New Yorker Wounded Far from Home
By: Sharon Butterfield Urgento, Dennis Urgento
Charles Larkin enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private in September 1862 at Sand Lake, N.Y., at age 22. Charles served in the 169th Regiment, Co. H. A Samuel Larkin, quite likely his brother or cousin, served with him in the same unit. Charles took a bullet wound to his left leg at Fort Fisher on Jan. 15, 1865, while under General Terry’s command. He received medical treatment In March and April 1865 at the U. S. General Hospital in Huntington, Va. He mustered out in Raleigh on July 19, 1865 and returned to New York, where he farmed. Charles died in Sand Lake at age 60 of a heart condition.