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Federal (USV)


Charles Igiams

(c. 1837 - 1862)

Home State: Delaware

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Delaware Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted at age 24 in Company C, First Delaware Infantry on 21 August 1861 at Wilmington.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 28 September but died there of wounds on 30 September 1862.

After the War

He was originally buried in Frederick but was reinterred in the new Antietam National Cemetery in about 1867.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History,1 which lists him as Charles James. His service from the Roll 2 and Seville,3 who say he was killed outright on 17 September 1862. Some records also have his name as Charles Ijams. Wound and hospital details from the Patient List,4 also as Charles James. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Chas Isams.


c. 1837


09/30/1862; 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 3678]

2   State of Delaware, Adjutant General's Office, Civil War Military records for Delaware Units, Published 1861-, first accessed 31 January 2015, <>, Source page: Muster Out Roll, First Delaware Infantry  [AotW citation 13680]

3   Seville, William Penn, History of the First Regiment, Delaware Volunteers, Wilmington: Historical Society of Delaware, 1884, pg. 51  [AotW citation 26001]

4   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #4.646  [AotW citation 26002]