|Birth||May 4, 1846|
|Death||Aug. 11, 1930|
|Unit||104th Illinois Infantry, Company E|
Private Charles A Pembrook
Company E, 104th Illinois Infantry
34th Illinois Infantry
Pembrook (also spelled Pembroke) was born in LaSalle County, Illinois on May 4, 1846. He was residing in Fall River (LaSalle County), Illinois when he enlisted and mustered into the 104th Illinois Infantry on January 4, 1864. Pembrook served about 17 months before transferring to the 34th Illinois Infantry on June 6, 1865. He served about 1 month before he was discharged on July 12, 1865 at Louisville, Kentucky.
He joined the 104th Illinois Infantry in the early part of 1864. During his enlistment, the regiment was involved in many major battles and campaigns. Some of them include:
Atlanta (GA) Campaign (May 1-September 8, 1864).
Assault on Kenesaw Mountain (GA) (June 24, 1864).
Battle of Atlanta (GA) (July 22, 1864).
Siege of Atlanta (GA) (July 22-August 25, 1864).
Battle of Peach Tree Creek (GA) (July 19-20, 1864). Regimental losses were 16 killed and 5 wounded.
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).
Pembrook died on August 11, 1930 at the age of 84 years. He is buried in the Harvard Cemetery in Harvard (Clay County), Nebraska. Pembrook was a member of the Richardson Post (#60) of the Grand Army of the Republic in Harvard.
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Note: Veteran bios were compiled and written by Dean Podoll.