|Birth||Nov. 7, 1842|
|Death||Feb. 4, 1930|
|Cemetery||Zion Lutheran (Thayer)|
|Unit||23rd Ind Battery, New York L Artillery|
Private Charles Richert
23rd Independent Battery, New York L Artillery
Richert was born in Germany on November 7, 1842. He enlisted and mustered in the Battery on August 21, 1862 at Fort Porter (Buffalo), New York. Richert served nearly 3 years before his discharge on July 14, 1865 at Fort Porter.
The 23rd Independent Battery was provisionally organized on November 1, 1862. It was designated as the 23rd New York Battery on February 11, 1863. The regiment was assigned to duties in North Carolina and was part of the Campaign of the Carolinas (March 1-April 26, 1865). In addition, it was at the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee on April 26, 1865.
Richert died on February 4, 1930 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Thayer (York County), Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.