Niles, Charles M.
Charles Mulford Niles was born on September 17, 1840 in Rensselaerville, Albany County, NY,a son of John Niles and Polly Cook (John Niles and Polly Cook are buried at the Rensselaerville Cemetery).
Marriage & Children
Charles married at Fort Scott, Kansas on August 22, 1873, Mary Haley an Irish immigrant who was born on September 29, 1849, in County Cork. They had the following known children:
- Cornelia Niles
- Thomas Niles
- Gertrude Niles
Charles worked as a merchant before his service in the Civil War. He was a lawyer. After his marriage he was again a merchant.
|Place of Birth:||Rensselaerville, NY|
|Date of Birth:||17 September 1840|
|Names of Parents:||John (Niles) and Polly Cook|
|Term of Enlistment:||3 years|
|Enlistment Date:||12 Aug 1862|
|Enlistment Place:||Rensselaerville, New York|
|State Served:||New York|
|Regiment:||7th Regiment NY Heavy Artillery|
|Promotion Date:||18 Aug 1862|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Sergeant|
|Promotion Date:||10 Aug 1863|
|Promotion Rank:||Full 2nd Lieutenant, Company I |
|Promotion Date:||25 Apr 1864|
|Promotion Rank:||Full 1st Lieutenant, Company A|
|Promotion Date:||24 Oct 1864|
|Promotion Rank:||Full Captain, Company L|
|Muster Out Date:||28 Jun 1865|
|Muster Out Place:||Albany, NY|
|Additional Remarks: Enlisted at age 21. Robert Keating in Carnival of Blood says that Charles mustered in as a Second Lieutenant in Company I on August 12, 1862."Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant August 12th 1863 assigned to Company I; 1st Lieutenant April 24th 1864 assigned to Company A; Captain Oct 23 1864 assigned to Company L. Participated in the engagements of Regiment beginning the Charge Upon the Line - Deep Bottom (Oct. 27, 1861), Fredericksburg Road (May 19, 1864), Milford Station (May 19, 1864), North Anna River, Totopotomoy Creek (May 30, 1864), Cold Harbor (June 3, 1864), Petersburg (June 16 and 22, 1864). His service experience was recorded by Charles Mulford Niles.
|Sources Used: Ancestry.com, American Civil War Soldiers and U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles; Annual Report of the Adjutant-General of the State of NY for the year 1898; Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998; Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War. Janet Long Haseley (great granddaughter). Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri. Handwritten record by Charles Mulford Niles.|
Charles died on March 18, 1907 at Sedalia, MO and was buried at the Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, MO.
Additional Research Notes
Charles M. Niles – Born: Rensselaerville, NY. Age: 21. Occupation: merchant. Enlisted, August 12, 1862, as private in Co. K; promoted sergeant, August 18, 1862; mustered in as second lieutenant in Co. I, August 10, 1863; first lieutenant in Co. A, April 25, 1864; captain in Co. L, October 24, 1864; mustered out, June 16, 1865. (Carnival of Blood)
- Headstone marker at the Mount Washington Cemetery, Independence, Missouri
- Town and City Registers of Men Who Served in the Civil War
- Keating, Robert, Carnival of Blood: The Civil War Ordeal of the Seventh New York Heavy Artillery, Published by Butternut and Blue, Baltimore, Md 1998
- NY Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, Ancestry.com Military databases