|Birth||April 27, 1840|
|Death||April 13, 1930|
|Unit||2nd Maine Infantry, Company G|
Private Charles B Veazie
Company G, 2nd Maine Infantry
Veazie was born on April 27, 1840. He enlisted and mustered in the regiment on May 28, 1861. He served about 22 months before he was discharged due to disability on March 30, 1863.
The 2nd Maine Infantry was organized at Bangor for 3 months of service in 1861. It was eventually mustered as a two or three year regiment on May 28, 1861. Prior to his disability discharge, the unit was involved in several major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Battle of Bull Run (VA) (July 21, 1861). Regimental losses were 17 killed, 24 wounded, and 55 were captured.
Siege of Yorktown (VA) (April 5-May 4, 1862).
Battle of Gaines Hill (VA) (June 27, 1862).
Battle of Malvern Hill (VA) (July 1, 1862).
2nd Battle of Bull Run (VA) (August 30, 1862). Regimental losses were 10 killed, 51 wounded, and 4 were captured.
Battle of Antietam (MD) (September 16-17, 1862).
Battle of Fredericksburg (VA) (December 12-15, 1862).
Veazie died on April 13, 1930 at the age of 89 years. He is buried in the Ridge Cemetery in Fremont (Dodge County), Nebraska. Veazie was a member of the McPherson Post (#4) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Fremont.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.