Charles H Burnett


BirthApril 6, 1837
DeathMarch 31, 1930
CemeteryGeneva (Geneva)
PostWilson (Geneva)
Unit64th Illinois Infantry, Company C

Sergeant Charles H Burnett

Company C, 64th Illinois Infantry

Burnett was born in Plymouth (Huron/Plymouth Counties), Ohio on April 6, 1837. He was residing in Eden (LaSalle County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on February 26, 1864. Burnett was mustered on March 20, 1864 and went on to serve about 16 months. He was promoted to sergeant during his tour of duty. He was discharged on July 11, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

Burnett would have joined the regiment prior to the Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864). During that time, the Siege of Atlanta (July 22-August 25) was very costly to the regiment. The unit lost 22 soldiers and 8 were wounded during the Siege. Other battles and campaigns during his enlistment include:

General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).

Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).

Campaign or the Carolinas (January-April 1865).

Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).

Burnett died on March 31, 1930 at the age of 92 years. He is buried in the Geneva Cemetery in Geneva (Fillmore County), Nebraska. Burnett was a member of the Wilson Post (#22) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Geneva.

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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.


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