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Federal (USV)

Sergeant

Charles A. Meeker

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Pennsylvania Reserves

Before Antietam

A 24 year old farmer in Wyoming County, he enlisted on 15 May 1861 in Harrisburg. He mustered into service as Sergeant, Company B, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves on 10 August.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds at the Smoketown hospital on 30 October 1862.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File.2

Birth

c. 1837

Death

10/30/1862 Smoketown, MD

Notes

1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22879]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <http://www.digitalarchives.state.pa.us/archive.asp?view=ArchiveIndexes&ArchiveID=17>  [AotW citation 22880]