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Federal (USV)


Charles A. Pettie

(? - 1927)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company G, First New Jersey Infantry on 23 May 1861.

On the Campaign

He captured two Confederate soldiers in action at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Corporal on 9 April 1863 and was Color Sergeant of the Regiment by Cold Harbor on 7 June 1864. He mustered out on 23 June 1864.

References & notes

Pettie's actions at Crampton's Gap are in Camille Baquet's History of the First Brigade, New Jersey Volunteers (1910). His service dates from Stryker1. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


03/04/1927; burial in Hampton National Cemetery, Hampton, VA


1   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William Scudder Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, Vol. 1, pg. 88  [AotW citation 14539]