Charles Heydrick (1832-1874)

Charles Heydrick, 1860

Birth: September 20, 1832; Flourtown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Death: May 11, 1874 (age 42); Bridgeville, Delaware

Military Service: USA, 1863-65

Unit:  6th Regiment of Delaware Volunteers

Alma Mater: Dickinson College, B.A. (Class of 1860)

Charles Heydrick was born in Flourtown, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. While  at Dickinson he was a member of Belles Lettres Society and after graduating took a teaching position in Oakland, Maryland and then in Bridgeville, Delaware. After relocating to Delaware, he married Sarah "Salllie" P. Cannon, the sister of William Laws Cannon, a fellow dickinsonian who had graduated with him, on January 21, 1863.  

On July 1, 1863, at the age of 30, he joined the United States Army as a captain of the 6th regiment of Delaware Volunteers. He died on May 11, 1874 in Bridgeville, Delaware.

For more information the Delaware State Archives, Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Dover, Delaware, 19901 contains Heydrick's diary and small manuscripts mostly dealing with agriculture.

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