Charles McComsey

BirthApril 22, 1838
DeathNov. 25, 1920
CemeteryWest Lawn (Gering)
PostNumber 66 (Hull)
Unit112th Illinois Infantry, Company H/F

Private Charles McComsey

Company H/F, 112th Illinois Infantry

McComsey was born in Peoria County, Illinois on April 22, 1838. McComsey enlisted in the regiment on August 11, 1862 and was mustered on September 20, 1862. He served 33 months and was mustered out on June 20, 1865 at Greensboro, North Carolina.

The 112th Illinois Infantry was organized and mustered at Peoria, Illinois on September 20, 1862. During McComsey’s enlistment, the unit fought at several major battles and was involved in several military operations. Some of them include:

Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 5-September 8, 1864).

Battle of Resaca (GA) (May 14-15, 1864).

Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 27, 1864).

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

Operations against General Hood and Forest (GA/AL) (September 29-November 3, 1864).

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

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

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

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

McComsey died on November 25, 1920 at the age of 82 years. He is buried in the West Lawn Cemetery in Gering (Scotts Bluff County), Nebraska. He was a charter member of the Number 66 Post (#330) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Hull, Nebraska.

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