Charles Nelson Warner(1839 - 1920)
Home State: Pennsylvania
Branch of Service: Artillery
Unit: 2nd United States Artillery, Battery D
Before the Antietam Campaign:
On graduation from West Point, he was commissioned brevet 2nd Lieutenant, 2nd US Artillery on 17 June 1862, permanent 2nd Lieutenant on 5 August, in the 4th US Artillery.
The remainder of the War:
He was promoted to First Lieutenant, 4th US Artillery on 11 May 1864. He was honored by brevet to First Lieutenant for action at Gettysburg, PA and to Captain for capture of Selma, AL in April 1865.
After the War:
He continued in Regular Army service until mustering out on 1 January 1871. He was at St. Louis, MO, on the frontier, at Fts. Leavenworth, Riley and Harker, KS (to 1867), in garrison at Ft. Washington, MD (to 1870) and at Ft. Graham and Lumberton, NC (to 1871). He was then a lawyer in Montrose, PA.
References, Sources, and other notes:
Service data from Heitman1 and Cullum2. His presence at Antietam from Lt. Williston's Report. His photo here from the USMA Class Album 1862, online from the Academy.
|Birth Date: 04/19/1839 Place of Birth: Montrose, PA |
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY Graduating Year: 1862 Class Rank: 28/28
Death Date: 09/05/1920 Death Place: Montrose, PA Burial Place: Montrose Cemetery, Montrose, PA
1 Heitman, Francis Bernard, Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, 2 volumes, Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1903, Vol. 1, pg. 1002 [AotW citation 13523]
2 Cullum, George Washington, Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the US Military Academy, 2nd Edition, 3 vols., New York: D. Van Nostrand, 1868-79, Vol. 2, pg. 586; Vol. 3, pg. 312 [AotW citation 13524]
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