Charles was born at about 1827 in Maryland. His Civil War service record indicates that he was, if not born in, living in Baltimore, MD for most of his memory.
Marriage & Children
He was not married.
|Residence at Enlistment:||Rensselaerville|
|Place of Birth:||Maryland|
|Date of Birth:||unknown|
|Names of Parents:||unknown|
|Term of Enlistment:||1 year|
|Enlistment Date:||30 Aug 1864|
|State Served:||South Carolina?|
|Muster Out Date:|
|Muster Out Place:||Albany, NY|
|Additional Remarks: "Served his term out returned with Reg't to Albany. He now lives at Norman Watson's in Rensselaerville (still living) Runaway slave ____?"|
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, enlistments in USCT; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Civil War Service Record
Additional Research Notes
Charles was one of two runaway slaves that came to Rensselaerville and enlisted in the 26th US Colored Troops. Each left Rensselaerville at the close of the war when there was no longer fear of being captured and returned to their masters. While Toliver Holmes remained in New York and lived out his life, nothing further could be learned about Charles.
- 1865 Census, Rensselaerville, Albany Co., NY
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Ancestry Military Databases