He was born in 1840/41 (6 (20 in 1861)). He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (6).
When he enlisted, he was 5 feet 9 inches tall, and had a dark complexion, black eyes, and brown hair (6). He had a scar on his right knee (6).
He enlisted and was mustered into service on 20 August 1861 (1, 6, 8). He was enlisted for three years, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by Colonel Reiff (6, 8). He was a private, in company C (11, 12).
He was detailed as a clerk in the Provost Marshall's Office, Washington DC, by an order dated 8 April 1863 (2), and was still there on 13 June 1863 (2) and 8 September 1863 (3). (The discharge register also mentions his being detailed, which suggests he was still detailed there when he was discharged (6).)
He died on 25 July 1874 (10).
On 18 December 1890, his widow, Francis A Eckhardt, applied successfully from New Jersey for a pension (9, 10).
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1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster)
2 letter, 13 June 1863, Sinex to Marvin
3 letter, 8 September 1863, Sinex to Marvin
4 consolidated morning report, 12 November 1863 (Priv Eckardt)
5 e-mail, Robin Eckhart, February 2003
6 company C, register of men discharged, number 12 (Charles H Eckhardt)
7 company C, descriptive roll, entry 31 (Charles H Eckhardt)
8 company C, untitled list, probably of status at muster out, entry 27 (Charles Eckhardt)
9 pension index, by name (Charles A [?] Eckhardt)
10 pension index, by regiment (Charles H Eckhardt)
11 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles H Eckhardt)
12 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (Charles H Eckhart)