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Federal (USV)

Private

Charles Sidney Buell

(1842 - 1927)

Home State: Connecticut

Command Billet: Soldier

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 8th Connecticut Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, 23 September 1861 at age 19, at Hartford in the Waterbury Company (Co. E).

On the Campaign

He and his regiment crossed the Antietam at Snavely's Ford about 1 o'clock on the 17th, and fought nearly to Sharpsburg itself, before being driven back to the heights above the Lower Bridge late in the afternoon. He recorded his experiences of that day in a diary, transcribed here on AotW.

The rest of the War

He served with the regiment through (at least) June 1864.

Birth

05/22/1842; Watertown, CT

Death

11/01/1927 Brooklyn, NY; burial in Watertown, CT