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Federal (USV)


Charles L. Duffield

(c. 1835 - 1862)

Home State: Ohio

Command Billet: Regimental Adjutant

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 30th Ohio Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 26, he enlisted as First Sergeant in Company B, 30th Ohio Infantry on 30 July 1861 and was promoted to Commissary Sergeant on 10 September. He was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant and acting Adjutant on 2 March 1862 and promoted to First Lieutenant and Adjutant on 28 June.

On the Campaign

He was an acting aide to Colonel Ewing at Antietam and was mortally wounded by gunshots to the thigh and through the body there on 17 September 1862, and died the next day. Major Hildt later reported:

Adjt. Charles Duffield was wounded in the leg, in the [Otto] corn-field, and, while being borne off, was mortally wounded in the back.

The rest of the War

His body arrived home on 22 September and was buried in Germano Cemetery.

References & notes

His service from the Roster,1 which says he was killed outright on 17 September. Details from Susan G. Hall's Appalachian Ohio and the Civil War, 1862-1863 (2000). His role at Antietam from Ewing's after-action Report:

Lieutenant Duffield, who had been acting as my aide temporarily, was also killed, being twice shot. A soldier more conscientious in the discharge of every duty did not live.
His gravesite is on Findagrave. Thanks to Jim Buchanan for the promt to look into Lt. Duffield and the other men mentioned in Major Hildt's Report.


c. 1835


09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Germano Cemetery, Germano, OH


1   State of Ohio, Roster Commission, Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1866, 12 Volumes, Akron: The Werner Company, 1893-95, Vol. 3, pg. 395  [AotW citation 22199]