Charles BUYSSE
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Charles BUYSSE
Comp. K, 87 Indiana Volunteers Infantry Infantry



28 of July 1862, Corporal CO. K, 87 Regt Indiana Vol. INFT.


9th June 1865 at Washington .DC.










1836 in Belgium


- Elisabeth Dealman (Decooman?) died at Mishawaka on the 22 of July 1872
- Katherine Schwinn on the 17 of April 1873 at Niles Michigan


29th May 1896 at South Bend Ind., buried City cemetery


Albert J (son of Elisabeth and Charles) born Oct. 31, 1867
Philip (son of Katharine and Charles) born around 1874

Biography :

Charles Buysse came in he States about the time the rebellion broke out in 1861, and enlisted in Mishawaka in 1862.

Received a gun-shot wound in the left side of head, giving him a constant pain from his head. He received his scalp wound in action at Chattanooga, Tenn. Nov. 24 and 25, 1863.
The surgeonís certificate precise he was wounded at Missionary Ridge, the ball, striking the left parietal bone 3 inches above and a little anterior to the ear. Since then has had almost continual pain in head, which he locate on the top, following about the course of sagital suture, there is an oval depression about ĺ inch in lenght at the point where the ball impringed upon the bone. This point is very painful on pressure.

After the war he settled in Mishawaka and afterward removed to South Bend. He was a member of the city of South Bend mail carrierís force for several years before his death.

Charles Buysse committed suicide in taking Paris Green. The deceased leaves two brothers, Edward and Louis Buysse, both residing in Detroit.

Sources :

Applied for pension, application# 431161 and was given certificate# 235930. Upon his death, his widow applied for pension, application# 638363 and was awarded certificate# 526003

Thanks :

- Irvin MORSE of Mishawaka