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


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


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


  • July 17: Enlisted in the United States Army and served in Company C, 5th Wisconsin Infantry.


  • May 5: Charles is wounded in The Battle of Williamsburg. (wounded in the left hip)
  • September 14: Discharged from the 5th Wisconsin Infantry. Promoted to 2nd Lieutenant of Co. C, 24th Wisconsin 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, Tennessee.
  • 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 United States Army in Nashville.


  • September: Charles Hartung married Madalene Bader.


  • June 11: The United States Federal Census taken in Green Bay, Brown County, Wisconsin shows 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.