Known CSA Veterans at Cedar Hill
Vicksburg, Mississippi

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Charles Peine
in Camden N.J.
April 1, 1823
March 14, 1895

See his service record at


Charles Peine, 38, enlisted for the war 13 Mar 1862 in Vicksburg in Capt. W. H. Johnson's Mississippi Volunteers. He was 2nd Lieutenant.

His horse, valued at $300, was "put in service" by C. H. Harris.

That month Lt. Peine was injured in a fall and was "gone home to await his recovery."

He "resigned," effective 3 Sep 1862, due to injuries as a result of this fall.



28th Reg. Miss. Vols
Camp Holly July 5 1862

P. B. Starke
Col. Commanding


I beg leave to tender to you my resignation of the office of Second Lieutenant of Company I in this regiment.

I am constrained to take this step in consequence of a severe, and I fear, permanent injury received from a fall on board a steamboat since my entrance into the army which caused a fracture of my shoulder and inflicted such other bodily damage as to ___ facilitate me to perform the duties of my present position.

I have the honor to subscribe myself

Very respectfully your ob. serv.

Charles Perne
28th Reg. Miss. Vols.


Approved and accepted

P. B. Starke
Col. Commanding of
28th Reg. Miss. Vols.


Col. Charles Peine
from In and About Vicksburg (1890)

According to a short bio (pg. 186) in In and About Vicksburg copyrighted by the Gibraltar Publishing Co. in 1890, Col. Peine was born at Camden, NJ, 1823, and when seven years old, lost all his immediate family to a cholera epidemic. He was "bound out" to a coppersmith, soon escaped, and found happier work on the Pennsylvania Canal. At fourteen, he was in Cincinnati, learning the business of rigging and steamboats, and soon found himself performing the varied duties of a river boatman. He became Mate of the steamer "New World" on the Ohio River. "Two years later he went to Wheeling, where William and Charles Stone built him two magnificent steamboats, which together with the 'New World' he commanded for the following sixteen years on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers, from Wheeling to Cincinnati, Louisville, Vicksburg and New Orleans. During this period Col. Peine received the highest salary ever paid a steamboat captain on the Western Rivers, and commanded the finest boats that ploughed their waters. This enabled him to build and run boats of his own, at one time embracing five of the most palatial steamers on the Mississippi."

In 1846, he went with Louisiana troops to the Mexican War and afterwards moved his family from New Orleans to Vicksburg which he regarded as his home and where he was regarded as "one of our most estimable citizens." During the war, he prominently served as1st Lieutenant of Capt. William Henry Johnson's company. After the war, he had an extensive livery business and at one time was known for owning the finest racing horses in the country.

He was "a Free Mason of high degree, the treasurer of his Lodge, and one of our best known and most popular citizens."

The grave marker of Charles Peine at Cedar Hill Cemetery, Vicksburg.


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