2454Re: [TalkAntietam] Charlie King
- Jan 16, 2006Thank 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.
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Sent: Monday, January 16, 2006 9:08 PM
Subject: [TalkAntietam] Charlie King
> 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.
> -------------- Original message --------------
> From: "Ron Church" <rchurch@...>
> Thank you very much. I emailed the historical society a little while ago
> 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
> ----- 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.
>> The public is cordially invited to attend the dedication ceremony of the
>> Charley King Memorial at Green Mount Cemetery, 117 Westtown Road, West
>> 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
>> 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
>> September 20, 1862. Although his exact burial place is unknown it is
>> 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
>> many other community organizations and individuals.
>> John O'Neal, Sgt Jones Bradbury Camp #149, SUVCW
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