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Charles S. Wainwright

Born: Dec 31, 1826

Death: Sep 13, 1907

Birthplace: New York City

Nationality: United States

Charles S. Wainwright

Date of Birth : Dec 31, 1826
Date of Death : Sep 13, 1907
Birth Place : New York City

Charles Shiels Wainwright was a produce farmer in the state of New York and an artillery officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He played an important role in the defense of Cemetery Hill during the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, where his artillery helped repel a Confederate attack. His extensive diary kept during the war is considered to be among the finest such documents from the Civil War period.

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  • Charles Wainwright
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