Charles Wilbur Abel
Company B 22nd Infantry
Charles W. Abel was born in Lost River, Martin County, Indiana on September 15, 1875.
He enlisted as a Private for a
period of three years in Company B of the 22nd Infantry on
December 27, 1898
at Vincennes, Indiana. His enlistment record indicated he stood 5 feet 8 inches tall had black hair, brown eyes
and a ruddy complexion. His previous occupation was listed as Farmer.
Abel joined Company B at Fort Crook, Nebraska on December 29, 1898.
He served with the 22nd Infantry
in the Philippines on their first deployment there and was
discharged as a Private
at the Camp at Angel Island, California on December 21, 1901 with a character reference of Excellent.
He was married in 1906.
On September 22, 1910 he
enlisted in the Army for a second time as a Private for a period
of three years
in Company B 22nd Infantry at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. On this enlistment record his previous occupation
was listed as Laborer.
Private Abel died in a hospital
at Fort Bliss, Texas on October 2, 1912.
No record of cause of death could be found for him.
From the El Paso Herald Friday, October 4, 1912
Waggoner's Chapel Cemetery
Grave marker for Charles W. Abel
Photo by lejackman from the Find A Grave website
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