Carson, Charles H.
Age: 20, credited to East Montpelier, VTVITALS
Birth: abt 1842, Boston, MAADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Died in Virginia
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CHARLES H. CARSON enrolled into the Bast Montpelier Company August 29, 1862, under Captain Lewis L. Coburn and counted on the quota of that town. He at once commenced to drill and being young and quick to learn was ready for muster into the service when the regiment arrived at Brattleboro, Vt., September 29. He was a stalwart, robust young man of 20 summers and in every way well calculated for the life of a soldier. It is said of him that in battle he was cool, brave and in the front battle line regardless of shot and shell, and fired his gun with steady aim and as often as the rest. Was a good, faithful soldier and evidently well born and properly brought up. Was a patriotic young man and glad for an opportunity to take share and part in defense of home and country. He made a good record and was mustered out with his regiment July 21, 1863, and returned to the hills and valleys and streams he loved so dearly. But this valiant soldier was not satisfied to resume the duties of civil life while there was yet need of volunteers, and hence he volunteered again as a veteran and joined Company E of the 17th Vermont and was made 1st corporal by Captain George S. Robinson, his 1st lieutenant in old Company C of the Bully 13th. He was killed on the second day of the battle of the Wilderness May 6, 1864, a noble sacrifice to the cause he loved most dearly. It was no idle curiosity that prompted him to volunteer as a veteran for he knew and fully realized the arduous duties of the battlefield.