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Federal (USV)


Charles W. Willingmyre

(1839 - 1908)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 118th Pennsylvania Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted and mustered for 3 months' service as a Private in Company A, 17th Pennsylvania Infantry on 25 April 1861 in Philadelphia. He mustered out with them on 2 August and then mustered as First Sergeant, Company C, 118th Pennsylvania Infantry on 11 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was captured in action at Shepherdstown Ford on 20 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant 20 April 1865, but not mustered at that rank. He mustered out with his Company on 1 June 1865.

References & notes

Basic information from Smith1 and the Card File, as Charles W. Willingmeyer. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

His brother Theodore Willingmyre, a Private in the 90th Pennsylvania Infantry, was wounded at Antietam on 17 September.




11/12/1908; Philadelphia, PA; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA


1   Smith, John L., and Survivor's Association, History of the Corn Exchange Regiment, 118th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 2nd Edition, Philadelphia: J.L. Smith, Map Publisher, 1905, pp. 694 - 699  [AotW citation 1981]

2   Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Adjutant-General, Pennsylvania Civil War Veterans' Card File, 1861-1866, Published <2005, first accessed 01 July 2005, <>  [AotW citation 23655]