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Federal (USV)


Charles Shafer

(c. 1839 - 1862)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 107th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 23 (or 33) year old farmer in Sullivan County, he enlisted in Dushore, PA on 4 July 1862 and mustered into service as Private, Company I, 107th Pennsylvania Infantry on 16 July 1862 in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 28 September but died there of wounds on 1 October 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Card File. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,2 as Charles Schaffer. Burial information from the cemetery History,3 as Charles Sharer, 109th Pennsylvania. His memorial is on Findagrave, for gravesite #4213.


c. 1839


10/01/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 22139]

2   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.868  [AotW citation 22140]

3   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 4151]