Saturday, July 23, 2005

Civil war Memoir: Charles V. Mesler Company K, No. 50

The following is from Grand Army of the Republic ~ Department of New York ~ Personal War Sketches of the Members of Charles P. Sprout Post No. 76, of Lockport

Sprout who was with the New York 28th Infantry was killed in Action at Cedar Mountain, Virginia on August 9, 1862

Charles V. Mesler
Born Barre, New York
Company “K”, No. 50, 3 Months Infantry

…My first engagement was a the 1st Bull Run Battle…. Afterwards at Cedar Mountain, Rappahannock Station, Thoroughfare Gap, 2nd Bull Run, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksville, 1st & 2nd Chancellorsville, Gettysburg and Petersburg.

….Was confined at Libby prison. The most important event was getting through alive and the Battle of Gettysburg, the most important battle in which I was engaged. More credit should be given the enlisted men for their patriotic and heroic services, which finally crowned us with success.

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