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Federal (USV)


Charles R. Renner

(c. 1840 - 1864)

Home State: Massachusetts

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 21st Massachusetts Infantry

Before Antietam

A 21 year old shoemaker in Clinton, MA, he enlisted at Worcester, MA as a Private in Company F, 21st Massachusetts Infantry on 19 August 1861.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in the head in action at Antietam on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was treated at a hospital in Philadelphia, PA and returned to his Company by way of the Convalescent Camp at Alexandria, VA by March 1863. He was promoted to Corporal on 15 May 1863, reenlisted on 1 January 1864, and was promoted to Sergeant on 1 June 1864. He was mortally wounded by a gunshot to his right leg at Petersburg, VA on 30 July 1864. His leg was amputated but he died of his wounds at the Douglas General Hospital in Washington, DC hospital on 22 August 1864.

References & notes

His service from Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines1 and his Compiled Service Records,2 via fold3. His gravesite is on Findagrave; his stone has him as Charles K. Renner.


c. 1840; Lawrence, MA


08/22/1864; Washington, DC; burial in Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA


1   Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Adjutant General, Record of the Massachusetts Volunteers, 1861-1865, 2 Volumes, Boston: Wright & Potter, Printers to the State, 1868-1870, Vol. 2, pg. 625  [AotW citation 26528]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Soldiers who served in US Volunteer organizations enlisted for service during the Civil War, Record Group No. 94 (Adjutant General's Office, 1780's-1917), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 26529]