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Federal (USV)


Charles William Kruger

(1825 - 1888)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Company

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 4th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 36, he enrolled on 22 April 1861 in New York City and mustered as Captain, Company D, 4th New York Infantry on 2 May.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the abdomen in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to Major on 14 October 1862 and mustered out of service with his Regiment on 25 May 1863 at New York City.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson1, who has him as Bragus. Service from the Adjutant General,2 who has him as Charles N. Kruger, and Phisterer.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/08/1825 in GERMANY


11/02/1888; in NY; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, NY


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. 140  [AotW citation 16548]

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 1898, Ser. No. 17, pg. 704  [AotW citation 20380]

3   Phisterer, Frederick, New York in the War of the Rebellion, 6 volumes, Albany: J. B. Lyon Company, 1909-12, Vol. 2, Pt. 4, pg. 1746  [AotW citation 20381]