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Federal (USV)


Charles E. Johnson

(c. 1831 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st New York Infantry

Before Antietam

A 30 year old blacksmith, he enlisted on 10 May 1861 in Buffalo to serve two years and mustered as Private, Company B, 21st New York Infantry on 20 May.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in the hip in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862 and died the next day.

References & notes

Burial information from the Antietam Cemetery History.1 His service from the Adjutant General2 and his New York Muster Roll Extract, online from fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


c. 1831; East Troy, NY


09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, 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 3684]

2   State of New York, Adjutant-General, Annual Report of the Adjutant General of the State of New York [year]: Registers of the [units], 43 Volumes, Albany: James B. Lyon, State Printer, 1893-1905, For the Year 1899, Ser. No. 20, pg. 237  [AotW citation 22639]