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C.R. Brundage

C.R. Brundage

Federal (USV)

Lieutenant Colonel

Charles Russell Brundage

(1822 - 1897)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 60th New York Infantry


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He was educated in public schools and learned the stonecutter's trade which he followed over 20 years. He came to Clifton, NY at the age of 21 and also owned a 140 acre farm where he was a farmer and a dairyman. He was a Republican since the party's inception and was the Supervisor of the town for 6 years, Assessor 3 years, and Justice of the Peace for 30 years. He was a member of Russell Lodge 566.

He was Colonel of the 33rd New York State Militia when he was authorized, in July 1861, to raise a regiment for Federal service - this became the 60th New York Infantry. Age 38, he enrolled in Ogdensburg, NY and mustered as Major on 15 October 1861, and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 13 May 1862.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the regiment in Maryland, and by the end of the day 17 September 1862 had assumed command of the Brigade after Colonel Goodrich was killed.

The rest of the War

He was honorably discharged having resigned his commission due to illness on 6 November 1862. He returned to his New York home to recover his health.

After the War

By 1870 and to at least 1880 he was again a farmer, in Clifton, NY.

References & notes

His service from the Adjutant General.1 Personal details from family genealogists, the US Census of 1870 & 1880, and the History of St. Lawrence County, New York (1878). His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Thanks to member and descendant Howard Paige for the additional research and for identifying the Colonel in a group photograph (Library of Congress) taken 22 or 23 August 1862 at Sulphur Springs in Fauquier County, Virginia.

He married Mary Louise Bowhall (1833-1910) and they had 5 children between 1861 and 1876.


04/20/1822; Williston, VT


10/21/1897; Clare, New York; burial in Fairview Cemetery, Canton, NY


1   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 1900, Ser. No. 26, pg. 674  [AotW citation 29507]