was a private in Companies E and G, 126th NY Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted 11 Aug 1862 at Geneva, New York in Company E and was transferred to Company G on 25 Dec 1864. He was discharged 26 Jun 1865 at Annapolis, Maryland. He filed a pension application and it was denied, his case was later reopened and he was granted a pension based on "heart disease, kidney and bladder complaint, throat trouble and rheumatism."
Also a gunshot wound of the right hand is mentioned. A medical examination document describes him as 5' 9" 161 lbs. and a blacksmith. In 1897, neighbors Warner Babbit
and Martha Babbit
completed an affidavit concerning Charles' character. - pension application 505.746, NARA.
"in the case of Charles H. Fingar
, also borne Charles H. Finger
... Pris. of War records show him
captured and paroled at Harpers Ferry Sept 15, 1862. Present at Genl Hospl C.P. Md June 22, 64 admitted from
Genl Hospl Batts Md."
Found him on the 1850 Benton, Yates, New York census (img 6) age 5.
Found him on the 1870 Potter, Yates, New York census (img 19) as
, age 25. He is living next door to David Wells