Charles Dunning


BirthJan. 19, 1843
DeathJan. 10, 1930
CemeteryRose Hill (Waverly)
PostMitchell (Waverly)
Unit29th Wisconsin Infantry, Company B

Private Charles Dunning

Company B, 29th Wisconsin Infantry

Company I, 14th Wisconsin Infantry

Dunning was born on January 19, 1843. He was residing in Watertown (Jefferson County), Wisconsin when he enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on January 24, 1864. Dunning served 1 year and 5 months before transferring to the 14th Wisconsin Infantry on June 22, 1865. He served less than a month with his 2nd regiment and was discharged on July 3, 1865.

He joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. On April 8, 1864 the unit fought at the Battle of Sabine Cross Roads in Louisiana. During the engagement, the 29th Wisconsin Infantry lost 9 soldiers, 20 were wounded, and 39 were captured. At the conclusion of the War, the regiment was assigned to the Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865). The regiment was mustered out on June 22, 1865.

Dunning died on January 10, 1930 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Waverly (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Dunning was a member of the Mitchell Post (#38) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Waverly.

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


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