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Federal (USV)


Charles Buley

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 51st Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

An 18 year old farmer in Montgomery County, he enlisted on 1 September 1861 in Upper Merion, and mustered as Private, Company I, 51st Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 September in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He reenlisted on 1 January 1864, was detailed as a guard at the First Division, Ninth Corps Hospital on 10 May 1864, and mustered out with his Company on 27 July 1865.

References & notes

Casualty information from Nelson.1 Service information from Bates2 and the Card File,3 as Charles Bewley.


c. 1843; Montgomery County, PA


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. 147  [AotW citation 16957]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23199]

3   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23200]