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Decrow's Point, Matagorda Peninsula

Charles C. Myers born c 1843 - died December 29, 1863


Charles C. Myers was the Chief Musician of the 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted as a private Company F on September 1861, at the age of 18. He was transferred to Company D on November 22, 1861. On September 1, 1863 he was promoted to Chief Musician and transferred to Field & Staff. His unit was camped at the southern tip of Matagorda Peninsula known as Decrow's Point. According to the letters and diary of fellow musician, Thomas Linn, Mr. Myers died at 10 p.m. on December 29, 1863. He was buried at Decrow's Point on the evening of December 30, 1863. More information on the 16th Ohio Volunteer Infantry can be found at


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Feb. 2, 2005
Feb. 2, 2005