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Federal (USV)


Charles Roxborough

(c. 1838 - 1863)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 124th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

Age 24, he enlisted on 6 August 1862 in West Chester and mustered as Private, Company F, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August in Harrisburg.

On the Campaign

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

The rest of the War

He was admitted to the US Army hospital in the Jail Street School in Frederick, MD on 28 September 1862. He transferred to USA General Hospital #1 in Frederick on 20 January 1863 and his leg was amputated, but he died from the effects of the surgery and erysipelas (skin infection) there on 11 March 1863.

References & notes

Service information from Bates1 and the Register,2 both say he died in Frederick on 22 September 1862. Hospital details from the Patient List,3 as Charles Rocksburg.


c. 1838


03/11/1863; Frederick, MD


1   Bates, Samuel Penniman, History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-65, Harrisburg: State of Pennsylvania, 1868-1871  [AotW citation 23807]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg  [AotW citation 23808]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #224  [AotW citation 23809]