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Charles Andre, Musician (1846-1929)

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Charles Andre, musician, Ninth Connecticut Regiment, was born as Charles Adrien Jean Baptiste Andree on July, 3, 1846 in New Orleans. After his parents and a brother died during a yellow fever epidemic, he was sent to the St. Mary's Orphan Boys Asylum, where he remained until June, 1863.
Charles Andre

On June 18 of that year at Ducroix Station, Louisiana, he joined Company H of the Ninth Connecticut. Lieutenant Joseph H. Lawler served as his "guardian" due to the fact he was thought to be "too young."

Captain S.W. Sawyer served as a witness. His mustering in paperwork was misplaced and he served for almost six months without pay. He was re-mustered in the following December.

The regiment was reorganized in October of 1864 and Andre was reassigned to Company C, where he served until he was mustered our on August 3, 1865 in Savannah, Ga.

In the spring of 1867, as Charles Montgomery Andres, he started working at the farm of Archibald Waddle in Hempstead County, Arkansas. In 1870, he married Nancy Ann Hines Waddle, the Waddles second oldest daughter. They settled on a small farm about a mile from the Waddle place, and had seven children, six boys and a girl.

Until he died in 1929, he attended Confederate Reunion Celebrations (which included his neighbors and several inlaws). He was always photographed carrying his little Union drum. He is buried in the Harmony Cemetery in Nevada County, Arkansas.

A history about his life and service in the Ninth Connecticut Regiment was written by his great-grandson, George S. Smith."Reveille: A story of survival, war, family" was published by American Publishing in 2009.


Cpl John Alexander
Pvt Albert Andrews

Mus Charles Andre
Pvt Josiah Barker
Pvt David Barry
QM Nathan Bennett
Lt John Bolger

Sgt William Brown
Pvt Dominick Burns
Sgt Bernard Caffrey
Col Thomas W. Cahill
Pvt John I. Cain
Pvt Ambrose Carney
Lt John Carroll
Lt Daniel Carroll
Pvt John Carroll
Lt Patrick T. Claffee
Capt Thomas Coates
Cpl John P. Coen
Cpl Michael P. Coen
Sgt Michael Cronan
Pvt Patrick Cullen
Capt Elliot Curtis
Lt John Curtis
Mus Dennis Deegan
Pvt Levi S. Drew
Capt John Duffy
Lt Fredrick M. Fairchild
Pvt Daniel Farrell
Lt Col Richard FitzGibbon
Pvt Patrick Flanagan
Mjr Frederick Frye
Surg Charles Gallagher
Capt Patrick Garvey

Sgt Daniel Gallagher
Lt William Gleeson
Capt James Graham
Sgt Malachi Hackett
Pvt John Hazlett
Prin Muc John Healy
Lt Col John G Healy
Pvt Edward Heffernan
Sgt Daniel Heffernan
Capt James Hennessey
Pvt Michael Horrigan
Lt Patrick Ingoldsby
Pvt Martin Joyce
Pvt Patrick Kane
Pvt Patrick Lane
Pvt Patrick Larkin
Lt Joseph Lawler
Lt James Lawler
Lt Thomas Lawler

Pvt John Marlow
Capt Michael McCarten
Chap Daniel Mullen
Sgt James T. Mullen
Lt Michael Mullins
Capt Lawrence O'Brien
Lt William O'Keefe
Lt Daniel O'Sullivan
Capt Charles Palmer
Sgt Phillip Reilley
Chap Leo Rizzo
Sgt Timothy Ryan
Capt Gary Scott
Lt John Shaw
Capt Terrance Sheridan
Lt Christian Streit
Sgt Thomas Tallmadge
Capt David C. Warner
Pvt Robert Walsh
Capt Michael Williams
Capt William Wright

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