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Confederate (CSV)


Charles John Behan

(1845 - 1862)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A clerk in New Orleans, he enlisted in Company E, 5th Louisiana Infantry on May 10th, 1861 in New Orleans.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Sharpsburg, on his 17th birthday.

References & notes

Basic information from Booth1. Birth and burial information from his gravesite on Findagrave, which also notes he was brother of William J. Behan, 2nd Lt. in the 4th Company, Washington Artillery, and later Mayor of New Orleans (1882-1884).


09/17/1845; New Orleans, LA


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, New Orleans, LA


1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 1, pg. 155  [AotW citation 13147]