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C.A. Hale

C.A. Hale

Federal (USV)


Charles A. Hale

(c. 1841 - 1899)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

A resident of Lebanon, he enlisted as Corporal in Company C, Fifth New Hampshire Infantry on 28 August 1861. He was probably promoted to Sergeant before Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was wounded in action at Fredericksburg, VA on 13 December 1862. He was appointed Sergeant-Major of the Regiment on 8 February 1863, and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant of Company H on 1 March. He was wounded again in action at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863. Promoted to First Lieutenant, Company E on 2 July 1863. He was discharged at the end of his 3 year term, but appointed Captain, Company F on 3 January 1865. He mustered out of service on 28 June 1865.

After the War

He was living in Gettysburg, PA in 1893. He was probably a resident of the U.S. National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Milwaukee at the time of his death.

References & notes

Basic service information from Child1. His presence at Antietam from Mike Pride and Mark Travis' My Brave Boys: To War with Colonel Cross and the Fighting Fifth (Hanover, NH: University Press of New England, 20001). Life dates from his gravesite on Findagrave, source also of his photo, from one posted by David M Morin. His memoir of Antietam is in the CWTI Collection at the US Army Heritage and Education Center, Carlisle, PA.


c. 1841; Sidney, ME


08/19/1899; burial in Wood National Cemetery, Milwaukee, WI


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster, pg. 79  [AotW citation 13487]