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C. Northrup
C. Northrup

Federal (USV)


Charles Northrup

(1828 - 1918)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 97th New York Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
Northrup was appointed Major at the organization of the 97th Infantry in February 1862.

In the Antietam Campaign:
At Antietam he was senior officer present and in command of his Regiment.

The remainder of the War:
He was often in command of the Regiment at subsequent combat, most notably at Gettysburg where Colonel Wheelock was captured. He was severely wounded in action at the Wilderness 6 May 1864, and "discharged in consequence thereof December 9, 1864".

After the War:
In 1888, the year of his mother-in-law's death, he was probably living in Chicago.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Photo above from a CDV courtesy Scott Hann.

More on the Web:
See more about Northrup and the 97th Infantry from the NY State Military Museum. An image of Charles' tombstone and Eliza Bradt's 1888 obituary have been posted online by the folks at RootsWeb.

Burial Place: Rome Cemetery, Rome, Oneida County, New York

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