Charles Penn

BirthNov. 22, 1846
DeathAug. 17, 1931
CemeteryBroken Bow (Broken Bow)
PostAnderson (York)
Unit24th Iowa Infantry, Company H

Private Charles Penn

Company H, 24th Iowa Infantry

Penn was born in Ohio on November 22, 1846. He was residing in Cedar Rapids (Linn County), Iowa when he enlisted on December 10, 1863. Penn was mustered on January 9, 1864 and served about 18 months. He was discharged on July 17, 1865 at Savannah, Georgia.

Penn joined the regiment in the early part of 1864. During his enlistment, the regiment was assigned to General Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign (VA) from August 7 through November 28, 1864. Several major battles were fought during the campaign:

Battle of Winchester (VA) (September 19, 1864). Regimental losses were 12 killed, 58 wounded, and 4 were captured.

Battle of Fisher’s Hill (VA) (September 22, 1864).

Battle of Cedar Creek (VA) (October 19, 1864). Regimental losses were 7 killed, 46 wounded, and 43 were captured.

Penn died on August 17, 1931 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Broken Bow Cemetery in Broken Bow (Custer County), Nebraska. Penn was a member of the Anderson Post (#32) of the Grand Army of the Republic in York, Nebraska.

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