Charles Rose was born in 1837 in Orleans County, New York, possibly the son of Jeremiah and Susan.
Charles left New York, probably with his family, and moved west, eventually settling in Brookfield, Waukesha County, Wisconsin by 1850 where they resided for some years.
Charles stood 5’6” with blue eyes, light hair and a light complexion and was 24 years old and probably working as a farmer in Brookfield, Wisconsin (although he gave Ingham County as his home of record) when he enlisted in Company H on April 28, 1861. He may have been wounded on August 29, 1862, at Second Bull Run, but in any event was sick in the hospital from August of 1862 through October.
He was discharged for consumption on October 30, 1862, at Finley hospital in Washington, DC, and subsequently died of typhoid fever on November 10, 1862, in hospital no. 104 (possibly Finley hospital) in Washington. He was buried in the Military Asylum cemetery (Soldier's Home National cemetery), probably in section D, no. 4662, as “Charles Rohs”.
No pension seems to be available.
According to a letter in his Military Service Record, National Archives, dated August 25, 1863, the hospital chaplain had taken possession of Charles’ personal effects and reportedly sent them home to one Susan Rose, “widdow of Jeremiah Rose.” She was living in Duplainville, Clinton County in August of 1863.