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AUTHOR:  Phyllis Jacobs

Charles Rothrock was a citizen of Forsyth County in the Friedberg community and a member of the Moravian Church there. When the war came he entered the service of the Confederacy, being a member of Company I, 33rd Regiment. Charles was severely wounded three times: at the battle of Falling Waters, July, 1863; at Cold Harbor, June, 1864, and at Petersburg, April, 1865.

In the terrible battle of the Wilderness the blanket which he carried over his shoulder was struck by a minie ball, the ball going through 8 thicknesses of the blanket, but not injuring the soldier. During the time of service, he was hospitalized with measles, jaundice, and smallpox. Charles survived the war and died in 1919 at the age of 90.

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