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Confederate (CSV)


Charles Edward Bott

(1838 - 1888)

Home State: Virginia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 33rd Virginia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

He enlisted as 3rd Sergeant of Company K, 33rd Virginia Infantry on 18 May 1861 at Mt Jackson, VA, promoted to 2nd Sergeant on 1 January 1862, and was elected and commissioned (Junior) 2nd Lieutenant on 24 April 1862. He was captured at Middletown (or Strasburg), VA on 2 June, held at Fort Delaware, and was exchanged at Aiken's Landing, VA on 15 August 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded by a gunshot through his left forearm in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was afterward absent, recovering, and resigned his commission on 17 August 1863, disabled by his Sharpsburg wound.

He enrolled again, on 4 May 1864, as First Lieutenant of Captain Moore's Company B, First Battalion Virginia Reserves, later designated Company C, 8th Battalion, Virginia Reserves (First Battalion Valley Reserves). He was listed as disabled, but among men at New Market, VA surrendered and paroled on 14 April 1865.

After the War

In 1880 he was an engineer in St. Louis, MO.

References & notes

His service from Reidenbaugh,1 via the Historical Data Systems database, and his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1880.

He may have changed his name to Botts later in life, and his children all use that spelling.

He married Emma V Pritchard (1841-1919) in 1864 in Shenandoah County, VA.


1838 in PA




1   Reidenbaugh, Lowell, 33rd Virginia Infantry, Lynchburg (Va): H. E. Howard. Inc, 1987  [AotW citation 28305]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 28313]