West, Charles

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Charles West was born in Rensselaerville on June 20, 1843, a son of Abner West and Anna Sherman. He was a brother to John West who died in the Civil War.

Marriage & Children

Military Service

Residence: Rensselaerville
Enlistment Date: 21 June 1861[1]
Enlistment Place: Elkhart, Illinois[2]
Enlistment Rank: Private[2][1]
State Served: IL[2]
Regiment: 21 Illinois [2][1]
Company: Company C[2]
Discharged for Disability: 18 Feb 1864[2]
Muster Out Place: IL[2]
Died from Disability: 22 July 1864[1]
Place of Death: Albany County, NY[1]
Place of Burial: Albany County, NY[1]
Additional Remarks: Charles West was born and raised in Rensselaerville. He left Rensselaerville between 1860 and 1861 and went to Illinois where he enlisted. He came back home after his discharge, where he died from the disease he acquired in service.
Sources Used: Ancestry.com Military Databases, 1865 census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY



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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1865 census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 Ancestry.com Military Databases