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Federal (USV)


Charles W. Oursler

(1841 - 1862)

Home State: Maryland

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Maryland, PHB

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company B, First Maryland Home Brigade on 6 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was killed in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

More on the Web

Service information from the State of Maryland.1 His death also found in a casualty list in the New York Times of 18 September 1862, as Corp. Oursley. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone says he was shot on 12 September and died on the 13th.




09/13/1862; Maryland Heights, MD


1   Wilmer, L. Allison, and J.H. Jarrett, George H. Vernon, State Commissioners, History and Roster of Maryland Volunteers, War of 1861-5, Baltimore: Press of Guggenheimer, Weil & Co., 1898, Vol. 1, pg. 496  [AotW citation 21438]