Corporal James Charles Garner

Corporal James Charles Garner was born on September 27, 1843 in Middlebury, VT and died June 12, 1931 in Waverly, IA.

James Charles Garner entered the Infantry on October 31, 1864, in Durand, IL, served during the Civil War era and reached the rank of Corporal before being discharged on October 31, 1864 in Chattanooga, TN.

James Charles Garner is buried at Harlington Cemetery in Waverly, Iowa and can be located at

  • Wounded in Action: Yes

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Born in Middlebury Vt. Sept. 27, 1843 a son of Chas and Ellen Baker Garner who emigrated from England in 1840. Came to Rockford Ill. in 1848 He was the eldest of six children. Then the family moved in the same county to a small village named Durand from wh h place he was living when he first enlisted in Ci. B. 7 Wis. Inf. made up in the state just over the line n[o]rth. He was however under age and in about 3 months his parents got his discharge when he returned home and when he became of age he again enlisted in Ci. C. 55 Ill. Inf. on Oct. 2, 1861. Was wounded at Shiloh Tood part in the battles of Mission Ridge Vicksburg and siege of Atlanta. Was with Sherman on the march to the sea. Served 35 months unde[r] Col. Steward Capt. Chas. Andrews and Lt. Robt. Oliver of the 55 Ill. Inf. Eeturned to Durand Ill. and came to Osage Iz in 1898. In 1871 he moved to Waverly. was married to Hattie Van Tassel Jan 15, 1872 who preceeded him in death. Mr Harner was interested in many enterprises from buying stock in the early days to buting grain and farming extensively in Ia. The D. and runjing a string of elevators in the Canadian northwest. around Weyburn Sas. at Waverly .al he was in the lumber and coal business1 His interest continued in these enterprises up to the time of his death. He served as mayor of Waverly at one tiie and other offices with credit. J.C. Graner was consired a very keen business man He affiliated with the Masonic fraternity and the G.A.R. of Waverly Ia.