Charles N Kinney


BirthNov. 1, 1841
DeathDec. 3, 1928
CemeteryMount Pleasant (Petersburg)
PostMeredith (Petersburg)
Unit108th New York Infantry, Company G

Private Charles N Kinney

Company G, 108th New York Infantry

Kinney was born in Richmond (Ontario County), New York on November 1, 1841. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on August 6, 1862 at Rochester, New York. Kinney was wounded on September 17, 1862 at the Battle of Antietam. Due to his wound, he was discharged on December 17, 1862 at Rochester.

The 108th New York Infantry was organized and mustered at Rochester on August 18, 1862. The Battle of Antietam (also Sharpsburg) was the single bloodiest day in American history. Over 22,000 casualties (dead, wounded, and missing) were incurred during the battle. The 108th New York lost 29 soldiers and 119 were wounded on the day of the battle.

Kinney died on December 3, 1928 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Mount Pleasant Cemetery in Petersburg (Boone County), Nebraska. He was the last member of the Meredith Post (#276) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Petersburg.

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


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