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Company H 103rd Illinois Infantry

Birth:
1832 1
Licking County Ohio 1
Death:
08 Mar 1869 1
Fulton County Illinois 1
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Birth:
1832 1
Licking County Ohio 1
Death:
08 Mar 1869 1
Fulton County Illinois 1
Cause: Lung Disease 1
Burial:
Burial Place: Wrights Cemetery, Lewistown IL 1
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Marriage:
Nancy Weidenhammer 1
31 Dec 1865 1
Adams County Illinois 1
Spouse Death Date: 16 Nov 1904 1

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Charles Shortness

Shortness, Charles—Enlisted 12 August 1862, 30 years old, as a private in Co. H, 103rd

Infantry. Description at enlistment: 5’6” tall; dark hair; hazel eyes; born in Licking 

County, Ohio. Discharged for wounds at Quincy, Illinois, on 7 January 1865.

Shortness, Charles—Civil War Pension Application, National Archives, Washington, DC:

 Married Nancy Weidemhammer in Adams County, Illinois, on 31 December 1865. 

Their children: William Henry born 21 October 1866, and Charles L. born 3 August 

1869.

He suffered from lung disease as a result of exposure at Kenesaw Mountain. This 

worsened until his death on 8 March 1869. “The soldier was wounded in right 

metatarsal bones destroyed and hand totally unfit for any use. It may improve 

slightly.”—R. R. McDowell, M.D. 1865. Charles' hand was so painful, he was unable

to use the hand or arm or even move the fingers 

In 1879, Nancy was living in Quincy (Adams) Illinois

 

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Name SHORTNESS, CHARLES Rank PVT Company H Unit 103 IL US INF

 

Personal Characteristics Residence BRYANT, FULTON CO, IL Age 30 Height 5' 6 Hair DARK Eyes HAZEL Complexion DARK Marital Status SINGLE Occupation FARMER Nativity LICKING CO, OH

 

Service Record Joined When AUG 12, 1862 Joined Where LEWISTOWN, IL Joined By Whom J J HALE Period 3 YRS Muster In OCT 2, 1862 Muster In Where PEORIA, IL Muster In By Whom   Muster Out   Muster Out Where   Muster Out By Whom   Remarks DISCHARGED JAN 7, 1865 ON ACCOUNT OF WOUNDS AT QUINCY ILL Return to Search

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