(1840 - 1862)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Infantry
Age 21, from Haverford Township, Delaware County, he enlisted on 4 August 1862 in Media and mustered as Private, Company D, 124th Pennsylvania Infantry on 9 August in Harrisburg.
On the Campaign
Private George Miller of his Company was wounded in the fight in the Miller Cornfield that morning and later remembered:
After receiving my wound Comrade Charles Eckfeldt, at my solicitation, helped me off with my belt and knapsack, and as the barrel of his gun had been flattened by a ball, he took mine, and when I left the gutter on the pike, he was firing away, but was never heard of again. His father searched every place: opening graves, etc.Eckfeldt was listed as missing in action and later as presumed killed at Antietam.
References & notes
10/31/1840 in PA
09/17/1862; Sharpsburg, MD
1 Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant General's Office, Register of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865, 16 volumes, Harrisburg [AotW citation 23833]
2 Green, Robert McCay, compiler, History of the One Hundred and Twenty-fourth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers in the War of the Rebellion 1862-1863, Philadelphia: Ware Brothers Company, printers, 1907, pg. 105 [AotW citation 23834]