Captain Charles Hartung, Co. C, 24th Wisconsin Infantry, USA


  • February 19: Charles Hartung was born in Haueiseu, Province of Reiss, Prussia to Heinrich and Augusta Hartung.


  • Immigrated to Two Rivers, WI to live with his uncle Fred Hartung. Fred was a shoemaker and taught Charles the same occupation.       


  • July 17: Enlisted in the U.S. Army and served in Co. C, 5th Wisconsin Infantry.


  • May 5: Charles was wounded in the Battle of Williamsburg (wounded in the left hip).
  • September 14: Discharged from the 5th WI Infantry. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Co. C, 24th WI Infantry.
  • October 8: Fought in the Battle of Perryville.
  • December 31: Fought in the Battle of Stones River.


  • March 12: Promoted to Captain for gallantry during the Battle of Stones River.
  • September 19-20: Fought in the Battle of Chickamauga.
  • November 25: Fought in the Battle of Missionary Ridge.


  • January 17: Fought in the Battle of Dandridge in Jefferson County, TN.
  • May-September: Fought in the Sherman’s Atlanta Campaign at Rocky Face Ridge, Resaca, Pleasant Hill, Kennesaw, Lovejoy Station, Peach Tree Creek and Dallas.
  • November 30: Fought in the Battle of Franklin.
  • December 15: Fought in the Battle of Nashville.


  • June 10: Mustered out of the U.S. Army in Nashville.


  • September: Charles Hartung married Madalene Bader.


  • June 11: The U.S. Federal Census enumerated in Green Bay, Brown County, WI showed Charles, a hardware merchant, and Lena living with their children: Earnest, age 12, Hulda, 9, Clara, 7 and Emma, 4.


  • Served as mayor of Greenbay Wisconsin.


  • July 17: Charles Hartung died.