Date of Enlistment: September 1861
Date of Discharge: January 7, 1862
Reason for Discharge: Disability
Rank at Discharge: Private
Family and Personal Background
Christopher enlisted in the 36th Indiana in September 1861. He died on January 7, 1862.
It is likely that Christopher was one of the many who became sick during the winter of 1861-62 at New Haven, Kentucky and Camp Wickliffe. Two other men from Company F died during that time and several others were discharged for physical disability.
He left behind his wife Margaret and son Munsey. They both applied for a pension (widow pension #14851, minor pension #138671, minor certificate #93076).
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National Archives and Records Administration. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
Original data: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. T288, 546 rolls.
- The Story of the Marches, Battles and Incidents of the 36th Regiment Indiana Volunteer Infantry by William Grose (1891).