US Army, Captain, Co. H, 1st Cavalry
Residence Wallingford VT;
Enlisted on 11/18/1864 as a 2nd Lieutenant.
On 4/20/1865 he was commissioned into "H" Co. VT 1st Cavalry
He was Mustered Out on 6/21/1865
He was listed as:
Wounded 7/3/1863 Gettysburg, PA
POW 10/11/1863 Brandy Station, VA
Wounded 10/11/1863 Brandy Station, VA
Escaped 2/16/1865 (place not stated)
1st Lieut 10/30/1862
Lt Col 3/13/1865 by Brevet
Colonel 3/13/1865 by Brevet
Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
4/20/1865 from company H to Field & Staff
Charles left Ludlow at the age of 17 and enlisted as a volunteer in a Company "H", First Vt. Cavalry. D. W. Bugbee of Ludlow, his friend and companion, was also a member of that company. Charles was appointed First Lieutenant of the company 1 April, 1863. He was appointed Captain of the company at Fairfax Court House, Virginia (mustered in by Jacob Pristol, First Lieut., 5th Michigan Cavalry, 3rd Division Cavalry). These troops were with Kilpatrick in many hard fought campaigns of the Civil War. On 18 Nov., 1864, Charles was appointed Major of Co. "H" and mustered in at Petersburg, Virginia 3 May, 1865. On 24 July, 1867, By Brevet, he was given the title of Lieutenant Colonel, also title of Colonel by the consent of the Senate, "for gallant and meritorious services in the field." His commission was signed by Andrew Johnson, President of the United States in the ninety-second year of the Independence of the United States; and by Edwin M. Stanton, Secretary of War. Title was given from 13 March, 1865.
Charles died very suddenly of inflammation of the bowels and heart failure at his home in Chillicothe, Missouri, 11 March, 1902 (age 64). He is buried in the Jones cemetery in Chillicothe, Missouri.
Sources: VermontCivilWar.Org Database
Eliza A Peabody Adams
1833–1900 (m. 1860)
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