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    Bethlehem, PA Veterans Medal - Inventory Number: VET 187

    Veterans Medal Depicting Charles W. Horn of the 48th PA Infantry

    Charles Washington Horn

    Residence was not listed; 16 years old.

    Enlisted on 2/29/1864 as a Private.

    On 2/29/1864 he mustered into "I" Co. PA 48th Infantry

    He was Mustered Out on 7/17/1865 at Alexandria, VA

    He was listed as:

    * Wounded (date and place not stated)

    Other Information:

    Born in Schuykill County, PA

    Died 8/3/1941 in Bethlehem, PA

    Buried: Nisky Hill Cemetery, Bethlehem, PA

    (Died age 94. Wife: Aravesia Wohlbach)

    Pennsylvania 48TH INFANTRY (3 Years)

         Forty-eighth Infantry.-Cols., James Nagle, Joshua K. Siegfried, Henry Pleasants, George W. Gowen, Isaac F. Brannon; Lieut.-Cols., David A. Smith, Joshua K. Siegfried, Henry Pleasants, George W. Gowen, Isaac F. Brannon, Richard M. Jones, Majs., Joshua K. Siegfried, Daniel Nagle, James Wren, Joseph A. Gilmore, O. C. Bosbyshell, Isaac F. Brannon, William J. Hinkle, Richard M. Jones, Jacob Wagner.  The 48th regiment, composed of Schuylkill county men, was mustered into the U. S. service for a three years, term, in Sept., I86I, at Camp Curtin, Harrisburg.  It embarked at Baltimore on Sept. 25 for Fortress Monroe and arrived there the next day.  Remaining here until Nov. II, it was ordered to Hatteras island, N. C., and made its winter quarters in that vicinity.  It shared in the victory at Roanoke island in Feb., 1862, after which four companies were detailed to garrison the fort at Hatteras island and the remainder of the regiment sailed for New Berne.  This detachment rendered valuable service during the battle of New Berne in transporting ammunition for the troops engaged.  With the Ist brigade of Gen. Reno's division, the entire regiment was ordered to Fortress Monroe, where it arrived on July 8, 1862.  In August it joined Gen. Pope's army at Culpeper; participated in the battles of the second Bull Run, Chantilly, South mountain, Antietam and Fredericksburg, fighting valiantly in every engagement and winning many compliments for gallantry.  On Feb. II, 1863, the 48th was ordered to Newport News, remaining there until late in March, when it proceeded to Lexington, Ky., where it was posted on guard duty from April I to Sept. IO.  It was then ordered to East Tennessee and assigned to the Ist brigade, 2nd division, 9th corps, with which it engaged at Blue Springs, Campbell's station and Knoxville.  In December many of the regiment reenlisted and the 48th continued in the field as a veteran organization after the usual veteran furlough.  In the same brigade as heretofore it shared in the arduous Wilderness campaign, repeatedly in action and suffering heavy losses.  It proceeded to Petersburg and joined in a successful assault on an outpost the I7th of June, in which Sergt. Patrick Monahan of Co. F and Private Robert Reid of Co. G received medals of honor for gallantry. The month of July was spent in excavating the mine that was exploded July 30, with such terrible effect.  The men were without adequate tools for such labor and it was only accomplished by the utmost endurance and persistence.  For this work they were complimented in orders by Gen. Meade.  On Aug. 2, the regiment was attached to the 1st brigade, 2nd division, 9th corps, with which it engaged the enemy at Poplar Spring Church.  In December the regiment was stationed at Fort Sedgwick, where it remained until April 2, 1865, when it joined the assault on Fort Mahone, after which it occupied Petersburg and was detailed to guard prisoners, etc., until the middle of July, when it returned to Alexandria and was mustered out on July I7, 1865.


    Inventory Number: VET 187