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 Charles Townsend

Charles Townsend

Birth
Harrisville, Harrison County, Ohio, USA
Death 12 Jan 1900 (aged 65)
Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA
Burial Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 12
Memorial ID 100049698 · View Source
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From "Athens Home Coming," Athens Ohio, 1904. (out of copyright.)

In his seventeenth year, Charles entered the Ohio University and graduated in the year 1861. At the breaking out of the Civil War he was engaged in teaching. Resigning his position, without appointment or commission, he recruited one hundred and twenty men, who were enlisted in Company C, 13th Ohio Infantry and mustered into service at Camp Chase in July, 1861. He served under Generals Rosecrans, Pope, McClellan and Sherman and was promoted to Major. In 1866 he graduated from the Law Department of the University of Cincinnati and began the practice of law in Athens. He held at various times the office of Prosecuting Attorney, member of the legislature, Secretary of the State of Ohio, trustee of Ohio University and Commander of the G. A. R. for the State of Ohio.


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Maj, 30 Ohio Inf


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  • Created by: wjw
  • Added: 2 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100049698
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Townsend (21 Dec 1834–12 Jan 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100049698, citing West Union Street Cemetery, Athens, Athens County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by wjw (contributor 47864386) .