Charles H. Rich, Co. E, 3rd Pennsylvania Reserves

The Bristol Pike, by Samuel Fitch Hotchkin, Page 157-158.

The following is from the Frankford Herald, August 26th, A.D., 1893: “Charles H. Rich died at his home on Main Street, on August 17th. Mr. Rich was a veteran soldier, having served for three years, during the later War, in Co. E. Third Regiment P. R. V. C. He was taken prisoner in the seven days” fight before Richmond. He left a wife and family and was a carpenter by trade. The interment took place on Monday in All Saints” Churchyard, Torresdale. The religious services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Caldwell Millett, of Emmanuel Church, and the Rev. Rush S. Eastman, of All Saints” Church. The members of Ashworth Post, No. 334, G.A.R., of Frankford, to which the deceased belonged, attended the funeral in a body, accompanied by a fife and drum corps, and led by Commander Caldwell. The veterans of C. E. were also present. The usual military honors were rendered, the Grand Army service being read, a volley fired over the grave, and the last call sounded on the trumpet. Mr. Rich was a brave soldier, and an upright and popular citizen, and was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends.”

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