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Federal (USV)


Charles L. Preston

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 15th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company G.

On the Campaign

He was reported missing in action on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Age 17, a farmer from Worcester on enlistment in July 1861. He had been wounded at Ball's Bluff on 21 October 1861. Returned (gained) on 13 November 1861, but deserted on 25 February 1863 near Falmouth, VA.


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, pg. 181  [AotW citation 5839]