|Birth||Sept. 11, 1845|
|Death||Feb. 20, 1939|
|Cemetery||Oak Creek (Raymond)|
|Unit||96th Ohio Infantry, Company C/K|
Private Charles H. Kinney
Companies C and K, 96th Ohio Infantry
Kinney was born in Hocking County, Ohio on September 11, 1845. The County is located in the central part of the state. He enlisted and was mustered into the regiment on August 6, 1862 as a 16-year private. Kinney served nearly 3 years with the regiment. He was mustered out on July 7, 1865 at Mobile, Alabama.
The unit was organized and mustered at Camp Delaware, Ohio on August 29, 1862. The unit saw combat in several southern states during the War. Some of the more notable battles for the regiment were:
Battle of Fort Hindman (Arkansas Post) (AK) (January 10-11, 1863). The regiment lost 10 men and 22 were wounded.
Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863).
Battle of Grand Coteau (LA) (November 3, 1863). The regiment suffered heavy casualties. Eight (8) were killed, 32 were wounded, and 79 were taken prisoner.
Battle of Sabine Crossroads (LA) (April 8, 1864). Another costly battle for the unit. Six (6) were killed, 26 were wounded, and 40 were taken prisoner.
Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).
The regiment lost 2 officers and 46 enlisted men in combat related action. The casualty count from disease was horrendous as five officers and 286 enlisted men were lost in this manner.
Charles H. Kinney died on February 20, 1939. He is buried in the Oak Creek Cemetery in Raymond (Lancaster County), Nebraska. Kinney was the last member of the Kane Post (#30) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Raymond, Nebraska. In addition, he was a member of the Thompson Post (#309) of the GAR in Brownville, Nebraska.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.