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C. Yoest
C. Yoest

Federal (USV)


Charles Yoest

(1841 - 1925)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted in Company H, 28th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 July 1861 for 3 years as Corporal.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to Sergeant 1 March 1864, and to First Sergeant 1 June 1865. He mustered out of service with his Company on 15 July 1865 as a re-enlisted Veteran.

After the War:
As of 1918-19 he was Junior Vice Commander of the Col. O. H. Rippey Post (No. 41), Grand Army of the Republic, Pittsburgh.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic information from Bates1. Further details from his gravesite on Findagrave. His photograph from a CDV kindly supplied by Paul Harig.

Death Date: 04/19/1925    Burial Place: Saint Mary Catholic Cemetery, Lawrenceville, PA


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, Vol. 1, pp. 464 - 478  [AotW citation 8093]

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