Birth: Feb. 27, 1842.
Death: Apr. 19, 1869.
Burial: Potter Brook Cemetery, Potter Brook, Tioga County, Pennsylvania.
ODELL, CHARLES L.—Age, 21 years. Enlisted, September 8, 1861, at Osceola, Pa., to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. B, 86th N.Y. infantry regiment, September 13, 1861; wounded in action, June 9, 1863, at Beverly Ford, Va.; again, July 2, 1863, at Gettysburg, Pa.; captured in action, May 10, 1864, at Spotsylvania, Va.; paroled, no date; mustered out, September 13, 1864.
Pension Examiner Ira W. Bellows, Knoxville, Pennsylvania, reports, May 7, 1866: " Ball entered the left side, over the descending colon, came out through the posterior superior spinous process of the left ilium; faecal matter is now discharging from the wound in the back; general emaciation; is unable to leave his room. Disability total ; will probably prove fatal." II. A. Phillips, M. D., of Knoxville, reported that the pensioner died April 19, 1869, at Westfield, Pennsylvania, and states :
"I attended Charles L. Odell for about a month prior to his death ; when I first saw him, I found him suffering from a fistulous opening, communicating with the bowels, with profuse discharge of faecal and purulent matter, resulting from a wound received in the United States service, from which injury he died, very much emaciated, April 19, 1869."