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Pvt Charles Franklin Emery
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Birth: May 20, 1862
Ohio, USA
Death: May 12, 1920
Winona County
Minnesota, USA

Charles was born in Ohio, and moved to Winona, MN. before the outbreak of the Spanish-American War on 25 April 1898. Charles enlisted as a Private in Co. C, 12th Minnesota Infantry on 6 May 1898. He and the other members of the 12th MN encamped at Camp Ramsey, near St. Paul, MN. Camp Ramsey was part of the State Fairgrounds, and the men of the 12th MN were billetted in horse and cattle barns.

Predictably, given the poor sanitary conditions existing at Camp Ramsey (little was known about the correlation between poor sanitation and the spread of diseases such as typhoid, dysentery, cholera, etc.), there was an outbreak of typhoid fever.

On 26 June 1898, Charles was hospitalized and released on 17 August. The exact reason for his hospitalization is not known. He was furloughed for 30 days from 18 August, and his furlough was extended until 23 October 1898. The end of the war was declared on 12 August 1898. The men of the 12th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry never had the chance to fight.

Charles returned to his unit and served from 23 October until he was mustered out with the rest of his regiment on 5 November 1898 in New Ulm, MN. If Charles had contracted typhoid fever, he may have suffered recurring bouts of that disease for the rest of his life.

In 1900 Charles married Elizabeth. The couple had two children. Charles worked variously as a house painter and street car "motorman" in the City of Winona. He died one year before Elizabeth. 
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  Caroline Elizabeth Lohse Emery (1877 - 1921)*
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Woodlawn Cemetery
Winona County
Minnesota, USA
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Record added: Dec 04, 2012
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Pvt Charles Franklin Emery
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Pvt Charles Franklin Emery
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Pvt Charles Franklin Emery
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- Git `Er Dug
 Added: May. 23, 2015
Your service to our country is remembered by the Sons of Spanish American War Veterans.
- Spanish American War
 Added: Mar. 22, 2015
Thank you for your service, Pvt. Emery!
- Git `Er Dug
 Added: Dec. 4, 2012

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