Monday, August 01, 2005

Civil War Memoir: Charles S. Schad 1st New York Light Artillery

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 S. Schad
Born Niagara, New York
1st New York Light Artillery

The first battle I took part in was at Winchester. Va., on May 25, 1862. Was engaged at the battle of Chancellorsville…and the following skirmishes, Cedar Creed Va…Edenburg…New Jackson…Strasburg to Winchester…Dumphries, Va…and Ely’s Ford….

I was wounded at Chancellorsville May 1st, 1863. Struck by butt end of 12 lb. Shell just above right knee, and was in hospital at Winchester Va from May 28, 1862 to June 23, 1862….

I was captured at Winchester Va, May 25, 1862 by the Confederate troops under Stonewall Jackson, just after the battle, and was confined at Court House Square and Jail at Winchester, Va from May 26, 1862 to May 28, 1862 and at Union Hotel Hospital until June 4, 1862 when the town was occupied by our troops. Was taken from prison on a stretcher to the Union Hotel Hospital Winchester Va.

It is a matter of pride that I was permitted to contribute my services to preserve our common country in her time of need.

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