Charles E. Burwell, Civil War Soldier


Charles E. Burwell
Born at Pleasant Valley, Conn._Son of Marcus Burwell,_by occupation a Machinist,_Married,_at the age of 35 enlisted for nine months in the 46th Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols. Company D._Mustered into service September 25th, 1862.
Accompanied the regiment on the Goldsboro expedition, at Whitehall acted as volunteer sharpshooter.
For about two months after return from Goldsboro, Burwell was detailed to run an engine at the saw mill at Newport Barracks, N.C._Rejoined the company when they started for Plymouth.
After the Gum Swamp affair, was sick and off duty, though not in hospital. Returned with sick and convalescents from Newbern in Steamer S.R. Spaulding, arriving in Chicopee July 11th, under orders to report on arrival of the regiment._He was not therefore with the company in the Maryland Campaign.
Mustered out of service July 29th, 1863, at Springfield, Mass.


ca. 1861-1865


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