Charles Hayden was 23 years old when he enlisted on 1 November 1861 as a private in the 47th New York Infantry. While he enlisted at North Western, New York, his residence was not listed. He was mustered into 'K' Company on 11 November 1861. He re-enlisted on 4 January 1864. He was listed as wounded on 17 September 1862, at Antietam, Maryland, and on 6 May 1864 at the Wilderness, Virginia. He died of his wounds on 13 May 1864.
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