McCulloch, Charles

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McCulloch Post, Grand Army of the Republic, in Berne, NY is named in his honor.<br.>Photo by permission of Morrisville State College Library, Morrisville, NY

Birth

Charles McCulloch was born in about 1831 in Carlisle, Schoharie County, NY.[1] His parents are unknown.[1]

Marriage & Children

Charles married a woman named Mary A. (B. abt 1835, D. unk)[1] and they had two daughters:

  • Emma J. McCulloch (B. abt 1855, D.unk)[1]
  • Catherine A. McCulloch (B. abt 1858, D. unk)[1]

Occupation

In 1860 he and his wife were in Albany, Albany, NY where he operated a saloon.[2]

Military Service

Name: Charles McCulloch
Residence:
Enlistment Date: 11 Aug 1862
Enlistment Place: Albany, New York
Enlistment Rank: Captain
State Served: New York
Regiment: 7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery
Company: Company D
Promotion Date: 8 Sept 1862, with rank from 11 Aug 1862
Promotion Rank: Captain
Killed: 19 May 1864
Place of Death: Spotsylvania Harris House, VA
Additional Remarks: Charles enlisted at age 31.
Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898

Death

Charles died on May 19, 1864 in the final engagement of the Battle of Spotsylvania Court House. [1] He died in the farmhouse on the Harris farm, which had been converted into a field hospital. Charles was one of 2400 casulaties in the Battle of Spotsylvania.


Obituary

MORNING EXPRESS.
ALBANY, TUESDAY, MAY 24, 1864.
COMPLETE LIST OF KILLED AND WOUNDED IN THE SEVENTH HEAVY ARTILLERY.--Albany, like, many of her sister cities, is called upon to mourn the loss of a number of noble and gallant sons, whose lives were sacrificed in the recent battles. Among other regiments that has suffered greatly in the loss of men, is the 7th Heavy Artillery—better known as the 113th New York Volunteers—a regiment recruited in this city, and composed principally of Albanians. In the list of killed will be found the name of Captain Charles McCulloch. Capt. McC is a well known Albanian. Previous to going off with the 113th he kept a restaurant and fish market in Washington avenue. He raised the 9th Ward Company, of which he was made commandant.

Additional Research Notes

25 Jan 1890 he was honered by having the West Berne Post 645 of the G. A. R. (Grand Army of the Republic) named for him.

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Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Bernehistory.org
  2. 1860 federal census