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Federal (USV)


Charles Samuel Brigham

(1846 - 1862)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 16 year old farmer in Erving, MA, giving his age as 18, he mustered as Private, Company K, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 5 August 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He died of wounds on 27 September at the Locust Spring Hospital, Keedysville, MD.

References & notes

Hospital detail from Nelson1. Service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines.2 Birth details from family genealogists. His memorial is on Findagrave.


02/08/1846; Erving, MA


09/27/1862; Keedysville, MD; burial in Erving Center Cemetery, Erving, MA


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. 142  [AotW citation 16629]

2   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pg. 642  [AotW citation 20723]