Pvt. Charles St. Andrews served in the Civil War Union Army with the 142nd New York Volunteer Infantry, Company C. He was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., in 1839. He enlisted on Aug. 14, 1862, and was discharged due to disability on May 15, 1863. He was disabled the rest of his life. In 1887 he received a veteran's disability pension of $4 per month. St. Andrews was a very active member of the Grand Army of the Republic. He belonged to the Captain James D. Ransom Post #354 in Ogdensburg. As one of his last acts, St. Andrews attended the Ransom Post Annual Reunion on April 9, 1894, at the Ogdensburg Armory. On April 12, 1894, St. Andrews died at 55 in Ogdensburg. His funeral and burial were held on April 15, 1894, and attended by members of Ransom Post No. 354 G.A.R and Maple City Camp of Sons of Veterans. Burial was in the soldier’s lot of the Ogdensburg Cemetery, and the burial services were conducted according to the ritual of the Grand Army of the Republic.
Submitted by: Great-grandson Dennis Charles St. Andrew, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War