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#1 kanemono

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:11 AM

Here is a group to Charles Wesley Eckman. He was born at Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, on June 27, 1837. He grew up in Danville, Pennsylvania, and worked as a boatman on the Pennsylvania Canal. Eckman enlisted at Danville as a private in Company H, 93rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment on September 15, 1861. He was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant on September 25, 1861. Eckman served at the Siege of Yorktown, Battle of Williamsburg, Fair Oaks, Malvern Hill, Chantilly, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Marye's Heights, Salem Heights, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Mine Run, The Wilderness, Spottsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Charlestown, Bunker Hill, Opequan, Flint Hill, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, Fort Fisher, Winchester, Petersburg, Sailor's Creek and Appomattox Court House. He was wounded three times in the battle of the Wilderness. At the battle of Cedar Creek “he had two horses shot under him in less than twenty minutes and was wounded in the side by a bombshell that tore the head off his horse and the pommel off his saddle.” Eckman mustered out as Colonel of the 93rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment at Washington D.C. on June 27, 1865. After the war he returned to Danville, Pennsylvania, where he became a manager of the Danville Bessemer Steel Company. Charles Wesley Eckman died at Danville, Pennsylvania on May 3, 1906. He is buried at the Odd Fellows Cemetery in Danville. These items that belonged to Colonel Eckman include his presentation sword and sash and his presentation traveling desk. The sword was presented to him by “Company H, 93rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers,” when he was promoted to Captain on October 21, 1862. The traveling desk was “Presented to Colonel Charles W. Eckman by the Staff Officers of the 93rd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, as a token of their esteem, Washington, D.C., June 27, 1865.”

 

 

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#2 kanemono

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 08:20 AM

Here is a photograph of Colones Charles W. Eckman and his wife Sophia courtesy of Randy Hackrnburg. Here also is a group to his daughter Elizabeth Boone Eckman who served as a nurse during WW1 in Europe.

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#3 blademan

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:08 AM

Amazing grouping! Thanks for sharing.



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Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:18 AM

Wow...great group. ..but that Victory Medal is top shelf...

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#5 BILL THE PATCH

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 09:24 AM

That is amazing history!

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:26 AM

Great post!  I would recommend that the nurse info receives its own post as it may be missed by members looking for WWI nurse posts.

 

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Posted 20 April 2016 - 10:34 AM

Pretty incredible!!



#8 M24 Chaffee

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 04:53 AM

Great grouping, history and information. The sword, scabbard and sash look beautiful. All of it is cool!


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#9 Brian from Columbus

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Posted 23 April 2016 - 10:42 PM

Thanks for sharing! Great group. It is amazing to have 2 generations of items in conflicts that were half a century apart!

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 03:20 AM

I found the following obituary in the Patriot (Harrisburg, Pennsylvania), May 5, 1906:

 

 

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 03:28 AM

The Lebanon County Historical Society has a photo of Eckman in uniform:

 

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http://archives.lchs...lcontent&id=308

 



#12 kanemono

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 07:23 AM

Thanks for the information on the Eckman image.and for the obituary. I will include the information that he died from the wound. Thank you to everyone for the comments.

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Posted 30 October 2019 - 01:35 PM

Doing some research on COL Eckman and came across this fantastic grouping!

 

Thought that I would share a cdv of Eckman as the Company CDR of H/ 93rd PA Infantry:

 

 

 

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Backmarked by a Danville, PA photographer.

 

 

Scott




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