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 Charles Shiels Wainwright

Charles Shiels Wainwright

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 13 Sep 1907 (aged 80)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 151, Lot 16331
Memorial ID 12954 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in New York City, at the start of the Civil War he was a prosperous farmer when joined the Union Army. Commissioned a Major in the 1st New York Artillery Corps, he served in artillery for the entire war. At the Chancellorsville Campaign in April 1863, his actions were praised by Brigadier General Henry J. Hunt and he was promoted Colonel Chief of Artillery in the Army of the Potomac's Artillery Brigade, 3rd Division, I Corps. In this capacity, he participated in nearly every engagement the Union Army undertook. He directed the Corps guns on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg and directed all the artillery guns where the I Corps held off Confederate General A.P. Hill's men for most of the day, until he was driven back. In April 1864, he was placed in command of the V Corps as Chief of Artillery and was successful in turning back the Confederate forces at the Battle of North Anna, Virginia. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General on August 1, 1864. After the war, he returned to farming until his death at age 80 death in Washington D.C. In 1962, his war-time diary was published as the book, "A Diary of Battle: The Personal Journals of Colonel Charles S. Wainwright".

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 12954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Shiels Wainwright (31 Dec 1826–13 Sep 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 12954, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .