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Confederate (CSV)


Charles M. Heard

(1825 - 1874)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Georgia Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a 35 year old hotel keeper in partnership with his older brother John (1819-) and 2 sisters in LaGrange, Troup County, GA; one of his residents was merchant D.A. Kidd. He enrolled as 2nd Lieutenant of Company K, 13th Georgia Infantry on 8 July 1861 in Griffin, GA.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 13 December 1862. He was detailed as Judge Advocate to 26 January 1863, on sick leave in March and April in LaGrange, GA, and again in June, and resigned for disability due to lung disease on 3 June 1863. He probably had later service as Captain of the Troup City Cavalry.

After the War

By 1870 he was a horse trader in LaGrange.

References & notes

His service from his Compiled Service Records,1 online from fold3, and from Henderson.2 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860 and 1870. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Francis M Heard (1825-) in June 1849 and they had at least 2 children.


06/25/1825; Wilkes County, GA


07/14/1874; LaGrange, GA; burial in Hillview Cemetery, LaGrange, GA


1   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 28467]

2   Henderson, Lilian, compiler, Roster of the Confederate Soldiers of Georgia, 1861-1865, 6 vols., Hapeville (GA): Longino & Porter, 1959-1964  [AotW citation 28468]