Chalres H Bockus


BirthJune 12, 1846
DeathNov. 6, 1932
CemeteryPawnee City (Pawnee City)
PostIngham (Pawnee City)
Unit187th Pennsylvania Infantry, Company A

Private Charles H Bockus

Company A, 187th Pennsylvania Infantry

Bockus was born in Stratford (Fulton County), New York on June 12, 1846. He was residing in Tioga County, Pennsylvania when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on February 25, 1864. Bockus was 17 years old at the time of his enlistment. Bovkus served about 17 months. He was discharged on August 3, 1865 at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

The 187th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized at Philadelphia from March 3 to May 4, 1864. The unit participated in the Siege of Petersburg from June 16 through September 22, 1864. The regiment suffered heavy casualties on June 18, 1864 during the Siege. On that date, 20 members were killed and 47 were wounded. In May, 1865 the unit was assigned to guard duty over the remains of President Lincoln and provide escort services to the funeral cortege.

Bockus died on November 6, 1932 at the age of 86 years. He is buried in the Pawnee City Cemetery in Pawnee City (Pawnee County), Nebraska. Bockus was a member of the Ingham Post (#95) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Pawnee City.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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