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Federal (USV)


Charles Rath

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Wisconsin

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 5th Wisconsin Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old from Manitowoc, he enlisted 4 June 1861 in Company A, 5th Wisconsin Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was with his Company in Maryland but died of disease at a hospital in Hagerstown, MD on 8 November 1862.

After the War

He was initially buried in a plot near the Alms House in Hagerstown, but reinterred at the new Antietam National Cemetery in 1866-67.

References & notes

Basic information from the Roster1. Death details from an article in the Hagerstown Herald of Freedom & Torch Light of 12 November 1862.


c. 1840


11/08/1862; Hagerstown, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   State of Wisconsin, Adjutant General's Office, and Chandler P. Chapman, Adj. Gen., Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers, War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Madison: Democrat Printing Co., State Printers, 1886, Vol. 1, pg. 441  [AotW citation 17659]