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Federal (USV)


Charles Cargill

(1838 - 1918)

Home State: Rhode Island

Branch of Service: Artillery

Unit: 1st Rhode Island Light Artillery, Battery A

Before Antietam

From Providence, he mustered as a Private in Battery A, 1st Rhode Island Artillery on 6 June 1861.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was wounded again, at Gettysburg, PA on 3 July 1864, and he was absent, wounded until he was discharged at Lowell General Hospital, Portsmouth Grove, RI on 6 June 1864.

References & notes

Service information from Dyer.1 His Antietam wound from Aldrich.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.




07/30/1918; burial in North Burial Ground, Providence, RI


1   Dyer, Elisha, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations for the Year 1865 (corrected), 2 Volumes, Providence: E.L. Freeman & Son, 1893, Vol. 2, pg. 743  [AotW citation 18683]

2   Aldrich, Thomas M., The History of Battery A, First Regiment Rhode Island Light Artillery, in the War to Preserve the Union, 1861-1865, Providence: Snow & Farnham, Printers, 1904, pg. 143  [AotW citation 18684]