Charles Shafer


BirthMarch 30, 1843
DeathOct. 27, 1913
CemeterySheridan (Auburn)
PostMcKinley (Stella)
Unit105th Ohio Infantry, Company B

Private Charles Shafer

Company B, 105th Ohio Infantry

Shafer was born on March 30, 1843. He enlisted on August 11, 1862 and was mustered on August 21, 1862. Shafer served a little less than 3 years. He was mustered out on June 3, 1865 at Washington DC.

The 105th Ohio Infantry was organized and mustered at Cleveland on August 20, 1862. During Shafer’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).Regimental losses were 48 killed, 55 were wounded, 3 were captured, and 2 were reported missing.

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863). Regimental losses for the 2 days were 5 killed, 28 wounded, and 22 were captured.

Private Shafer was wounded on September 20, 1863 at the Battle of Chickamauga. The information regarding Shafer’s return to the regiment was not available. The unit was part of the Atlanta (GA) Campaign in 1864 and participated in General Sherman’s “March to the Sea”.

Shafer died on October 27, 1913. He is buried in the Sheridan Cemetery in Auburn (Nemaha County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the McKinley Post (#351) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Stella, Nebraska.

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


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