late 1865. Image care of
Hopkins's book, edited by William Styple.
Hopkins would probably be one of the last persons to call
himself a hero. But this modest man who was generous and
forgiving demonstrated genuine acts of bravery while
undergoing the direst trials during the war. From his
selfless act of rescuing his sergeant on the battlefield
though he himself was twice wounded, to his hopeful
spirit he maintained while imprisoned at Andersonville,
Hopkins revealed the true hero within himself through his
positive thoughts, words, and deeds. To his comrades,
family, friends, and communityto whom he was deeply
loyal and devotedhe would be remembered as a kindly
soul who always had "the best interests of his
country and of humanity at heart."
Biography of Charles Hopkins
Never Lost Hope or His Sense of Duty": Page 1, Page 2
Memorial Day Address by Charles
Pages at this Web Site
Kearny at the Battle of Chantilly
The Significance of
Remembering Our Civil War
Hopkins: "He Never Lost Hope or His Sense of
Duty" - Page 1 of Hopkins's story covers the
early years of his life, up to his imprisonment at
Andersonville during the Civil War. Page 2 concludes his
remarkable life story: how he endured great hardships
with patience and perseverance, and lived a long and
Memorial Day Address by Charles Hopkins - This
address by Hopkins was delivered in Boonton, New Jersey,
May 31, 1920. Included on this page is an image of the
New Jersey monument at Andersonville National Cemetery.
Philip Kearny at the Battle of Chantilly -
Included on this page is a recent photo of General Philip
Kearny's equestrian statue at Arlington National
Cemetery. Hopkins led the efforts in having this statue
made and placed upon the grave of his former general.
Also included is a picture of the markers to Kearny and
Stevens at Ox Hill Battlefield Park. These monuments were
placed there in memory of the two generals who fell and
died on the battlefield of Chantilly (Ox Hill).
The Significance of Veterans Day - This page
includes a picture of Charles Hopkins during the
unveiling of Kearny's equestrian statue at Arlington
National Cemetery, on November 11, 1914.
Remembering Our Civil War Veterans - The Memorial
Day section on this page features an image of Charles
Hopkins's Memorial Day button from 1916, when he was 74
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