Charles H McBride


BirthFeb. 1, 1836
DeathAug. 22, 1921
CemeteryFairview (Rushville)
PostRushville (Rushville)
Unit59th Indiana Infantry, Company E

Corporal Charles H McBride

Company E, 59th Indiana Infantry

Charles H McBride was born on February 1, 1836. He was living in Wright, Indiana when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on December 19, 1861. McBride served over 3 ½ years before being mustered out July 17, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. McBride re-enlisted on January 1, 1864 and was promoted to corporal.

The 59th Indiana Infantry was organized at Gosport and Indianapolis on February 11, 1862. During McBride’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Corinth (MS) (October 3-4, 1862).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863). Regimental losses were 15 killed and 11 wounded on May 22, 1863.

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (SC/NC) (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 19-21, 1864).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

McBride died on August 22, 1921 at the age of 85 years. He is buried in the Fairview Cemetery in Rushville (Sheridan County), Nebraska. McBride was the last member of the Rushville Post (#310) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Rushville.

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


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