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Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry
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Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry Presentation Sword of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th PA Infantry
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History of Captain Charles W. Borbridge - 28th Pennsylvania Infantry

Residence Philadelphia PA; 29 years old.

Enlisted on 6/3/1861 at Philadelphia, PA as a 1st Lieutenant.

On 7/4/1861 he was commissioned into "I" Co. PA 28th Infantry 
He was discharged for promotion on 9/22/1864

On 9/22/1864 he transferred into Veteran Reserve Corps "Not Stated" 
(date and method of discharge not given)
He was listed as:
* Wounded 5/2/1863 Chancellorsville, VA
Promotions:
* Capt 12/8/1862 (As of Co. C)

Intra Regimental Company Transfers:
* 12/8/1862 from company I to company C 

Sources used by Historical Data Systems, Inc.:
 - History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861-1865
(c) Historical Data Systems, Inc. @ www.civilwardata.com


7/4/61 - 1st Lt Co I 28th Pa

12/8/62 - Capt. Co C 28th PA

9/17/62 - Battle of Antietam - Lt. Borbridge after seeing Lt Col Tyndale struck in the back of the head risked his life along with Sgt. Hayward in dragging the Colonels body to safety while under enemy fire.

9/22/64 - 1st Lt Veteran Reserve Corps. Severely wounded at Chancellorsville and could no longer suffer regular field duty. Wounded in right jaw. Ball took his lower teeth, fractured the jaw at the elbow, deflected through his throat and lodged under his left side collarbone.

Lived in Philadelphia until his death in 1879.

Quote of Hector Tyndale at the reunion of the 28th and 147th PA:

" I wish to record here a disinterested, noble, and courageous action. First Lt. now Capt. Charles W. Borbridge, of my own regiment, who was one of the last to retreat, seeing me fall, at once turned back, in the face of heavy fire from the advancing enemy, who were within a hundred yards. He had a rebal battle flag in his hands, but with the aid of a sergeant, who's name I could never learn, dragged my apparently dead body, seemingly shot through the head, behind a haystack, at least 50 yards distant. Here, I afterwards learned, the enemy was stopped by a sharp and continuous fire of the brigade, and the key position was held by us, at least until the wounded were taken off".

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