Charles Lester

First Name: Charles
Last Name: Lester
U. S. Navy
Residence (County): 
Broome County, NY

Charles Lester (b. ca. 1849) was from Conklin, Broome County, New York. At the time of the 1860 census, Charles Lester was living in the household of his father, John Lester, a farmer, and his mother, Mary A. Lester. After failing to be accepted into an infantry regiment, Charles enlisted in the U. S. Navy at New York on April 27, 1864. He served aboard the steam frigate U.S.S. Wabash, which was assigned to the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron. In December 1864 and January 1865, the Wabash was part of the naval force that attacked Fort Fisher near Wilmington, NC. His brother, Haviland Lester (b. ca. 1843) served as a private in Co. D, 109th New York.

Authored Letters

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ID Letter Date Author Recipient From To
14567 HavilandLester2 April 12, 1864 Charles Lester Mary A. Lester Saratoga County, NY Conklin, Broome County, NY
14568 HavilandLester3 April 17, 1864 Charles Lester Mary A. Lester NY Conklin, Broome County, NY
14569 HavilandLester4 April 24, 1864 Charles Lester Mary A. Lester NY Conklin, Broome County, NY
14570 HavilandLester5 October 6, 1864 Charles Lester Mary A. Lester Conklin, Broome County, NY

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