Charles H. Hoag was born in 1843 or 1846 in Ashtabula County, Ohio, probably the son of Charles (b. 1800) and Mehitable (B. 1820).
By 1850 Charles was probably living with his family in Brooklyn, Cuyahoga County, Ohio where his father worked a farm. In 1860 there was a 19-year-old laborer named Charles Hoag living with and/or working for the Jonah green family in Peru, Huron County, Ohio. In any case, Charles came to western Michigan from Ohio sometime before the war broke out.
He stood 5’9” with gray eyes, dark hair and a light complexion, and was an 18-year-old farmer possibly living in Gratiot County when he enlisted with his parents’ consent in Company D on May 13, 1861. Charles reenlisted on December 24, 1863, at Brandy Station, Virginia, crediting Boston, Ionia County, was presumably absent on veteran’s furlough, probably in Michigan, in January of 1864 and probably returned to the Regiment on or about the first of February.
He was killed in action on May 12, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Virginia, and was presumably buried among the unknown soldiers at Spotsylvania.
No pension seems to be available.