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Federal (USV)


Charles Melman

(? - 1862)

Home State: New Jersey

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st New Jersey Infantry

Before Antietam

He enlisted in Company B, First New Jersey Infantry on 25 April 1861.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his right leg in action at Crampton's Gap on 14 September 1862.

The rest of the War

His leg was amputated and he was admitted to a US Army hospital in Frederick, MD on 4 October, but he died there on 31 October 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 His service from the State AG.2 Wound and hospital details from the Patient List.3 His memorial is on Findagrave.


10/31/1862; 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 3915]

2   State of New Jersey, Adjutant-General's Office, and William Scudder Stryker, Adjutant General, Record of Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Civil War, 1861-1865, 2 volumes, Trenton: John L. Murphy, Steam Book and Job Printer, 1876, Vol. 1, pg. 75  [AotW citation 14520]

3   National Museum of Civil War Medicine, and Terry Reimer, Frederick Patient List, Published 2018, first accessed 17 September 2018, <>, Source page: patient #438  [AotW citation 26018]