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Capt Charles R Barnett

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Capt Charles R Barnett

Birth
New York, USA
Death
Feb 1883 (aged 39)
Benton County, Iowa, USA
Burial
Belle Plaine, Benton County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID
61563428 View Source

Co A 52nd Ill inf. On 1911 roster of Civil War soldiers buried at Wright Cemetery.

Charles R Barnett was born in Chittenden County, N.Y. August 22, 1843. He died in the time between 1880 and Feb 1883. In 1856 he went to Kane, Illinois where he remained until the breaking out of the war of the rebellion; he enlisted in Co. A, 52d Reg. Ill. Vol. Inf., on the 13th of October, 1861; served until the war was over; was honorably discharged July 3, 1865. He volunteered as a private soldier but was promoted though the various grades to that of Captain of Co. A in December, 1864. He was in many severe engagements, the principal ones being the battles of Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Landing (in which he was wounded). Corinth, Resaca, Lays Ferry, and all through the Atlanta campaign. The war being over and peace restored he returned to Henry Co., Ill., and remained there until 1866, when he came to the Belle Plaine, Iowa area. He owns eighty acres of land; is the present Assessor of the township. He married Miss A. E. Wilcox at her father's residence, in this township; on 26 of November, 1868; they have three children - Sherman E., Norman E., and Anson E.
Contributed by Bernice Griffith Knoke

Co A 52nd Ill inf. On 1911 roster of Civil War soldiers buried at Wright Cemetery.

Charles R Barnett was born in Chittenden County, N.Y. August 22, 1843. He died in the time between 1880 and Feb 1883. In 1856 he went to Kane, Illinois where he remained until the breaking out of the war of the rebellion; he enlisted in Co. A, 52d Reg. Ill. Vol. Inf., on the 13th of October, 1861; served until the war was over; was honorably discharged July 3, 1865. He volunteered as a private soldier but was promoted though the various grades to that of Captain of Co. A in December, 1864. He was in many severe engagements, the principal ones being the battles of Fort Donelson, Pittsburg Landing (in which he was wounded). Corinth, Resaca, Lays Ferry, and all through the Atlanta campaign. The war being over and peace restored he returned to Henry Co., Ill., and remained there until 1866, when he came to the Belle Plaine, Iowa area. He owns eighty acres of land; is the present Assessor of the township. He married Miss A. E. Wilcox at her father's residence, in this township; on 26 of November, 1868; they have three children - Sherman E., Norman E., and Anson E.
Contributed by Bernice Griffith Knoke

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