Charles Pangburn

BirthSept. 20, 1846
DeathFeb. 1, 1934
CemeteryGreenwood (Crofton)
PostIrwin (Creighton)
Unit88th Illinois Infantry, Company H

Private Charles Pangburn

Company H, 88th Illinois Infantry

Pangburn was born in Oswego County, New York on September 20, 1846. He was residing in Chicago (Cook County), Illinois when he enlisted on September 3, 1862. Pangburn was mustered in on September 4, 1862 and went to serve about 33 months. He was mustered out on June 9, 1865 at Nashville, Tennessee. He was a regimental drummer.

The 88th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Camp Douglas (Chicago), Illinois. During Pangburn’s enlistment, the unit was in many major battles and military operations. A partial list includes:

Battle of Perryville (KY) (October 8, 1862).

Battle of Stone’s River (TN) (December 30-31, 1862 – January 1-3, 1863).

Battle of Chickamauga (GA) (September 19-20, 1863).

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

Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864).

Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).

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

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

Pangburn died on February 1, 1934 at the age of 87 years. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery in Creighton (Knox County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Irwin Post (#70) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Creighton.


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