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Federal (USV)


Charles Mitchell Trask

(1836 - 1891)

Home State: Vermont

Education: University of Vermont

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

He read medicine at Burlington, took a course at Columbia College, New York, and subsequently at Dartmouth Medical College, Hanover, N. H. He graduated with an MD from the University of Vermont in June 1861. He was a student living in Stewartstown, VT when he enlisted in Company D, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 28 November 1861.

The rest of the War

He was appointed Hospital Steward on 8 February 1863; 2nd Assistant Surgeon on 1 June 1863. He was discharged 27 December 1864.

After the War

In 1865 he began the practice of medicine in Stewartstown, and in April of the same year was married. In the latter part of 1865, he removed to Welk River, where he practiced his profession for four years. He lost his wife by death in 1869. His health not being good, he sold his practice in 1871 and went to Boston, at which place he opened a pharmacy on Pleasant street, where he remained for ten years. His health continuing bad, he sold out and went to White River Junction, VT; at this place he went into business with C. L. Wilson, which partnership continued ten years.

References & notes

Basic information from Child, M.D.1. Details and the post-war quote above from a memorial in the Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association, (1893). Further information from Granville Priest Conn's History of the New Hampshire Surgeons in the War of Rebellion (1906), pp. 71-72.

More on the Web

His photograph is in the collection of the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Carlisle, PA in RG98S-CWP91.25.


11/30/1836; Brookfield, VT


06/27/1891; White River Junction, VT


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, pp. 121 - 132  [AotW citation 13351]