Lt. Col. Charles Townsend (1837 - 1864) 106th New York Co. H. KIA at Battle of Cold Harbor in heroic Bravery

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Lt. Col. Townsend died bravely in battle Cheering his men during a charge. We need help adding sources and honoring this brave soldier who gave his all for his country.

See Obituary

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WikiTree profile: Charles Townsend
in Genealogy Help by Andrew Simpier G2G6 Pilot (379k points)

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Seems the Charles who died 1 june was a different Townsend.

Name: Col Charles Townsend
Birth Date: 1837
Death Date: Sep 1864
Cemetery: Mount Hope Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Rochester, Monroe County, New York, United States of America
Has Bio?: N

Source Information U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2012.

by Marion Poole G2G Astronaut (1.2m points)
selected by Andrew Simpier

Find A Grave seems to be in error; however he is well mentioned in 106th Co. H and being KIA at Cold Harbor. The obits have much about his brave actions

Per obit he was buried by the Confederates in the place he died after he was in their field hospital and expired the next day

I see it says on find a grave “Burial record for this person states it is a 1 year old child”?

Thank you Marion 

Why is there a red flag on my response ? 

Who flagged that?

I found at least 3 other Charles Townsend’s died 1864

A private, a corporal and a lt.
Excellent Marion. This Charles most likely doesn’t have a gravestone.

Not sure who flagged response lol

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