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 Charles Adam Heckman

Charles Adam Heckman

Birth
Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 14 Jan 1896 (aged 73)
Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Section D, Lot 197
Memorial ID 3639 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. Prior to the Civil War, he served in the Army as an officer in the Mexican war and was a conductor on the Pennsylvania Railroad. In October 1861, he was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 9th New Jersey, served in General Burnside's North Carolina expedition and was promoted Colonel in February 1862. In November 1862, he was appointed Brigadier General of the defenses of Norfolk and Portsmouth. At the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, Virginia, he was captured and sent to the Confederate stockade at Charleston. Prisoner exchanged in September 1864, he commanded the 2nd Division XVIII Corps at Ft Harrison, until relieved of duty in March 1865. After the war he was a dispatcher for the Pennsylvania Railroad.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 2 Oct 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3639
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Adam Heckman (3 Dec 1822–14 Jan 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3639, citing Easton Cemetery, Easton, Northampton County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .