“Charles K. Dewey, Civil War Soldier,” Chicopee Archives Online, Chicopee Public Library.
Born in Royalton, Vt., Son of Rhodolphus K. Dewey, by occupation a Clerk, unmarried, at the age of 23 enlisted for three years in the 31st Regiment of Infantry, Mass. Vols., Company E. He was enrolled October 30, 1861, and was appointed 3rd Sergeant of the company.
Accompanied the regiment until their arrival at New Orleans. During the stay at Ship Island, he was sick and off duty. On the 18th of May 1862, was carried to St. James Hospital, in New Orleans. In the last of May became convalescent, left the hospital, and rejoined the company, though he was wholly unable to perform the regular duty.
Discharged June 18th, 1862 at New Orleans. Started for North on the 4th of July, and arrived in Chicopee July 13th, 1862. Died in Chicopee February 7, 1865.