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Confederate (CSV)

Private

Charles H. Kingsley

(c. 1839 - 1864)

Home State: Texas

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Texas Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

Age 23, he enlisted when the Company was organized in Galveston County, TX, and mustered with them as Private, Company L, First Texas Infantry for Confederate service on 30 August 1861 near Manassas, VA.

On the Campaign

He was severely wounded in the head in action on 17 September 1862:

During the engagement I saw four bearers of our State colors shot down, to wit: First, John Hanson, Company L; second, James Day, Company M; third, Charles H. Kingsley, Company L, and, fourth, James K. Malone, Company A. After the fall of these, still others raised the colors until four more bearers were shot down ...

The rest of the War

He was treated at a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 10 and 11 October then sent on to Baltimore. He was exchanged and returned to duty, dates not given. He was promoted 5th then First Sergeant, dates not given. He was wounded again, at Chickamauga, GA on 19 September 1863, and captured in action in the Wilderness, VA on 6 May 1864. He died while a prisoner at Point Lookout, MD in July 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Davis1 and Simpson.2 Sharpsburg wound detail from a 22 September casualty list by Lt. Col. Work published in the Galveston News of 1 November 1862 (as W. Haskins). Hospital detail from the Patient List.3 The quote above from Lt. Colonel Work's after-action Report.

Birth

c. 1839

Death

07/1864 Point Lookout, MD

Notes

1   Davis, Rev. Nicholas A., The Campaign from Texas to Maryland, Houston: Telegraph Book and Job Establishment, 1863, pg. 143  [AotW citation 1575]

2   Simpson, Harold Brown, Hood's Texas Brigade: a Compendium, Hillsboro: Hill Junior College Press, 1977, pg. 81  [AotW citation 21048]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #840  [AotW citation 21049]