Bio: Bone, Charles Francis
Contact: Lani Bartelt

----Sources: Family Records

The Charles Francis Bone Family

Charles Francis Bone was born in Erie County, PA. Feb. 20, 1844 and was the son of Francis & Johanna (Dunnivan) Bone. His paternal grandfather, John Bone was born in Scotland and emigrated to the United States and his wife was from New Jersey. His maternal grandfather emigrated from Ireland and his wife was from VT.

Charles with his parents left Pennsylvania in 1850 and settled at Rockton, Illinois where His father died. In 1854 the family returned to Erie Co, PA where his mother remarried to Samuel Ferguson in Fairview, PA. That same year they once again came west, locating in Clark Co, WI where the parents spent their lives. (Information on Samuel Ferguson in a separate biography) As a boy Charles was always slim in stature and always jolly and good natured.

In 1859 Charles began learning the printing business and he set type for the Clark Co. Advocate, the Clark Co. Republican, and the Clark Co. Journal.

Charles Francis Bone served in Co I of the 14th WI. Inf. and enlisted as a private and was mustered out as a corporal at Mobile, AL .on 9 Oct, 1865 and was discharged at Madison, WI.

For several years he worked on various papers and in 1874 he went to Rice Lake, WI. And worked on the Barron County newspaper, the Chronotype for one year then spent another year as foreman on the Barron County, WI newspaper, The Shield. He then became Editor and Publisher of the newspaper, the Chronotype for the next nine years. At the end of that time he purchased the Rice Lake, WI., newspaper, the Times. He served as Chairman of the Town Board of Rice Lake, WI., for four years and mayor of that city for one term.

On 23 April 1877 he married Annie M Pettit, a daughter of an old settler in Barron Co, WI, with John Rusk Esq. officiating and they had two children: Harry P and Florence E Bone.

Their marriage is recorded

Charles and his wife belonged to the Episcopal Church and in politics he was a Democrat.

14th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry

Organized at Fond du Lac, Wis., and mustered in January 30, 1862. Left State for St. Louis, Mo., March 8, thence moved to Savannah, Tenn., March 23-28. Served unattached Army of the Tennessee to May 1863. 2nd Brigade, 5th Division, Army of the Tennessee, May, 1862. Provost guard at Pittsburg Landing and Hamburg Landing, Tenn. Unattached, Army of the Tennessee, to August 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, District of Corinth, Miss., Army of the Tennessee, to November 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, Left Wing, 13th Army Corps (Old), Dept. of the Tennessee, to December 1862. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 16th Army Corps, to January 1863. 2nd Brigade, 6th Division, 17th Army Corps, to September 1863. 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 17th Army Corps, to March 1864. 2nd Brigade, Provisional Divisional, 17th Army Corps, Dept. of the Gulf, to June 1864. (Veterans attached to 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, Army of the Tennessee, April to November, 1864.) Detached Brigade, 17th Army Corps, and 4th Brigade, 1st Division, 16th Army Corps, to August 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to December 1864. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, Detachment Army of the Tennessee, Dept. of the Cumberland, to February 1865. 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps (New), Military Division of West Mississippi, to March 1865. 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 16th Army Corps, to August 1865. District of Alabama to October 1865.


Battle of Shiloh, Tenn., April 6-7, 1862. Advance on and siege of Corinth, Miss., April 29-May 30. Provost duty at Pittsburg Landing, Tenn., till July 23, and St. Hamburg till August 23. Moved to Corinth August 23. Battle of Iuka, Miss., September 19. Battle of Corinth, Miss., October 3-4. Pursuit of Ripley October 5-12. At Corinth till November 2. Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign. Operations on the Mississippi Central Railroad November 2 to December 23. Moved to Moscow and duty along Memphis & Charleston Railroad till January 10, 1863. Moved to Memphis January 10, thence to Young's Point, La., January 17 and to Lake Providence, La., February 8. Duty there till April. Movement on Bruinsburg and turning Grand Gulf April 25-30. Battle of Champion Hill May 16. Siege of Vicksburg , Miss., May 18-July 4. Assaults on Vicksburg May 19 and 22. Expedition to Mechanicsville May 26-June 4. Moved to Natchez, Miss., July 12. Capture of Natchez July 13 and duty there till October 9. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., October 9 and duty there till March 1864. Regiment veteranized December 11, 1863 and Veterans on furlough January 3 to March 6, 1864. (Company "E" and Veteran detachments from each Company joined 3rd Brigade, 3rd Division, 17th Army Corps, at Clifton, Tenn., thence march to Ackworth, Ga., via Huntsville and Decatur, Ala. and Rome, Ga., April 29-June 8. Atlanta (Ga.) Campaign June 8 to September 8. Operations about Marietta and against Kenesaw Mountain June 10-July 2. Assault on Kenesaw June 27. Nickajack Creek July 2-5. Chattahoochie River July 5-17. Howell's Ferry July 5. Leggett's or Bald Hill July 20-21. Battle of Atlanta July 22. Siege of Atlanta July 22-August 25. Flank movement on Jonesboro August 25-30. Battle of Jonesboro August 31-September 1. Lovejoy Station September 2-6. Pursuit of Hood into Alabama October 3-26. Rejoined Regiment at Nashville, Tenn., December, 1864, except Company "E," which went as a pontoon train guard to the sea November 15-December 10, and through the Carolinas to Washington, D. C., rejoining Regiment at Montgomery, Ala., July 16, 1865.) Non-veterans on Meridian Campaign February 3-March 2, 1864. Red River Campaign March 10-May 22, 1864. Fort De Russy March 14. Occupation of Alexandria March 16. Grand Ecore April 3. Pleasant Hill Landing April 12. About Cloutiersville April 22-24. About Alexandria April 26-May 13. Wells' Plantation May 6. Bayou Boeuf May 7. Retreat to Morganza May 13-20. Mansura May 16. Moved to Vicksburg, Miss., May 20-24, thence to Memphis, Tenn., May 28-30, and duty there till June 22. Moved to Moscow and LaGrange June 22-27. Smith's Expedition to Tupelo, Miss., July 5-21. Camargo's Cross Roads, near Harrisburg, July 13. Harrisburg, near Tupelo , July 14-15. Moved to St. Charles, Ark., August 3-6, thence to Devall's Bluff September 1, and to Brownsville September 8. March through Arkansas and Missouri in pursuit of Price September 17-November 17. Moved to Nashville, Tenn., November 23-30. Battle of Nashville December 15-16. Pursuit of Hood to the Tennessee River December 17-28. Moved to Eastport, Miss., and duty there till February 6, 1865. Moved to New Orleans, La., February 6-22. Campaign against Mobile and its Defences March 17-April 12. Fish River March 17. Siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely March 26-April 8. Assault and capture of Fort Blakely April 9. Occupation of Mobile April 12. March to Montgomery April 13-25 and duty there till August. Moved to Mobile August 27 and duty there till October. Mustered out October 9, 1865. Regiment lost during service 6 Officers and 116 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 3 Officers and 194 Enlisted men by disease. Total 319 Charles continued to return to Clark Co.WI to visit his stepfather, Samuel Ferguson and his mother. His visit to the county to attend the funeral of his mother is documented in the Neillsville, WI newspaper as follows:

News: Neillsville, WI--1889 Local Items February 28, 1889

--Charles Bone, editor of the Rice Lake Times, is in the city, called hither to attend the funeral of his mother, Mrs. Ferguson. There is only about 300 pounds avoirdupois of him, and every ounce of it is good democratic flesh and blood. Corporal Bone, here’s to you.

Lani note/March 2006 Charles F. Bone died some time after 1892. I believe he died in Barron Co, WI in 1905.



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