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Federal (USV)


Charles P. Talley

(1836 - 1903)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 90th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

A 25 year old carpenter in Philadelphia, he enlisted and mustered into service as a Private in Company H, 90th Pennsylvania Infantry on 28 October 1862 in Philadelphia.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He reenlisted and transferred to Company D, 11th Pennsylvania Infantry at Culpeper, VA, about 16 February 1864, was promoted to Corporal on 15 June 1865, and mustered out with them on 1 July 1865.

References & notes

His service from the Card File 1 and Bates,2 also as Charles P. Tally. Wound detail from Nelson.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave. He's also seen as Charles Tully.

He married Esther Lucetta Steele (1846-1924) in 1867 and they had 2 children.


1836 in PA


06/07/1903; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Westminster Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, PA


1   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23621]

2   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23622]

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. 408  [AotW citation 23623]