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Federal (USV)


Charles Wilson

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th Rhode Island Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted on 11 September 1861 in Company A, 4th Rhode Island Infantry. He was promoted and mustered as Sergeant on 30 October.

On the Campaign

Lt Colonel Curtis cited the Sergeant and others in his Report:

... who rallied, after the regiment was broken, on the left of the Fifty-first Pennsylvania, and continued fighting until all their ammunition was gone, when I ordered them to recross the river to regain the regiment.

The rest of the War

He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, on 13 January 1863. He was recruiting duty in March 1864, and harbor master at Point Lookout, MD in May 1864. He mustered out 15 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Dyer1.


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 1, pg. 322  [AotW citation 14125]