Charles S. Kendall(1833 - 1880)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Signal Officer
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Ninth (IX) Army Corps
Before the Antietam Campaign:
From Boston, he listed his occupation as 'weigher' when he enlisted in the 1st Massachusetts Infantry on 23 May 1861. He was commissioned First Lieutenant, Company B on 26 August. He was detailed to the Signal Corps, US Army in January 1862. He was promoted to Captain in the Regiment on 24 July 1862.
The remainder of the War:
He was captured by Stuart's cavalry at Gettysburg on 5 July 1863 and was a prisoner of war until March 1865. He was mustered out as "an escaped prisoner" and Captain, Company A, First Infantry to date from 3 January 1865.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Basic service information from Brown1 and Soldiers, Sailors and Marines2. His photograph also in Brown, with a nicer version in the MOLLUS Massachusetts collection at the USA Army Heritage & Education Center. His birthday calculated from his age at death - 47 years 1 month 10 days - from his stone.
|Birth Date: 04/05/1833 |
Death Date: 05/15/1880 Death Place: Boston, MA Burial Place: Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, MA
1 Brown, J. Willard, The Signal Corps, U.S.A. in the War of the Rebellion, Boston: U.S. Veteran Signal Corps Association, 1896, pg. 809, photo after pg. 304 [AotW citation 12135]
2 Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, 8 Vols, Norwood (MA): Norwood Press, 1931-35, Vol. 1, pg. 13 [AotW citation 12136]
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