|Death: ||Oct. 1, 1862|
A Civil War captain in the 26th NY Volunteers, he was wounded at the Battle of Bull Run and died in hospital shortly afterwards. His age is given variously as 36 (tombstone), 33 (burial records) and 32 years (newspaper accounts). His family residence was on King Street. His body was returned home for burial on October 7th 1862.
The child referred to at the end of the newspaper report was his six month old daughter Nellie, who died the day after her father.
Rochester Union & Advertiser
October 2 1862
DEATH OF CAPT. JENNINGS -- Another Rochester officer in the Federal army has fallen. Intelligence was received last night that Capt. Chas. E. JENNINGS, of the 26th Regiment, was dead. Capt. J. was wounded in one of his feet at the last battle of Bull Run, and taken prisoner, but was subsequently released on parole, and went to Alexandria, where he remained in hospital until last week, when he was taken to Washington. Erysipelas attacked him, and he died.
His brother, W. H. JENNINGS, of this city, has gone to Washington for the body, which will be brought home for interment. The death of Capt. JENNINGS will be the source of sorrow and regret. He has been a faithful and devoted officer. When the first call was made for troops, he responded, and took a lieutenancy in a company raised here and commanded by his brother, now Major JENNINGS. The company was not full in time to find a place in the 13th, but was immediately placed in the 26th, a Utica regiment. While at Elmira, Capt. G. S. JENNINGS was elected major, and Lieut. JENNINGS was promoted to the captaincy of the company. He has ever since been in the field and camp, attending to his duties, and fighting bravely wherever he met the foe. At length he has fallen, and added another to the number that Rochester lays upon the altar of the country.
Capt. J. was about 32 years old. He leaves a widow and two little orphans, one of which will not probably long survive its father.
Mount Hope Cemetery
New York, USA
Plot: Section C Lot 92
Created by: Mount Hope NY
Record added: Jun 17, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27616173
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