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Federal (USV)


Charles Henry Jumper

(1837 - 1907)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Maine Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, from Lewiston, he enlisted as Private, Company K, in the 3-month First Maine Infantry, serving from Mayy to August 1861. He then enlisted as Corporal, Company K, 10th Maine Infantry, and mustered on 4 October 1861. He was promoted to Sergeant on 26 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He mustered out with the 10th in May 1863, then reenlisted in Company K, 29th Maine Infantry on 1 August 1863. He was promoted to First Sergeant 13 November 1863. He was offered but declined appointment as 2nd Lieutenant 18 October, but accepted commission as 2nd Lieutenant, Company D on 11 December 1864. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 17 January 1865. He was honored by brevet to Captain on 13 March 1865, and mustered out of service with his Company in June 1866.

After the War

He began work in the Lewiston Brass Foundry in 1867, was foreman by 1872, and owned the firm in 1879. He was sole proprietor there to at least 1900.

References & notes

His service from Gould1 and the Maine Adjutant General.2 His occupation from the Lewiston City Directory of 1872 and the Maine State Yearbook of 1900, along with reminiscences of his daughter Mollie (1876-1975). Details from Beckford's Leading Business Men of Lewiston (1889). His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/06/1837; New Gloucester, ME


02/06/1907; burial in Grand Army of the Republic Cemetery, Lewiston, ME


1   Gould, John Mead, History of the First - Tenth - Twenty-ninth Maine regiment, Portland: Stephen Berry, 1871, pg. 652  [AotW citation 17454]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pp. 291, 294  [AotW citation 17455]