Dunn, Charles C.
Age: 41, credited to Bennington, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV
Service: enl 12/12/63, m/i 12/30/63, Pvt, Co. G, 1st VT CAV, wdd, 3/1/64, pow, Mechanicville, 3/1/64, Richmond, d/prison n.d.
See Legend for expansion of abbreviationsVITALS
Birth: 1817, Bennington, VT
Burial: Richmond National Cemetery, Richmond, VA
Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)
Cenotaph: City Cemetery, Woodford, VT
Marker/Plot: Not Recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 111688980
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not found
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Richmond National Cemetery, VA
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Cenotaph in City Cemetery, Woodford, VT
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One Family's Sacrifice
The Dunn's of Woodford
Charles C. Dunn, of Bennington, age 41, enlisted December 12, 1863 and mustered in as a private in Company G, 1st Vermont Volunteer Cavalry, December 30, 1863. In February, Charles wrote a letter to his wife, Harriet, giving his impressions of army life and telling her all was well. He was wounded and taken prisoner March 1, 1864, Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond, taken to Richmond, Virginia, where he died, date unknown.
Three sons enlisted at the same time Charles did:
Charles H. Dunn, age 23, enlisted December 17, 1863 and mustered in as a private in Company G, December 30, 1863. He died of disease October 18, 1864 at the U.S. General Hospital in Brattleboro.
George E. Dunn, age 20, enlisted December 16, 1863 and mustered in as a private in Company G, December 30, 1863. He was taken prisoner March 3, 1864, during Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond, was incarcerated at Andersonville, Georgia, where he died August 18, 1864 of scorbutus.
William N. Dunn, age 18, enlisted December 17, 1863 and mustered in as a private in Company G, December 30, 1863. He was taken prisoner February 29, 1864, during Kilpatrick's Raid on Richmond, was incarcerated at Andersonville, Georgia, where he died October 6, 1864, of diarrhea.
Revised Roster, 214
Dorrance P. Atwater List of Andersonville Deaths/Burials
George G. Benedict, "Vermont in the Civil War, 1861-5," (Free Press Association, Burlington, 1888), pp. 627-33.
Brattleboro Hospital Records contributed by Margaret Howe
Photograph and additional material Contributed by Hope Pinkerton, 3rd great-granddaughter of Charles C. Dunn and 2nd-great-grandniece of Charles, George and William.