Charles Wesley Utter is the son of Thomas and Lydia (Leet) Utter born on November 16, 1847 in Wabash County, Illinois. Thomas and Lydia had three sons; Charles W (1847), William (1849), George (1851).
In the 1850 Federal Census, Charles is three years old and the Utter family was living in Bainbridge, Illinois. He has a one year old brother, William H. Utter. In the 1860 Federal Census, the Utter family is listed in Bompas, Wabash County, Illinois. It lists two sons; Charles age fourteen and William age eleven. George died as an infant.
Charles enlisted on February 1, 1864 in Mount Carmel, Illinois under Captian Adams. He mustered out on March 7, 1964. with the 46th Illinois Infantry as a Private in Company G.
Charles died of chronic Diarrhea in the Regimental Hospital in Georgia on July 31, 1864. Charles was buried in the National Cemetery in Marietta, Georgia. He was place in Section J, grave number 9948.
Rest in Peace, Charles.
Charles is my first cousin four times removed.