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Federal (USV)

Private

Charles Ritter

(c. 1842 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age, 19 years. Enlisted, 5/3/1861 at New York City to serve 2 years; mustered in as private Co. B.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was reinterred from his original burial on the Antietam battlefield to the National Cemetery during or before 1867.

References & notes

Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1, with service details from roster data posted online by Gary Kappesser.

Birth

c. 1842

Death

09/17/1862 Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD

Notes

1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4098]