McMaster, Charles

Rank: First Lieutenant

Unit: 2d Cavalry

Enlisted: November 22, 1858 at New York, New York. He enlisted to serve five years in E Co, 1st US Cavalry.

Commissioned: Discharged as a 1st Sergeant on August 20, 1863 and promoted to Second Lieutenant.

Date of birth: 1837

Hometown: Belfast, Ireland

Occupation prior to enlistment: Farmer

Campaign: Civil War

Died: 25 October 1864

Age at death: 26 or 27

Cause of death: Died of wounds received in action

Location of fatality: Front Royal, Virginia

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Place of internment: Body lost or destroyed.

Assigned as the Acting Adjutant in November  1863.  He participated in battle of Todd’s Tavern, Yellow Tavern, Hawes’ Sho, Cold harbor, Trevillian Station and Deep Bottom; and actions in Smithfield, Berryville and Winchester. He was wounded near Front Royal on September 23, 1864; died of wounds at Winchester, Virginia. (US Army Register of Enlistments, From Everglade to Canon: History of 2nd Dragoons]