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Federal (USV)

Private

Charles B. Chase

(c. 1843 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 18, from Canaan, he mustered as Private, Company F, 7th Maine Infantry on 23 January 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot to the left leg and also hit in the shoulder and ankle in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 29 September, but he died there of wounds on 22 October 1862. His body was then taken by relatives for burial at home.

References & notes

Casualty information from Hyde1. Service from the Adjutant General.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

c. 1843

Death

10/22/1862 Frederick, MD; burial in New Village Cemetery, Canaan, ME

Notes

1   Hyde, Thomas W., Casualties in the Seventh Maine Regiment in the Battle of Antietam, Lewiston Falls (Maine) Journal, 1862-10-02  [AotW citation 6650]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 180  [AotW citation 20815]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <http://www.civilwarmed.org/explore/primary-sources/databases/frederickpatient/>, Source page: patient #4.876  [AotW citation 20816]