Charles H. Rhodes was born in 1842 in New York, the son of P. (b. 1808) and Wanda A. (b. 1810).
His father was born in New York and married Vermonter Wanda sometime before 1839, possibly in New York where they resided for some years. The family moved to Michigan, probably from New York, sometime after 1851, and by 1860 “C. H.” along with his two younger siblings was attending school taught by his older sister Lucy, in Mason, Ingham County where their father worked as a shoe manufacturer.
Charles was a 19-year-old farm laborer living in Mason, Ingham County or Ionia County when he enlisted in Company E on May 13, 1861.
He was killed in action on May 31, 1862, at Fair Oaks, Virginia. and presumably buried among the unknown soldiers at Seven Pines National Cemetery.
No pension seems to be available.