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Federal (USV)


Charles Henry Squire


(1841 - 1920)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 20 year old farmer from Greencastle, he enlisted as Private, Company A, 27th Indiana Infantry 12 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by gunshot to the left chest and lung in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He returned to his Company on 25 February 1863 and was wounded and captured in action at Chancellorsville, VA on 3 May 1863. He was paroled 14 May at City Point, VA. He reenlisted on 24 January 1864. He was wounded, for the third time, in the right hand in action at Peach Tree Creek, GA on 20 July 1864. On 4 November 1864 he transferred to Company F, 70th Indiana Infantry, and to the same Company, 33rd Infantry at Washington, DC on 8 June 1865. He mustered out on 21 July 1865 at Louisville, KY.

After the War

He was a farmer near Courtland, KS for nearly 40 years. He was Commander of Grand Army of the Republic Post #344, Courtland, at the Encampment in Topeka in 1914.

References & notes

Service information from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


07/10/1841; Greencastle, IN


05/05/1920; Courtland, KS; burial in Courtland Cemetery, Courtland, KS


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 570  [AotW citation 18400]