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Federal (USV)


Charles C. Wehrum

(1841 - 1908)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 12th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He arrived in the US at age 11. By 20 he was a blacksmith in Cambridge and enlisted in the 12th Massachusetts Infantry in April 1861. He was appointed First Sergeant, Company E.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant 30 November 1862, First Lieutenant 18 February 1863, and Regimental Adjutant on 31 March 1863. Wounded in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. To Captain, Company A on 4 February 1864. Mustered out with the Regiment in June 1864.

After the War

He was in the coal business, in the Tammany organization in New York City, and on its Board of Education from 1891 - 96.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1, details from his obituary in the New York Times of 12 March 1908.


1841; Permasene, BAVARIA


03/11/1908; New York, NY


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 2, pp. 33 - 36  [AotW citation 6790]