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Federal (USV)


Charles H. Bean

(c. 1840 - 1862)

Home State: Maine

Branch of Service: Cavalry

Unit: 1st Maine Cavalry

Before Antietam

Age 21, from St. George, he mustered as Corporal in Company B, 1st Maine Cavalry on 16 October 1861. He was reduced in rank to Private and served time as a prisoner, cause and place not given.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by gunshot in action on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 19 September but died there of wounds on 21 September 1862.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which has his death on 19 September. Service from the Adjutant General.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Tobie,4 in contrast to the information above, says Bean was cut in the face by a saber while trying to arrest a drunken soldier in December 1863, in a hospital in Fairfax, VA, and on light duty until discharged in November 1864 at the end of his enlistment term.


c. 1840


09/21/1862; Frederick, MD; burial in Antietam National Cemetery, Sharpsburg, MD


1   Antietam National Cemetery, Board of Trustees, History of Antietam National Cemetery, Baltimore: John W. Woods, Steam Printer, 1869  [AotW citation 3205]

2   State of Maine, Adjutant General's Office, and John L. Hodsdon, AG, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Maine for the Year ending December 31, 1862, Augusta: Stevens and Sayward, Printers to the State, 1863, pg. 464  [AotW citation 20776]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.134  [AotW citation 20777]

4   Tobie, Edward Parsons, History of the First Maine Cavalry, 1861-1865, Boston: Press of Emery & Hughes, 1887, pg. 484  [AotW citation 25437]