Charles A. Tillotson(1844 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 108th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted at age 19 and mustered in as Private, Company G, 108th New York Infantry on 14 August 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of his wound 3 or 4 days after the battle, and was originally buried on the field, but retrieved by his family, returned to New York, and had a funeral at East Henrietta on 2 November 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from the Antietam Cemetery History1 - though he is not actually buried there. Service data from State of New York2, which says he was killed outright on 17 September. Additional details, including those of his death and burial, from Wsshburn3.
|Birth Date: 03/07/1844 Place of Birth: Mendon, NY |
Death Date: 09/21/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Pittsford Cemetery, Pittsford, NY
1 Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869 [AotW citation 4266]
2 State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, Issue 34 (for 1903), pg. 305 [AotW citation 8955]
3 Washburn, George H., A Complete Military History and Record of the 108th Regiment N.Y. Vols., Rochester (NY): Press of E.R. Andrews, 1894, pp. 272 - 274 [AotW citation 8956]
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