THE CIVIL WAR
Discharge for Charles D. Echols

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Admin/Biog History Charles D. Echols, a bookkeeper in Gallipolis, Ohio. Echols was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1823. He served in a regiment of volunteers during the Mexican War in 1847. Echols' sister, Elesia Linsy McCormick, was married in Louisville in 1830 and moved with her husband to New Orleans. Elesia's son, James McCormick, wrote the following letter to his uncle in Ohio at the outbreak of the Civil War. Ironically, the forty-one year old Echols enlisted again in 1864 in the 140th Ohio Infantry to serve for one hundred days.
Classification Archives
Collection Civil War Small Collections
Dates of Accumulation September 3, 1864
Abstract Discharge for Charles D. Echols, a private in Company K, 140th Ohio National Guard (100 days). Enlisted May 2, 1864, born in Louisville, Ky, was 41 years old at time of enlistment, 5' 7" tall, fair complexion, gray eyes, dark skin, and a book keeper by trade. It mentions on the back that he had served in the Mexican War in 1847.
Event Civil War
Category 8: Communication Artifact
Legal Status Oshkosh Public Museum
Notes Charles D. Echols, a bookkeeper in Gallipolis, Ohio. Echols was born in Louisville, Kentucky in 1823. He served in a regiment of volunteers during the Mexican War in 1847. Echols' sister, Elesia Linsy McCormick, was married in Louisville in 1830 and moved with her husband to New Orleans. Elesia's son, James McCormick, wrote the following letter to his uncle in Ohio at the outbreak of the Civil War. Ironically, the forty-one year old Echols enlisted again in 1864 in the 140th Ohio Infantry to serve for one hundred days.
Object ID SC411.5.19.2
Object Name Certificate, Discharge
People Echols, Charles D.
Subjects Civil War
National Guard
Soldiers
Title Discharge for Charles D. Echols
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