Charles M. BatchelderHome State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 29, shoemaker from Grafton on enlistment as First Sergeant in July 1861. He was in Company G.
In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.
The remainder of the War:
Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 18 September 1862, First Lieutenant on 3 January 1863, but declined that rank, Discharged on disability in January 1864 as 2nd Lieutenant.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His photograph from one in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2.
1 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 176 - 186 [AotW citation 5807]
2 US Army, Military History Institute (USAMHI), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <http://cdm16635.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/search/collection/p16635coll12/>, Source page: pg. 4926 [AotW citation 6938]
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