Monday, November 02, 2015

Charles D. Grannis

New York 44th., Infantry Regimental History.

Charles D. Grannis, Born March 17, 1840, at Fredonia, N. Y., enlisted at Brocton, N. Y., and joined Company A. 44th N. Y. at Buffalo, Aug. 7. 1861 ; joined the regiment at Albany and was transferred to Company H, Sept, 19, 1861 ; assisted in enlisting Company H ; promoted to First Sergeant Sept. 20, 1861 ; Second Lieutenant, Nov. 30. 1862; First Lieutenant, Dec.31, 1862; Captain of Company B, Sept.1, 1863; mustered out with Regiment at Albany, Oct. 11, 1864. Died at Alamo, Mich.. Jan. 12, 1901.

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.

New York State Records.

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.

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