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C. Goss

C. Goss

Federal (USV)


Charles Goss

(1837 - 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 24 year old mechanic from Sterling, he mustered as Sergeant, Company E, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 July 1861. He was commissioned Second Lieutenant on 22 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the thigh in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 25 September 1862, and to Captain 26 April 1863. He was killed in action at Petersburg VA on 17 June 1864 while in command of Company C.

References & notes

Basic information from Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1. The photograph here kindly provided by Dave Hann.




6/17/1864 Petersburg, VA; burial in Chocksett Burial Ground, Sterling, MA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 618  [AotW citation 12502]