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Federal (USV)


Charles W. Bean

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

From Northwood, he enlisted at age 21 in Company A, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 15 September 1861 as Corporal. He was promoted to Sergeant on 23 February 1862. He was promoted again, to First Sergeant, then 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, on 10 September 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He returned home in October, and died of his wounds on 10 October 1862. He was buried on the 12th by Northwood men, members of the new 15th Regiment.

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Detail from McGregor's History of the Fifteenth Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers, 1862-1863 (1900). His burial place from the Northwood Historical Society.


c. 1840; Cambridgeport, MA


10/10/1862; Northwood, NH; burial in Northwood Ridge Cemetery, Northwood, NH


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 13355]