Charles B Slocumb

BirthOct. 31, 1843
DeathFeb. 6, 1883
CemeteryFairbury (Fairbury)
PostSlocum (Endicott)
Unit136th Illinois Infantry, Company C

Sergeant Charles B Slocumb

Company C, 136th Illinois Infantry (100 days, 1864)

Slocumb was born in White County, Illinois on October 31, 1864. He was residing in Grayville (White County), Illinois when he enlisted in the regiment on May 14, 1864. Slocumb was mustered on June 1, 1864. He was promoted to sergeant on July 1, 1864 and served about 5 months. He was mustered out on October 22, 1864 at Camp Butler, Illinois on October 22, 1864.

The 136th Illinois Infantry was organized at Centralia, Illinois for 100 days on June 1, 1864. The regiment was sent to Kentucky and assigned to garrison duty. In addition, the unit saw duty in repulsing General Sterling Price’s invasion of Missouri in September and October of 1864.

Slocum died on February 6, 1883. He is buried in the Fairbury Cemetery in Fairbury (Jefferson County), Nebraska. The Slocum Post (#141) of the Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) in Endicott, Nebraska was named for him. In addition, he was a member of the Russell Post (#77) of the GAR in Fairbury.

The Andreas History of Nebraska includes a profile of Slocum. Comments from that profile include:

He attended Baldwin College (Ohio) and was admitted to the bar in 1872.

He moved to Fairbury in 1873 and practiced law.

He was elected to the Nebraska legislature in 1878.

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