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|Posted: Fri May 13th, 2011 07:45 pm||
I believe that I can give you some info on Private Flanders.
Merrimac, MA History Here is a history of Merrimac, MA written in 1888. If you scroll most of the way down, you'll find a paragraph which says that a company of volunteers was raised by a Captain Joseph W. Sargent in July of 1861. It was mustered in as Company E of the 14th MA. The name of Charley L. Flanders appears on the roster given.
The source also says that Flanders: "Was taken prisoner and died." It gives no info on where or when. However,I believe that I know where he ended up.
Charles L Flanders ( - 1864) - Find A Grave Memorial
This source shows that a Private Charles L. Flanders died at Andersonville on July 7, 1864, and remains in the cemetery there. It identifies him as: "PVT E 1 MA ART." Its almost certainly the same individual.
Last edited on Fri May 13th, 2011 07:46 pm by Texas Defender