Bogardus, Charles B.
Charles B. Bogardus was born on May 6, 1839 in Berne to John I. Bogardus (B. June 7, 1805, D. June 8, 1880) and Mary E. Schultes (B. Mar 22, 1809, D. May 27, 1895). He was the middle child of seven. He had a younger brother William H. Bogardus.
At the time of his enlistment, he was working as a farmer.
|Place of Birth:||Berne, NY|
|Date of Birth:||6 May 1839|
|Names of Parents:||John I. Bogardus and Mary Shultis|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||7 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Albany, New York |
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Killed in Action at:||Cold Harbor, VA|
|Date of Death:||3 Jun 1864|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 23. Charles was killed by a shot through the head. "Killed in action at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864. Place of burial unknown"
His younger brother William H. Bogardus, who was in Company M of the 7th HA Regt, was missing in action the same day as Charles was killed. Some sources report that he was heard from again and others that he was captured and died in prison.
Born in Berne, Albany Co., NY on May 6, 1839, age 23, Farmer, Gray eyes, Dark hair, Fair complexion, 5'9-1/2" tall.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers; 1865 census, Berne, Albany Co., NY; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of New York for the year 1898; Howell, George Rogers, History of the County of Albany, NY from 1609-1886, W. W. Munsell & Co., 1886, page 817; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War|
Charles was killed instantly on June 3, 1864 at Cold Harbor, Va. when he was shot through the head. He was buried there. His brother William H. Bogardus was reported missing in action the same day.
Heroes of Albany County
CHARLES B. BOGARDUS was born May 6, 1839, in Bern. He enlisted in the Seventh Regiment, August 6, 1862, and was killed in battle at Cold Harbor, June 3, 1864. He was buried on the field.
Killed in action at Cold Harbor on June 3, 1864. Place of burial unknown
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- Clark, Rufus Wheelwright, "Heroes of Albany; A memorial of the Patriot-martyrs of the City and County", 1867
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases