Private Charles B. White, Sr.

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Private Charles B. White, Sr.

Birthplace: Mercer, Kentucky, United States
Death: June 27, 1864 (25)
Andersonville Prisoner of War Camp, Andersonville, Sumter, Georgia, United States (Starvation while POW)
Place of Burial: section K; site 2584, Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John White and Scyantha Emily White
Husband of Amanda Johnson
Father of Charles W. White, Jr.
Brother of Isaac W. White; William Clem White, Sr.; Margaret M. Trowbridge; Sarah Ann Miller; James T. White and 8 others

Occupation: Civil War Soldier
Managed by: Jessie Denise Case
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About Private Charles B. White, Sr.

Charles B. White joined the First Kentucky volunteer Cavalry, Company "H" with his brothers, Isaac W., James T., and Johnson L. White. They fought side by side to preserve the union that their ancestors had helped to create. "Wolford's Cavalry" chased Morgan's riders when they invaded indiana, finally chasing the troop back to Kentucky.

Charle s was a day laborer on a farm owned by Richard and Emily Christerson when he volunteered for the Calvalry. While on leave he married Amanda on June 18, 1863 in Washington County, Kentucky. Amanda had a son, Charles W. on March 16, 1864 while her husband was away at war.

On October 20, 1893 he was captured at Philadelphia, Tennessee with Isaac and James. He and Isaac were sent to the infamous confederate Andersonville Prison in Andersonville Georgia. Isaac was one of the last prisoners exchanged. Charles died of starvation on July 27, 1864, and is buried there. Unfortunately, he never knew he had a son. Amanda married Jefferson F. Johnson on Sept 18, 1866. Nothing further is known about Charles's son.

At the beginning of the war, both sides freely exchanged prisoners after the captives gave their word that they would not fight again during the war. However, the rebels immediately returned to their units or other units and took part again. The north finally realized they could never win unless they kept the captured rebels in confinement. They felt the war would be shorted this way.

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Private Charles B. White, Sr.'s Timeline

February 6, 1839
Mercer, Kentucky, United States
March 16, 1864
June 27, 1864
Age 25
Andersonville, Sumter, Georgia, United States
June 28, 1864
Age 25
Andersonville National Historic Site, Macon, Georgia, United States