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Federal (USV)


Charles H. Sweet

(c. 1838 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (1st Rifles)

Before Antietam

A 23 year old farmer in Wardton, he enlisted in Harisburg on 15 May 1861 and mustered into service there as Private, Company E, 13th Pennsylvania Reserves on 31 May. He was captured at Mechanicsville, VA on 26 June 1862 and held until exchanged, probably in August.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action near Turner's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862.

References & notes

His service from Bucktails 1 and the Card File.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1838


09/14/1862 Turner's Gap, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Thomson, O. R. Howard, and William H. Rauch, History of the "Bucktails", Kane Rifle Regiment of the Pennsylvania Reserve Corps (13th Pennsylvania Reserves, 42nd of the Line), Philadelphia: Electric Printing Co., 1906, pg. 381  [AotW citation 22966]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 22967]