Charles H Childress

DeathFeb. 28, 1933
CemeteryEvergreen (Superior)
PostOld Abe (Superior)
Unit30th Wisconsin Infantry, Company C

Private Charles H Childress

Company C, 30th Wisconsin Infantry

Childress was born in Cook County, Illinois. He enlisted in the regiment and was mustered in the regiment on October 25, 1863. Two Civil War sources indicate that he was born on June 20, 1849. That date is probably not correct. Based on that information, Childress would have been 14 years when he enlisted. He served nearly 2 years before being discharged on June 20, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.

The 30th Wisconsin Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Randall, Wisconsin on October 21, 1862. Company C, along with 3 other companies, was assigned to General Sully’s Northwestern Indiana Expedition in the Dakota Territory. It was reassigned to Kentucky in the Fall of 1864 and assigned to provost and prisoner related duties.

Childress died on February 28, 1933. He is buried in the Evergreen Cemetery in Superior (Nuckolls County), Nebraska. Childress was a member of the Old Abe Post (#63) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Superior.

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