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Federal (USV)


Charles T. Garrard

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 7th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

A farm laborer from Bazetta, he enlisted in Company H, 7th Ohio Infantry on 5 October 1861 for three years.

On the Campaign

He was present with his unit in action at Antietam.

The rest of the War

He was discharged at Harpers Ferry, VA on 22 November 1862 to enlist in Company K, 6th US Cavalry (Regular Army). He mustered out at the expiration of his term of service on 10 February 1864, at the rank of Corporal, and reenlisted for three years. He was promoted to Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant from First Sergeant, Company K, on 1 January 1865. He was apparently treated harshly for returning 2 days late from furlough after 30 January 1865, due to accident, and on 12 October 1865 he deserted his unit at Frederick, MD.

After the War

He was probably in Michigan after the War. In 1870, he was in Rock Creek, Carroll Co., IL. In 1880 he was a city fireman in Cleveland, OH. In 1900 he was in Chicago, IL. A bill for the relief of Garrard to clear his record was introduced in the US Senate in June 1892.

References & notes

Basic information from Wilson1. Details of his Regular Army service from the Congressional Record, 55th Congress. Information about his postwar life from family researchers and the US Census.


1   Wilson, Lawrence, and the Historical Committee of the Regimental Association, Itinerary of the Seventh Ohio Infantry 1861-1864, New York: The Neale Publishing Co., 1907, pp. 475, 476, 605, 606  [AotW citation 13133]