262. Charles Adam5 Heckman (John4, Adam3, Jurg2, Unknown Parents1 Heckmanunknown)(2486) was born Easton, Northampton Co, PA December 03, 1822. Charles died January 14, 1896 in Germantown, Philadelphia, PA, at 73 years of age. Buried: Jan 1896, Easton Cemetery, Easton, Northampton, Pennsylvania
He married Elizabeth Craig June 30, 1849. Elizabeth was born in Pennsylvania 1829.
He was christened in First Reformed Church, Easton, Pa, January 21, 1823. In the 1870 census Phillipsburg, Warren Co New Jersey page 332, Charles (age 46), is recorded with his wife Eliza (age 40), Frank (age 20),
In the 1880 census Phillipsburg, Warren Co New Jersey page 587, Charles (age 57), is recorded with his wife Eliza (age 50), Frank (age 29), Daughter-in-law Sarah (age 21), GDaughter Bertha (age 4) and GSon Conrad (age 2). Charles is a Rail Road clerk born in PA.
In 1862 during the Civil War, Charles was made Brigadier-General of volunteers.
Heckman, Charles A., brigadier-general, was born in Easton, Pa., Dec. 3, 1822, and was graduated at Minerva seminary in his Native town in 1837. He served in the Mexican war as sergeant in the 1st U. S. voltigeurs, and at the beginning of the Civil War, on April 20, 1861, was commissioned captain in the 1st Penn. regiment. He became major of the 9th N. J. volunteers, Oct. 3, 1861; lieutenant- colonel Dec. 3, colonel Feb. 10, 1862, and on Nov. 29, 1862, was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers. He served in Burnside's expedition to North Carolina and afterward in the army of the James, was wounded at New Berne and again at Young's cross-roads, N. C., and at Port Walthall, Va., and commanded the defenses of Norfolk and Portsmouth in the winter of 1863-64. He was captured at Drewry's bluff, Va., May 16, 1864, after his brigade had five times repelled a superior force of Confederates, and was taken first to Libby prison and afterward to Macon, Ga., and Charleston, S. C., where he was one of the fifty-one officers that were placed under fire of the national guns. Being exchanged on Aug. 25, he commanded the 18th army corps at the capture of Fort Harrison or Chaffin's farm, and was in command of the 25th corps in Jan. and Feb., 1865. Resigning at the close of the war, May 25, 1865, he retired to civil life and became member of the board of education in Phillipsburg, N. J. Gen. Heckman died Jan. 14, 1896.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8
Charles Adam Heckman and Elizabeth Craig had the following children:
339 i. Anna6 Heckman was born Easton, Northampton Co, PA about 1840.
340 ii. Margaret Heckman was born Easton, Northampton Co, PA about 1843. Margaret is deceased.
+ 341 iii. Frank Bernard Heckman was born February 1850.
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