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C.S. Kendall

C.S. Kendall

Federal (USV)

Captain

Charles S. Kendall

(1833 - 1880)

Home State: Massachusetts

Command Billet: Signal Officer

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Ninth (IX) Army Corps

Before Antietam

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 rest 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 & 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

04/05/1833

Death

05/15/1880 Boston, MA; burial in Mount Hope Cemetery, Mattapan, MA

Notes

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]