Charlton, Waddy C.

Photo:  4th VA Infantry battle flag 4th va inf

Age at Enlistment:  22

Length of Service: 1861-1865

State:  Virginia

Rank:   Pvt

Unit:   4th VA Infantry Regiment  (part of the famous Stonewall Brigade)

Service Record: Enlisted in Co. G on 17 Apr 1861; the 4th VA infantry was at Bull Run and fought in the Shenandoah Valley in Spring and Summer of 1862; he was detailed as a teamster for the regiment for a while in late 1862; captured on 12 May 1864 at Spotsylvania C.H.; went through Belle Plains to Pt. Lookout, MD on 18 May 1864; then transferred to Elmira NY prison on 30 July 1864 and finally released on 30 June 1865

Survived WarYes

Cemetery / Burial:   Charlton Cemetery #2, Belmont, Montgomery Co., VA

Soldier Info:  Born in Montgomery Co., VA in 1839; Died in Montgomery Co., VA in 1920

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