He was captured at the Battle of Gaines Mills, Va., June 2J, 1862, and confined in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., until paroled. A fellow soldier, whom he nursed back to life and cared for through terrible experiences while both were confined in Libby Rebel Prison mentions him as a brave and faithful soldier and friend.
GRANNIS, CHARLES D.—Age, 22 years. Enrolled, August 8, 1861, at Albany, to serve three years; mustered in as private, Co. A, August 30, 1861; transferred to Co. H and promoted first sergeant, September 20, 1861; captured in action, June 27, 1862, at Gaines Mills, Va.; paroled, no date; mustered in as second lieutenant, November 30, 1862; as first lieutenant, December 31,1862; as captain, Co. B, September 1, 1863; mustered out with company, October 11, 1864, at Albany, N. Y.;
commissioned second lieutenant, November 11, 1862, with rank from July 14,1862, vice E. A. Nash, promoted; first lieutenant, February 17, 1863, with rank from December 31, 1862, vice J. H. Lindsey, resigned; captain, August 18, 1863, with rank from July 2,1863, vice S. Larrabee, killed in action.
Charles DeWitt Grannis.
Birth: Mar. 17, 1840, Fredonia, Chautauqua County, New York.
Death: Jan. 12, 1901.
Wife's: Susan Bacon Grannis (1841 - 1870), Caroline Tallman Grannis (1855 - 1946).
Children: Lulu H. Grannis (1868 - 1871).
Burial: Alamo Center Cemetery, Alamo, Kalamazoo County, Michigan.