Charles Drayton(c. 1843 - )
Home State: Massachusetts
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Age 18, a painter from North Bridgwater on enlistment in July 1861. Appointed Corporal 12 September 1862. He was in Company K.
The remainder of the War:
Discharged for disability 30 March 1863 at Washington, DC. Enlisted 15 January 1864 in the 3rd North Carolina Infantry (US), which became the 37th Regiment, US Colored Troops as Quartermaster-Sergeant. Appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Company G, 13 June 1865. Detailed as Post-Quartermaster, Wilmington, NC September - December 1865, then promoted First Lieutenant and Regimental Quartermaster 22 January 1866. Mustered out 11 February 1867, from Company G.
After the War:
He was brevetted Captain for "faithful and meritorious service during the war."
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. Details about his service with the USCT from History of the Thirty-Seventh Regt. U.S.C. Infantry (1866) (transcribed) and Dr. Richard Reed's Raising the African Brigade, transcribed from the North Carolina Historical Review, #70 (1993) - both part of the excellent NC-US Colored Troops Project from John B. McGowan and Charles P. Barnes.
|Place of Birth: North Bridgewater, MA |
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. 121 - 126; Vol. 6, pg. 739 [AotW citation 7012]
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