(1840 - 1904)
Home State: Wisconsin
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Wisconsin Infantry
From Benton, he enlisted in Company I, 3rd Wisconsin Infantry on 26 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action on 17 September 1862 at Antietam.
The rest of the War
He transferred to the Veteran Reserve Corps (VRC) on 1 July 1863, and mustered out at the expiration of his term on 29 June 1864.
After the War
He married 18 September 1867 in Benton, WI and in 1868 he was living in Franklin County, IA. He was probably there through at least 1890. He remarried in 1903 in Cerro Gordo County, IA.
References & notes
Basic information from Bryant1. Details from family genealogists. Both of his wives were also born in Cornwall. His gravesite is on Findagrave, source also of his picture, from one provided by Scott Hann. Charles' great-grandson is Dirk Kempthorne (b. 1951) - Mayor of Boise (1886-93), US Senator (1993-99), Governor of Idaho (1999-2006), and US Secretary of the Interior (2006-2009).
06/14/1840; Constantine, Cornwall, ENGLAND
05/27/1904; Sioux Falls, SD; burial in Hampton Cemetery, Hampton, IA