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1870's Charles Clifford Heisley CDV Photo, 28th PA, Civil War Musician


#577 Charles Heisley, CC Heisley, Charles C. Heisley:

On reverse: "C.C. Heisley" is handwritten in old period pencil script. Photo Type: CDV Carte de Visite Photograph. Photographer: marked "Specialite" by Lee & Cowgill, Main Street, Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey (known to be the partnership of 2 photographers Henry Cowgill or Henry M. Cowgill & Benjamin Lee or Benjamin F. Lee. Lee is also listed as a Daguerreotypist)

This photo is of a young Victorian gentleman with lightly hand tinted cheeks. It is is slightly trimmed on edges to fit into a 19th c. photo album. He appears to be in his early twenties. We found evidence that Charles C. Heisley as a young boy, age 12, enlisted as a musician in the 28th PA regiment during the Civil War. His father was the Chaplin of this famous regiment, which saw extensive duty at Gettysburg.

Found in Public Genealogy Records:
Charles C. Heisley 1849-1920 born in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania
His Father: Charles Wesley Heisley 1826-1916 born to John Heisley 1794–1870 and Elizabeth Russell Heisley 1794–1876.
His father's siblings:
Michael Heisley 1816–1869
Elizabeth Heisley 1821–1901
Rebecca Heisley 1827–1913
John W Heisley born 1830
Susan Heisley 1830–1903
Catherine Heisley 1832–1923
Frederick Augustus Heisley 1837–1864 known as Gust Heisley, Gus Heisley
Frank M Heisley born 1840
Daniel Heisley
Rebecca Heisley born 1866

His Mother: Martha A. Boyle 1828-1915 (Martha Boyle Heisley, Martha Heisley) born to Hugh Boyle 1803–1853 and Susan Heisley born 1805.
Her siblings were:
Elizabeth Rebecca Boyle 1826–1892
Alfred H. Boyle 1831–1908
William Emmet Boyle 1833–1891

Marriage: 1884 Mary E. Thompson Heisley (Mary Heisley) born 1863, died 1900-1920
Their 2 children:
William A Heisley, born 1884
Beatrice Heisley, born 1895

U.S. Civil War Soldiers 1861-1865
Name: Charles C. Heisley
Side: Union
Regiment State/Origin: Pennsylvania
Regiment: 28th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
Company: F & S
Rank In & Out: Musician

Charles C Heisley in US Civil War Soldier Records & Profiles 1861-1865
Enlistment Date: Sep 9, 1861
Rank at enlistment: Musician
State Served: Pennsylvania
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in the Company Band of the Pennsylvania 28th Infantry Regiment on Sep 9, 1861. Mustered out on Sep 9, 1862 by General Order.
Sources: History of Pennsylvania Volunteers from 1861-1865

Charles C. Heisley: National Park Service
BATTLE UNIT NAME: 28th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry
SIDE: Union
COMPANY: F & S, F&S
SOLDIER'S RANK IN & OUT: Musician

1860 United States Federal Census
Name: Charles C Heisley
Age in 1860: 11
Birth Year: abt 1849, Pennsylvania
Home in 1860: Camden Middle Ward, Camden County, New Jersey
Household Members, age:
Charles W Heisley 33 father
Martha Heisley 32 mother
Charles C Heisley 11 himself
James R Heisley 9
Alfred Heisley 7
Wilber Heisley 2
Ebeneazer Heisley 3, 6/12
Hellen Fetridg 6
Ruth Stepinson 18

1870 United States Federal Census
Name: Charles Heisley
Birth Year: abt 1850
Age in 1870: 20
Birthplace: New Jersey
Home in 1870: Mansfield, Burlington County, New Jersey
Post Office: Florence, NJ
Household Members, age:
Benjamin Carson 49
Elizabeth Carson 43
Franklin Carson 18
William Carson 15
Charles Carson 6
Robert Hawley 25
Charles Heisley 20, occupation School Teacher
Samuel Schuyler 19

Charles C. Heisley born 1849 at Williamsport, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. We believe he was admitted to the National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in Johnson City, Washington County, Tennessee in 1913, and died there in 1920.
His Siblings:
James R. Heisley, born 1851 in Pennsylvania
Alfred B Heisley 1853–1912, born in New Jersey
John Heisley 1857–1857 born and died in Pittsgrove, Salem County, New Jersey
Lawyer & Judge Wilbur Arthur Heisley 1858–1934, born Salem, New Jersey
Eebenazer W Heisley 1860-1897, known as Eben Heisley
Walter Cleary Heisley 1862–1862 born and died in New Jersey
Martha J Heisley born and died 1863 as an infant
Mattie A. Hiesley born 1864, possibly Matilda Heisley, born NJ
Frederick Augustus Heisley 1865–1938 born Farmingdale, Monmouth County NJ

His Father Charles Heisley in the Civil War:
Charles W. Heisley or Charles Wesley Heisley 1826-1916
Birth: 1826
Died Mar. 1, 1916
Enlisted as a Chaplain on 1 November 1861. Commission in Company S, 28th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 1 Nov 1861. Resigned Company S, 28th Infantry Regiment Pennsylvania on 18 Jul 1863. Commission in Hospital Chaplains Regiment U.S. Volunteers on 1 Aug 1863. Promoted to Full Chaplain (Hospital Chaplains) on 1 Aug 1863. Resigned Hospital Chaplains Regiment U.S. Volunteers on 25 Jun 1864. Buried at Evergreen Cemetery, Farmingdale, Monmouth County, New Jersey. From March 1, 1916 obituary, Farmingdale NJ. In Red Bank, New Jersey, he was the Pastor at Friendship United Methodist Church in the 1850's.

This family photo is slightly trimmed on bottom edge, usually to fit into the tight paper Victorian photo albums, as they were. It does not affect his actual image in any way.

A beautiful old identified CDV photo of a well known Pennsylvania and New Jersey family with deep Civil War roots. Heisly is an alternative spelling of this surname. A handsome and stylish Victorian man. Was Charles Heisley Jr. a young Civil War drummer boy in the 28th PA with his father? He would have been 12 years old during his 1861-1862 service. 

Size: 2.5 x 4 inches
Debra Clifford Ancestorville Genealogy      Note: Hello from ~debra. I have spent years collecting over 10,000 ID’d lost family photos & paper from US flea markets & antique shops. I do the best gen research I can, but am always open to corrections. This is an original antique item, not a reprint. A new high quality rigid sleeve is included for extra protection, especially during shipping. You may buy a piece alone, or large intimate 300 dpi scans of the front and back sent immediately via email, or both. Please search carefully, as they are often found together and many may be related. I also invite you to join me at Ancestorville Genealogy on facebook. Thank you, enjoy! ~Debra Clifford (contact info on top bar)

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