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Federal (USV)


Charles William Ford

(1823 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 126th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 39 year old carpenter, he enlisted 9 August 1862 at Canandaiga, and mustered on 22 August as Private in Company D, 126th New York Infantry.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot through the lungs in action on Maryland Heights near Harpers Ferry on 13 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of wounds in a hospital in Annapolis, MD on 26 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic Service from the Adjutant General.1 Details from Willson.2 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married twice; to Charity Amanda Hawley (1825-1849) and then Rebecca Felton (1825-1905) in 1852. He had 6 sons.


04/01/1823; Rushville, Yates County, NY


10/26/1862; Annapolis, MD; burial in Annapolis National Cemetery, Annapolis, MD


1   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1903, Ser. No. 36, pg. 910  [AotW citation 22377]

2   Willson, Arabella M., and the Historical Committee of the Regiment, Disaster, Struggle, Triumph. The Adventures of 1000 "Boys in Blue," from August, 1862, to June, 1865, Albany: The Argus Company, printers, 1870, pg. 463  [AotW citation 22378]