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Federal (USV)


Charles Ford

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 106th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted as Private, Company C, 106th Pennsylvania Infantry on 13 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the right leg "by [an] officer's servant", probably accidentally, at Antietam on 18 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was first treated at the Hoffman Farm field hospital near the battlefield where his leg was amputated by Surgeon S.N. Sherman of the 34th New York Infantry. He was then sent to the larger Smoketown field hospital. He was discharged for disability from his wound on 1 February 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Ward.1 Wound and hospital details from Nelson2 and the MSHWR,3 which says his wound and amputation occurred on 17 September.


1   Ward, Joseph R. C., History of the One-Hundred and Sixth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865 (2nd Ed.), Philadelphia: Grant, Faires & Rogers, 1906, pg. 320  [AotW citation 21575]

2   Nelson, John H., As Grain Falls Before the Reaper: The Federal Hospital Sites and Identified Federal Casualties at Antietam, Hagerstown: John H. Nelson, 2004, pg. 212  [AotW citation 21576]

3   Barnes, Joseph K., and US Army, Office of the Surgeon General, The Medical and Surgical History of the War of the Rebellion, 6 books, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1870, Volume 2, Part 3, pg. 248  [AotW citation 21577]