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History of Iowa From the Earliest Times to the Beginning of the Twentieth Century/4/Charles W. Kittredge

CHARLES W. KITTREDGE was born in Portland, Maine, on the 16th of January, 1826. He received a liberal education and in 1839 joined his father’s family in Adams County, Illinois. He came to Iowa in about the year 1857, first locating at Mount Pleasant and later at Ottumwa. Early in the summer of 1861, he raised a company of volunteers which was assigned to the Seventh Iowa Infantry, becoming Company F, of which Kittredge was appointed captain. He distinguished himself at the Battle of Belmont, where he was severely wounded and taken prisoner. His wound disabled him for active service and he resigned. In August, 1862, having recovered, he was appointed colonel of the Thirty-sixth Iowa Infantry. He commanded the regiment in the Battle of Helena and in Steele's expedition against Little Rock he commanded a brigade. The regiment was captured at the Battle of Mark's Mills, but Colonel Kittredge being sick was not with it. He continued in the service to the close of the war.