Charles A. Gaither, Co. A, 10th Pennsylvania Reserves

The Sandusky Star-Journal (Sandusky, Ohio), February 26, 1920.


Charles Gaither, Civil war veteran, was found dead in a bathtub in the hospital at the Soldiers Home about 8 o’clock Thursday evening. 

According to Dr J.T. Haynes, the veteran violated a rule of the hospital and went to the bathroom unattended about 7:30 p.m. and locked the door. When water from the tub trickled under the door, attendants forced their way into the room and found Gaither dead. 

Coroner H.W. Lehrer rendered a verdict Thursday that death was from a stroke of apoloexy.

Charles Augustus Gaither (1841-1920) – Find a Grave Memorial

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Brendon is a history buff who loves American History, especially the American Civil War. He is also a direct descendant of William H. Wagner of the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. Member of the 9th Pennsylvania Reserves Co. A (Reenacting Unit). Creator of The Blue & Gray Historian on Instagram and Facebook. He is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.