Charles Voelker(1835 - 1862)
Home State: New York
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 20th New York Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
He was a 25 year old resident of Manhattan when he enrolled in the 20th New York Infantry on 3 May 1861 in New York City. He mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant of Company E. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 10 July 1862.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He died of his wounds the following day in Sharpsburg. He was buried at Greenwood on 5 October 1862.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from State of New York1, which has his name as Charles Volker. Further details from Jeffrey I. Richman's research on soldiers buried in Greenwood hosted online by Gary Kappesser.
|Birth State: GERMANY |
Death Date: 09/18/1862 Death Place: Sharpsburg, MD Burial Place: Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, NY
1 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 20, pp. 1 - 174 [AotW citation 5354]
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