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Charles MEYER
Biography
Kentucky
Comp. , 4th Kentucky Infantry
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Enlisted

enrolled July 16, 1861; mustered in Aug. 7, 1861 at Camp Dick Robinson for 3 years

Discharged

discharged May 3rd 1862 for wounds received January 19th, 1862, at Mills Spring, Kentucky.

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Biography :

Charles Meyer (or Myer) a Private, was discharged May 3rd 1862 for wounds received January 19th, 1862, at Mills Spring, Kentucky. That battle was also known as the Battle of Fishing Creek in Confederate terminology, and the Battle of Logan's Cross Roads for the Union and concluded an early Confederate offensive campaign in eastern Kentucky. Mill Springs was the second largest battle of all the War in Kentucky. It was also the first significant Union victory of the war in early 1862.

If Charles Myer stated being born in Belgium en entering the Soldiers' Home, he stated being born Prussia in his certificate of discharge. In the 1870 he stated being born Belgium, a shoemaker, 49 y.o. with wife Bridget, 28 y.o., born ireland and two children Peter 4 y.o. and Augustus 1 y.o.,  living in Harrodsburg, Mercer Co., Kentucky.

He stated living in Cincinnati, Ohio, married, a shoemaker, with four people requiring his assistance, when entering the Home in 1881. His near relative being Bridget Meyer, 182 E. 8th Street, Cincinnati, Ohio.

He was buried in the Home cemetery Block C 13 grave 16 but on December 7, 1909, his body was disinterred and shipped to relatives by permission of Gov. A. J. Clark. No names of those relatives or place given! His wife survived him as she asked for a widow pension when Charles died in the Home on January 17, 1885.

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Central Branch of the National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers, Dayton,  Ohio