Charles Langly was born in 1841 in Washtenaw County, Michigan.
In 1860 there was one Henry Langley (b. 1817 in New York) at the Washtenaw County Poor Farm, in Pittsfield, Washtenaw County.
Charles stood 5’5” with hazel eyes, brown hair and a florid complexion and was a 21-year-old farmer possibly living in Kent County when he enlisted in Company H on March 24, 1862, at Grand Rapids for 3 years, crediting Kent County, and was mustered the same day. He was wounded, probably on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, allegedly deserted on September 21, 1862, at Upton’s Hill, Virginia, and was discharged on account of sickness by special order no. 289 of the War Department, dated October 11, 1862.
There is no further record. No pension seems to be available.