Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tombstone Tuesday

Monument of Charles H. McEntee (1842 - 1862). Taken March 10, 2008. Montrepose Cemetery, Kingston, NY. Digital image. Privately held by Thomas MacEntee, [ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE,] Chicago, Illinois. 2008.

Charles H. McEntee was my 1st cousin 4 times removed and was born at Kingston, NY on January 21, 1832[1], the son of Charles McEntee and Christina Tremper. He was a brother of the famous painter, Julia McEntee Dillon.

Charles attained the rank of Captain (posthumously), Company H, 120th NYS Infantry Volunteers in which he enlisted on August 18, 1862[2].

Maurice died at Falmouth, Virginia on December 21, 1862[3] most likely from injuries at the Battle of Fredericksburg.


[1] 1860 US Census, (http://www.ancestry.com), accessed February 27, 2008, citing Census Place: Kingston, Ulster, New York; Roll: M653_870; Page: 0; Image: 347.

[2] Van Santvoord, Cornelius, The One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment New York State Volunteers (Rondout, New York: Kingston Freeman Press, 1894), p. 297. "Company H was raised by Captain Charles H. McEntee and Lieutenants James K. Holmes and Michael E. Creighton.".

[3] Id., p. 298. "A gallant and promising young officer stricken with brain fever and died at the beginning of his military career on December 21, 1862, at Falmouth, Va. His remains lie in Montrepose Cemetery, Rondout, where loving parents have erected a broken column to mark his resting place."

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