Charles H Paul

DeathFeb. 1, 1930
CemeteryParkview (Hastings)
PostStrickland (Hastings)
Unit7th New Hampshire Infantry, Co K/A

Sergeant Charles H Paul

Company K/A, 7th New Hampshire Infantry

Paul was born in Sanford (York County), Maine. There is some question regarding the date of birth for Paul. One source reflects 1847 and another 1849. Civil War sources indicate that Paul enlisted in the regiment on October 21, 1861. Based on the enlistment date, he would have been either 12 or 14 years old. The Civil War Research Database mentions that he was 18 years old when he enlisted. His date of birth would have been 1843. Paul mustered into the regiment on December 11, 1861 and served about 3 years and 8 months. He re-enlisted on February 27, 1864. Paul was promoted to musician and sergeant during his tour of duty. He was discharged on July 20, 1865 at Goldsboro, North Carolina.

The 7th New Hampshire Infantry was organized and mustered at Manchester on December 13, 1861. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles, campaigns, and operations. Some of them include:

Siege of Fort Wagner (SC) (July 15-September 1863). Regimental losses on July 18, 1863 were 48 killed, 109 wounded, 34 captured, and 5 were reported missing.

Battle of Olustee (FL) (February 20, 1864). Regimental losses were 16 killed, 104 wounded, 110 captured, and 21 were reported missing.

Siege operations against Petersburg (VA) (June 16, 1864 to January 3, 1865).

Capture of Wilmington (NC) (February 22, 1865).

Paul died on February 1, 1930. He is buried in the Parkview Cemetery in Hastings (Adams County), Nebraska. Paul was a member of the Strickland Post (#13) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hastings.

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