Biography of Charles S. Bemis
Monroe County, MI Biographies

CHARLES S. BEMIS, son of Abel and Esther Bemis, was born in the town of Springfield, Lucas county, Ohio, in 1841. Enlisted Sept. 29, 1861, in Bat. H, 1st O. L. A., and served with said battery till September, 1864, when he was discharged, his term of three years for which he enlisted having then expired. On the 8th day of the following March he reenlisted in Co. H, 3d Ohio Cav., and was discharged at Columbus, Ohio, during the first part of August, 1865. He was in the battles of Fredericksburgh, Wilderness and Cold Harbor, and also at the siege of Petersburg from June to October. He was married on the 19th day of March, 1866, to Lucetta A. Osborne, daughter of Jahn W. and Mary W. Osborne, of Tecumseh, by whom he has six children. At the close of the war he came to Whiteford, this county, and settled on the farm of 57 acres where he now resides. He has filled the office of treasurer of Whiteford two terms; is a member of Page Post, No. 471, G. A. R., of Sylvania. Lucas county, Ohio.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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