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 Charles Houghtaling

Charles Houghtaling

Birth
Chenango County, New York, USA
Death 22 Mar 1883 (aged 63)
Carmi, White County, Illinois, USA
Burial Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, USA
Plot Block 19, Lot 31
Memorial ID 10340989 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. During the Mexican War, he served in the 1st Illinois Regiment as a LaSalle County, Illinois volunteer and fought under Zachary Taylor in the Army of Occupation. When the Civil War began, he enlisted as a Captain of an artillery company in the 10th Illinois Infantry Regiment. He then became Captain in the 1st Illinois Artillery Battery C and was promoted through the ranks to Colonel in command of the 1st Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery Regiment. He with his command saw action in many of the notable battles in the Western Theater including Island Number Ten, Stones River Chickamunga, Missionary Ridge, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman’s March to the Sea. At the Battle of Stones River, Chickamunga, Tennessee on January 2, 1863, he was ordered to hold his artillery at all costs and it was a command he took literally. Only at the very last moment were his guns abandoned and even then, he had to be carried from the field due to wounds. For his actions and devotion to duty he was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13 1865.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 18 Jan 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10340989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Houghtaling (13 Dec 1819–22 Mar 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10340989, citing Masonic Cemetery, Nashville, Washington County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .