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Federal (USV)


Aaron N. Channel

(1821 - 1864)

Home State: Ohio

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 40, from Licking County, OH, he enlisted 22 June 1861 in Company E, 12th Ohio Infantry, and was appointed First Sergeant. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant to date from the same day. He was promoted to First Lieutenant 6 December 1861.

On the Campaign

He was on temporary detached duty to the First Independent Battery, Ohio Light Artillery on the Maryland Campaign. He was noted in Captain McMullin's Report.

The rest of the War

He was again promoted, to Captain, on 12 November 1862, to date from 30 August 1862. He was killed in action on Cloyd's Mountain, VA on 9 May 1864.

References & notes

His service from the State of Ohio,1 which says he was wounded in action at Cloyd's Mountain, VA on 9 May 1864 and discharged 30 January 1865. Reid2 says he was killed in action on 9 May 1864. His gravesite is on Findagrave. His name is spelled Aaren N. Channell on his stone. Birth details from family genealogists.


1821 in VA


05/09/1864; Cloyd's Mountain, VA; burial in Knoxville National Cemetery, Knoxville, TN


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. II, pg. 366  [AotW citation 17533]

2   Reid, Whitelaw, Ohio in the War. Her Statesmen, Generals and Soldiers, 2 vols., Cincinnati: Moore, Wilstach & Baldwin, 1868, Vol. II, pg. 88  [AotW citation 17534]