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Federal (USV)


Charles Voelker

(1835 - 1862)

Home State: New York

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 20th New York Infantry

Before Antietam

He was a 25 year old resident of Manhattan when he enrolled in the 20th New York Infantry on 3 May 1861 in New York City. He mustered in as 2nd Lieutenant of Company E. He was promoted to First Lieutenant on 10 July 1862.

On the Campaign

He was mortally wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He died of his wounds the following day in Sharpsburg. He was buried at Greenwood on 5 October 1862.

References & notes

Basic information from State of New York1, which has his name as Charles Volker. Further details from Jeffrey I. Richman's research on soldiers buried in Greenwood hosted online by Gary Kappesser.


1835 in GERMANY


09/18/1862; Sharpsburg, MD; burial in Greenwood Cemetery, Brooklyn, 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, Issue 20, pp. 1 - 174  [AotW citation 5354]