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Federal (USV)


Charles Bertsch

(1836 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Baptized as Karl, in 1860 he was a 23 year old farmer on his parent's place at Clarence in Erie County, NY. He enlisted and mustered 10 April 1862 at Buffalo as a Private in Company E, 21st New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 His service from the Adjutant General2 as Charles Bertch. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860.


06/16/1836; Lichtenau, Kehl, Baden, GERMANY


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD


1   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 131  [AotW citation 16412]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 184  [AotW citation 22642]