★  Graham, Charles K.

Charles Kinnaird Graham

Born: June 3, 1824

Birthplace: New York City, New York

Wife: Mary 1836 – 1888
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York)​

Occupation before War:

1841 – 1848: Midshipman in United States Navy​
Construction Engineer for Brooklyn, New York Navy Yard​
Served in New York State Militia rising to the rank of Colonel​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 74th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Resigned as Colonel on April 10th
1862: Colonel of 74th New York Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served with his regiment during the Peninsula Campaign​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Wounded in the hip and Shoulders at Battle of Gettysburg​
1863: Captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Prisoner of War held in Richmond, Virginia​
1863: Exchanged for Brig. General Kemper on September 19th​
1864 – 1865: Commander of gunboat flotilla on the James River​
1864: Commander of Naval Brigade First Battle of Fort Fisher, North Carolina​
1865: Commander of Defenses of Bermuda Hundred​
1865: Commander of Union Army Garrison in Norfolk, Virginia​
1865: Suffered from frequent attacks from rheumatism​
1865: Mustered out of the Union Army on August 24th
1866: His Brevet rank of Major General was confirmed​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1878: Civil Engineer in the State of New York​
1878 – 1883: Surveyor of the Port of New York​

Died: April 15, 1889

Place of Death: Lakewood, New Jersey

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Age at time of Death:
64 years old

Burial Place: Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York
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Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
His engineering skills helped plan New York City's Central Park.At the start of the war he enlisted in a regiment that was largely composed of fellow Navy Yard workers. This regiment later became part of General Sickles' Excelsior Brigade.

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