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C.R. Brundage
C.R. Brundage

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Charles Russell Brundage

(1822 - 1897)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 60th New York Infantry

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
The book "St. Lawrence Co." states that Charles was educated in public schools and learned the stonecutter's trade which he followed over 20 years. He came to Clifton, N.Y. at the age of 21. He owned a 140 acre farm where he was a farmer and a dairyman. He was a Republican since the party's inception and was the Supervisor of the town for 6 years, Assessor 3 years and Justice of the Peace for 30 years. He was a member of Russell Lodge 566.

He had been Colonel of the 33rd NY State Militia when he was authorized, in July 1861, to raise a Regiment for Federal service - this became the 60th New York Infantry. He was commissioned Major 2 November 1861, and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel 13 May 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
By the end of the day 17 September, 1862, he had assumed command of the Brigade from Colonel Goodrich, who had been killed.

The remainder of the War:
He was honorably discharged (resigned his commission due to illness) 6 November 1862, and his resignation was accepted. He subsequently returned to his New York home to recover his health.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Sources: History of St. Lawrence County, New York, L. H. Everts & Company, 1878 - 60th NY Infantry officer roster transcribed online at RootsWeb by Anne M. Cady. Also Ancestry of Charles R. Brundage (1822-1897). Thanks to member and descendant Howard Paige for the additional research and for identifying the Colonel in a group photograph (Library of Congress) taken 22 or 23 August 1862 at Sulphur Springs in Fauquier County, Virginia.

Birth Date: 04/20/1822    Place of Birth: Williston, Chittenden County, VT    
Death Date: 10/21/1897    Death Place: Clifton, St Lawrence, New York    Burial Place: South Russell Cemetery, Saint Lawrence Co., NY

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