Pvt. Charles Slyter
The First Man Killed at Gettysburg
 
 
PVT. CHARLES SLYTER


Birth:     1844
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Death:     Jul. 1, 1863
Alexandria
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA
    
Illinois Civil War Detail Report:

Name: SLYTER, CHARLES
Rank: PVT
Company: "E"
Unit: 8 IL US CAV

Personal Characteristics:

Residence: MILTON, DUPAGE CO, IL
Age: 18
Height: 5'8
Hair: AUBURN
Eyes: GRAY
Complexion: LIGHT
Occupation: FARMER
Nativity: IL

Service Record:

Joined When: SEP 5, 1861
Period: 3 YRS
Muster In: SEP 18, 1861
Muster In Where: ST CHARLES, IL

Remarks:

DIED JUL 1, 1863 IN BAPTIST CHURCH HOSPITAL AT ALEXANDRIA VA OF WOUNDS *** He was the first man killed at Gettysburg.***
 
Inscription:  ”Died in defense of his Country”


 
Family links:
Parents:  Father: Jacob Slyter
Birth: 1801 in New York
Death: 05 May 1849 in Illinois

Mother: Martha Polly Peck
Birth: 17 May 1805 in New York
Death: 04 Nov 1887 in Seneca Crawford Co Wisconsin

Siblings:

Philio R Slyter1824 – 1880
Selinda Slyter1825 – 1904
Esther Slyter1829 – 1900
Lorenzo Slyter1834 – 1902
Jeanette Slyter1835 –
Delett Slyter1837 – 1915
Martha J Slyter1839 – 1925
 
 
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery
Glen Ellyn
DuPage County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Lot 7.
 

This file was contributed for use by the DuPage County ILGenWeb Project  by:
 Michael Harrington,   April 7, 2013
Lightseeker77777 AT Comcast DOT  Net
Member of:

Warrenville Historical Society, DuPage County, Illinois
Carol Stream Historical Society, DuPage County, Illinois
Glen Ellyn Historical Society, DuPage County, Illinois
Pike County Historical Society, Illinois
DuPage County Historical Society, Illinois
DuPage County Genealogical Society, Illinois
Illinois State Genealogical Society
Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, Israel

 

 



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