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C. Combs, Jr.

C. Combs, Jr.

Federal (USV)


Charles Combs, Jr.

(1843 - 1869)

Home State: Indiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 27th Indiana Infantry

Before Antietam

A 19 year old farmer from Bloomington, he mustered as Private into Company B, 27th Indiana Infantry on 12 March 1862.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was treated as hospitals in Frederick, MD and West Philadelphia, PA. He was detached for service at the Distribution Camp, Alexandria, VA in June and July 1863, then returned to his Company. He transferred to Company C, 70th Indiana Infantry in Atlanta, GA on 4 November 1864 and mustered out of service on 8 April 1865.

After the War

He returned to farming, married, had three sons (one survived him), but died of an ongoing infection from his Antietam wound at age 25.

References & notes

His service from Brown1 and the Historical Data Systems database. Hospital and other details from Steven Russell's Roster. Further information from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his face here, from a full-length portrait from Larry Combs.


08/28/1843; Monroe County, IN


01/02/1869; Monroe County, IN; burial in Combs Cemetery, Buenavista, IN


1   Brown, Edmund Randolph, The Twenty-Seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry in the War of the Rebellion, Monticello, IN: E.R. Brown, 1899, pg. 576  [AotW citation 18423]