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  • Ron Church
    Jan 16, 2006
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      Thank you Paula,

      Charley's story is a great one on so many levels. If you like I will email
      a copy of it to you when I'm finished. I am a rudimental drummer and I am
      trying to take a look at Charley's brief life through the eyes of one who
      presently does the same thing Charley did.


      ----- Original Message -----
      From: <128thpa@...>
      To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 9:08 PM
      Subject: [TalkAntietam] Charlie King

      > Ron:
      > That is great! I will be greatly interested in your final story on him.
      > I use Charlie in my 8th grade class when I cover the Civil War. I
      > concentrate on the children during the period, because it really gets the
      > students interested.
      > Good luck on the photograph.
      > Paula
      > -------------- Original message --------------
      > From: "Ron Church" <rchurch@...>
      > Paula,
      > Thank you very much. I emailed the historical society a little while ago
      > as
      > Bluelady suggested. Will see if they can be of any help. Charley's story
      > is tragic indeed, but he is a true hero and I am taking the opportunity to
      > again tell his story to the best of my ability.
      > Best Regards
      > Ron
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: <128thpa@...>
      > To: <TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com>
      > Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 7:54 PM
      > Subject: [TalkAntietam] Charlie King
      >>I agree with Mary: There was a ceremony a while back for King. Here is
      >>the web site for the Chester Co HS. And I have also posted the
      >>announcement for the ceremony so you could see the POC.
      >> Paula
      >> The public is cordially invited to attend the dedication ceremony of the
      >> Charley King Memorial at Green Mount Cemetery, 117 Westtown Road, West
      >> Chester,
      >> PA at 2 PM on Saturday, June 18, 2005. The cemetery is just south of the
      >> eastern end of Market Street in West Chester.
      >> Charles E. King was from West Chester and was the youngest Union soldier
      >> to
      >> be killed in the Civil War. Charley was a twelve-year-old drummer boy
      >> when he
      >> mustered into Company F of the Pennsylvania 49th Volunteers in September
      >> 1861. Charley did very well as a drummer boy and was promoted to drum
      >> major of
      >> the 49th. Charley was wounded at Antietam by a piece of shrapnel and
      >> died
      >> September 20, 1862. Although his exact burial place is unknown it is
      >> probably
      >> at
      >> Antietam. His family's burial plot is at Green Mount Cemetery and the
      >> memorial has appropriately been placed there.
      >> The memorial is the result of an Eagle Scout project conducted by Brendan
      >> Lyons with the aid of West Chester VFW Post 106 and the Auxiliary along
      >> with
      >> many other community organizations and individuals.
      >> John O'Neal, Sgt Jones Bradbury Camp #149, SUVCW
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