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Federal (USV)


Charles B. Woodford

(1843 - 1862)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old machinist in Franklin, he enlisted in Concord in Company A, 5th New Hampshire Infantry on 8 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam and was originally buried on the field [map].

References & notes

Basic information from Child1. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. Birth date calculated from his gravestone, posted on Findagrave by Fran Hanchett.

His widowed mother Frances applied for a dependents' pension in December 1862 based on Charles' service.


04/1843; Westbrook, ME


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, NH


1   Child, M.D., William, A History of the Fifth Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, Bristol (NH): R.W. Musgrove, Printer, 1893, Roster pp. 187 - 202  [AotW citation 13478]