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C.H. Hovey

C.H. Hovey

Federal (USV)


Charles H. Hovey

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 13th Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

He was in Company D.

On the Campaign

Age 31, an apothecary in Boston on commissioning as First Lieutenant in July 1861. Promoted Captain 6 November 1861. He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

Wounded again in action at Gettysburg, PA on 1 July 1863. Commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the regiment on 16 April 1864.

References & notes

Basic information from Commonwealth of Massachusetts1. His photograph from one in the MOLLUS Massachusetts Collection2.


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. 91 - 94  [AotW citation 6920]

2   US Army, Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC), Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (MOLLUS)-Massachusetts Photograph Collection, Published 2009, <>, Source page: pg. 5333  [AotW citation 7030]