Charles Frederick Webber

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Charles Frederick Webber (1825-1863) served in the American Civil War where he died from his wounds.


  • The hooks have got to come off and I can wait. They are nothing but sore fingers.
    • "The Wounded". New York Herald. July 6, 1863. 
    • Charles Frederick Webber interviewed at a field hospital following the Battle of Gettysburg. He was holding his hand, from which the ends of four fingers had been shot off. He was smoking his pipe with with no sense of urgency and was allowing more wounded soldiers to go ahead of him. He died on July 19, 1863, 13 days after the wound, from the subsequent infection.

Quote about Webber[edit]

  • We regret to learn from Gettysburg Hospital that Charles Webber, of the Fourteenth Regiment, who lost the fingers from his right hand, died from erysipelas in the wound on Sunday night. He was a good soldier, and admired by his comrades for his bravery.

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