|Birth||May 30, 1843|
|Death||May 24, 1934|
|Cemetery||Blue Mound (Milford)|
|Unit||118th Illinois Infantry, Company H|
Private Charles Booze
Company H, 118th Illinois Infantry
Booze was born in Hancock County, Illinois on May 30, 1843. He was residing in Hancock County when he enlisted in the regiment on August 15, 1862. Booze was mustered on November 7, 1862 and went on to serve nearly 3 years. He was discharged on October 1, 1865 at Baton Rouge, Louisiana. One Civil War source indicated that Booze was severely wounded in his left forearm. The location and the date of the wound was not available.
The 118th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois between August and October, 1862. It was mustered on November 7, 1862. The unit saw action at the Battle of Champion’s Hill (LA) on May 17, 1862. Shortly after this battle, the regiment was assigned to the Siege of Vicksburg (MS) from May 18 to July, 1863.
Booze died on May 24, 1934 at the age of 90 years. He is buried in the Blue Mound Cemetery in Milford (Seward County), Nebraska. Booze was a member of the Sumner Post (#12) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Sidney, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Strong Post (#91) of the GAR in Minden, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.