Charles Kirk

DeathJune 29, 1931
CemeteryPark Hill (Syracuse)
PostWadsworth (Syracuse)
Unit95th Illinois Infantry, Company K

Private Charles Kirk

Company K, 95th Illinois Infantry

Kirk was born in England in 1845. An exact date of birth was not available. He was residing in Boone (Boone County), Illinois when he enlisted for 3 years on August 13, 1862. Kirk was mustered in on September 4, 1862 and served 3 years with the unit. He was mustered out on August 17, 1865 at Camp Butler, Illinois.

The 95th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Rockford, Illinois on September 4, 1862. During Kirk’s enlistment, the unit was involved in many major battles and campaigns. A partial list includes:

Battle of Champion’s Hill (MS) (May 16, 1863).

Siege of Vicksburg (MS) (May 18-July 4, 1863). Regimental losses were 29 killed and 9 wounded in several days of fighting.

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

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

Pursuit of Confederate General Hood to the Tennessee River (December 17-28, 1864).

Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (AL) (March 26-April 8, 1865).

Kirk died on June 29, 1931 at the age of 85 or 86 years. He is buried in the Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse (Otoe County), Nebraska. At the time of his death, he was the last member of the Wadsworth Post (#21) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Syracuse.

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