Charles E. Wells, Company E, 7th Regiment, N.Y. Artillery

Charles E. Wells,
Company E, 7th Regiment, N.Y. Artillery


The following article was written by Gertrude Wells Greenwood (11/25/1878-1/10/1970), sometime before 1926.

Charles E. Wells was born in Bennington, Vermont, on August 5, 1848, to Reverend G. C. and Mrs. Elvenah Raymond Wells. He entered Civil War service December 21, 1863, and remained on garrison duty until May 15, 1864. He was ordered to the front with Company E, 7th Regiment, N.Y. Artillery and joined Grant's Army at Spotsylvania, Virginia. He was in a big battle there and also at Reams Station, Cold Harbor and the siege of Petersburg, Virginia. He was mustered out August 1, 1865 and marched past the capital in Washington.
(100 Years On the Flambeau, History of Park Falls, Wisconsin.)

Here, Charles stands near a then modern day U. S. Flag.