Charles T O'Hara


BirthDec. 6, 1841
DeathApril 8, 1934
CemeterySterling (Sterling)
Unit89th Indiana Infantry, Company E

Sergeant Charles T O’Hara

Company E, 89th Indiana Infantry

O’Hara (also spelled O’Harra) was born in New Corydon (Jay County), Indiana on December 6, 1841. He was residing in New Corydon when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on August 15, 1862. O’Hara served nearly 3 years. O’Hara enlisted as a private and was promoted to sergeant during his tour of duty. He was discharged on July 19, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama.

The 89th Indiana Infantry was organized and mustered at Indianapolis on August 28, 1862. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several campaigns and battles. Some of them include:

Red River Campaign (LA) (March 10-May 22, 1864).

Battle of Pleasant Hill (LA) (April 9, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Assault and capture of Fort Blakely (AL) (April 9, 1865).

O’Hara died on April 8, 1934 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Sterling Cemetery in Sterling (Johnson County), Nebraska.

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


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