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Federal (USV)


Charles Wesley Edgerly

(1828 - 1905)

Home State: New Hampshire

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 9th New Hampshire Infantry

Before Antietam

In 1860 he was a 32 year old master carpenter in Rochester, NH. He was appointed Captain of Company H, 9th New Hampshire Infantry on 10 August 1862 and mustered in on 23 August.

On the Campaign

At Fox's Gap on South Mountain on 14 September 1862:

When the order was given to lead, previous to the battle, Capt. C. W. Edgerly of Co. H from Rochester, suddenly was taken weak at the knees and complained of being foot sore and asked Lieut. John G. Lewis to lead his company into the battle which Lt. Lewis did in a noble manner, gallantly leading them wherever there was most danger.

The rest of the War

He resigned his commission on 27 February 1863.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was a house carpenter in Rochester, NH. In 1900 he was a farmer in Strafford County, NH.

References & notes

His service from Ayling.1 His role at Fox's Gap from a 29 September 1862 letter from Colonel Fellows to New Hampshire Governor Nathaniel S. Berry, now in the Gilder Lehrman Collection; transcription by Mike Pride on Our War. Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860-1900. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Maria Wentworth (1829-1895) in October 1851 and they had 5 sons.


01/28/1828; Durham, NH


03/06/1905; Rochester, NH; burial in Rochester Cemetery, Rochester, NH


1   State of New Hampshire, Adjutant-General's Office, and Augustus D. Ayling, AG, Revised Register of the Soldiers and Sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 1861-1866 , 2 Volumes, Concord: Ira C. Evans, Public Printer, 1895, pg. 475  [AotW citation 29461]