Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Blacks in:
 • Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum
 • Danville
 • Vermilion County
 • Illinois
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In

Changes are coming to Find A Grave. See a preview now.

John Charles Black
Birth: Jan. 27, 1839
Holmes County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1915
Cook County
Illinois, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient, US Congressman. At the outbreak of the Civil War in 186, he enlisted as private in the 11th Indiana Volunteers. Black was promoted successively for distinguished bravery on the battle field rising to the rank of Colonel in command of the 37th Illinois Regiment. He took a conspicuous part at the battles of Pea Ridge, Prairie Grove, Vicksburg, Mobile, and in Blakely's Batteries, the last battle of the war. On December 7, 1862, at the Battle of Prairie Grove, after two other regiments had been repulsed he charged the enemy position at the head of his regiment. Even after being driven down the hill and severely wounded, he captured the Confederate battery. For his actions, he was awarded the Medal of Honor and brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers. After the war, he was admitted to the bar in 1867, practiced law and was appointed US Commissioner of Pensions by President Cleveland, serving 1885 to 1889. In 1893, he was elected as a Democrat to the Fifty-third Congress and served until he resigned to take the position of US Attorney Illinois, serving 1895 to 1899. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  John Black (1809 - 1847)
  Josephine Louise Culbertson Fithian (1813 - 1887)
  Addie L. Griggs Black (1848 - 1945)*
  Grace Mildred Black Vrooman (1870 - 1911)*
  John Charles Black (1839 - 1915)
  Mary Elizabeth Black Hart (1841 - 1920)*
  William Perkins Black (1842 - 1916)*
  Josephine LaRose Black (1845 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
Spring Hill Cemetery and Mausoleum
Vermilion County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 12, Lot 54
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 24, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5993517
John Charles Black
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
John Charles Black
Added by: Steve Dunn
John Charles Black
Added by: Don Morfe
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

- Sheila Cole Deinhart
 Added: Jun. 2, 2017
Honoring your heroism and service for the preservation of the Union
- Wagon Master
 Added: Feb. 27, 2017

- Wagon Master
 Added: Jan. 31, 2017
There are 75 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.0 after 36 votes)

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service