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Federal (USV)


Charles Hawkins

(1840 - 1887)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 20, he enlisted on 5 December 1861 and mustered as Private, Company H, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 19 September in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the side in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was listed as "not accounted for" on the Company H muster-out roll. He enrolled as First Lieutenant, Company M, 3rd Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery on 24 December 1862, was honored by brevet to Captain on 13 March 1865, and mustered out on 9 November 1865 while on detached service at Fort Delaware.

After the War

He was a salesman in Philadelphia and living with his family and his mother-in-law in his brother-in-law Kingston Tarr's home in 1870.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates.2 Wound detail from Nelson.3 Personal details from Ward's History of George G. Meade Post No. One ... GAR (1889), family genealogists, and the 1870 US Census. His death place from the Friends' Intelligencer and Journal of April 1887. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Orianna/Oreana L. Tarr (b.1841) in October 1861 and they had a daughter Adelia (b.1862).


08/16/1840; Philadelphia, PA


04/19/1887; Lansdale, PA; burial in Fair Hill Burial Ground, Philadelphia, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23503]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23504]

3   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. 241  [AotW citation 23505]