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C. Northrup

C. Northrup

Federal (USV)


Charles Northrup

(1828 - 1918)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Commanding Regiment

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 97th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

Northrup was appointed Major at the organization of the 97th Infantry in February 1862.

On the Campaign

At Antietam he was senior officer present and in command of his Regiment.

The rest of the War

He was often in command of the Regiment at subsequent combat, most notably at Gettysburg where Colonel Wheelock was captured. He was severely wounded in action at the Wilderness 6 May 1864, and "discharged in consequence thereof December 9, 1864".

After the War

In 1888, the year of his mother-in-law's death, he was probably living in Chicago.

References & notes

Photo above from a CDV courtesy Scott Hann.

More on the Web

See more about Northrup and the 97th Infantry from the NY State Military Museum. An image of Charles' tombstone and Eliza Bradt's 1888 obituary have been posted online by the folks at RootsWeb.




1918; burial in Rome Cemetery, Rome, Oneida County, New York