Charles Corwin

DeathDec. 1, 1933
CemeteryNebraska Veterans (Grand Island)
PostLyon (Grand Island)
Unit129th Indiana Infantry, Company C

Private Charles Corwin

Company C, 129th Indiana Infantry

Corwin was born in LaGrange County, Indiana in August of 1845. He was living in Mongo Guinong (LaGrange County), Indiana when he enlisted and mustered in the regiment on March 7, 1864. Corwin served about 1 year and 6 months. He was discharged on August 29, 1865 at Charolette, North Carolina.

The 129th Indiana Infantry was organized at Kendallsville and Michigan City, Indiana between December 16, 1863 and March 1, 1864. During Corwin’s enlistment, the regiment was involved in several major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).

Assault at Kenesaw (GA) (June 27, 1864).

Operations against General Hood in Georgia and Alabama (September 29-November 3, 1864).

Battle of Franklin (TN) (November 30, 1864).

Battle of Nashville (TN) (December 15-16, 1864).

Campaign of the Carolinas (NC/SC) (March 1-April 26, 1865).

At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).

Corwin died on December 1, 1933 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Nebraska Veterans Cemetery in Grand Island (Hall County), Nebraska. Corwin was a member of the Lyon Post (#11) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Grand Island.

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