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Federal (USV)


Charles Bast

(c. 1833 - ?)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 96th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

From Pottsville, he enlisted at age 28 on 12 September 1861 in Company C, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Crampton’s Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Recovered at US Army Hospital Frederick, MD and returned to his Company 25 December 1862. He was promoted to Corporal on 1 May 1863 and Sergeant on 24 March 1864. Mustered out with his Company on 21 October 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Bates1. Details from Company C Roster information online transcribed online by Stu Richards at Schuylkill County Military History.


c. 1833


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871, 96th Infantry  [AotW citation 15333]