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Federal (USV)

Private

Charles H. Wellington

"Duke"

(1839 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 23, a bootmaker in Upton, he enlisted on 16 July 1861 in Company K, 13th Massachusetts Infnatry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the shoulder action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Chambersburg, PA, but died there on 1 October 1862 from wounds.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts,1 with wound and hospital details from Nelson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave. More about his gravesite on the Gettysburg Daily; thanks to J.O. Smith for the pointer.

Birth

1839; Holden, MA

Death

10/01/1862 Chambersburg, PA; burial in Gettysburg National Cemetery, Gettysburg, PA

Notes

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. 126 - 129  [AotW citation 7028]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 432  [AotW citation 17726]