Posted by: The staff | September 20, 2012

Before he was a soldier who died at Chancellorsville


From John Hennessy.

Private Charles H. Bickford, the soldier, Company B, 2d Massachusetts, a machinest, died at age 18 in the fighting on May 3, 1863. 

This is Charles H. Bickford, the boy, probably about 1854.

From the Liljenquist Family Collection, Library of Congress

His death notice in the Boston Post, May 21, 1863, read simply:  “Killed 3d inst. near Chancellorsville, Va., Charles H. Bickford of Lowell, 18, son of Josiah Bickford, of Boston. “

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