|Birth||Sept. 26, 1945|
|Death||April 20, 1934|
|Unit||31st Illinois Infantry, Company G|
Private Charles M Fuller
Company G, 31st Illinois Infantry
Fuller was born in Indiana on September 26, 1845. He enlisted and was mustered in the regiment on October 14, 1864. He served about 9 months before being discharged on July 19, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky. Illinois records indicate that he was a substitute for another individual.
Fuller joined the regiment in the final quarter of 1864. During that time, the regiment was part of several major military operations and battles. Some of them include:
General Sherman’s “March to the Sea” (GA) (November 15-December 10, 1864).
Siege of Savannah (GA) (December 10-21, 1864).
Campaign of the Carolinas (January-April 1865).
Battle of Bentonville (NC) (March 20-21, 1865).
At the Bennett House (Raleigh NC) when General Johnston surrendered the Army of Tennessee (April 26, 1865).
Grand Review of the Troops (Washington DC) (May 24, 1865).
Fuller died on April 20, 1934 at the age of 88 years. He is buried in the Edgar Cemetery in Edgar (Clay County), Nebraska. Fuller was a member of the Ellsworth Post (#16) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Edgar.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.