Charles Franklin Dike, the son of George W. Dike and Elizabeth Wallace, was born on February 21, 1841 in Pittsford, Vermont. He married Fanny Hammond on January 21, 1868. He died on March 6, 1916 in Crystal Lake, Illinois.
The children of Charles Franklin and Fanny were:
Charles Franklin Dike was a member of the 36th Regiment of the Illinois infantry.
Several letters are in his military file:
According to the muster rolls, Charles F. Dike volunteered on August 14, 1861 at Woodstock, Illinois and was promoted by election to 2 Lieutenant on October 19, 1861(was in the 3 months service). He is shown as present in Nov. & Dec. 1861; absent (Detailed on duty Lebanon, MO) in Jan. & Feb. 1862; Present March & April 1862; absent ( Wounded in leg – went to Stamburg Landing, Tenn…Rec’d leave of absence as per SFO no 114) in May & June 1862; present July & August 1862; resigned Rienzi, Miss. Sept 7, 1862 per the Sept & Oct muster roll His age was listed at 21.
According to The National Archives, Washington, DC,
Lieut Chas Dyke of the 36th Regiment of Illinois Infantry having applied for a certificate on which to ground an application for leave of absence we do hereby certify that we have carefully examined this officer and find that he has been suffering from a gunshot wound and that in consequence thereof, he is , in our opinion unfit for duty. We further declare our belief that he will not be able to resume his duties in a less period than twenty days.
Dated at Pittsburgh Charles H. Raneson
this 7th day of Brigade Surgeon
June 1862 Pres of board of Med Examiners
Asst Surg USA
Recorder of Board
August 20, 1862
Capt ilas Miller
Com 36th Ill Regt
On account of disability set forth in the certificate hereto attached, I hereby tender my immediate and unconditional resignation of the office of Second Lieutenant of Co H. 36th Ill Regt and respectfully ask to have the same approved by you and forwarded to the proper authority for acceptance.
I hereby certify that I have no government property in my possession, and that I am not indebted to the U.S. government. I was last paid by Maj Coates Kinney up to April 30th, 1862. C.F. Dike
2nd Lieut Co H
36th Ill Regt
Lieutenant Charles F. Dyke, of Company H 36th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers havening applied for a certificate upon which to ground? an application for resignation, I do hereby certify that I have carefully examined this officer and find that he was wounded through the right leg by a pistol late on the 8th day of June – The ball passed near the ankle joint in consequence of which he is unfit for duty – I further declare my belief that he can not be fit for duty in less period than three months
Rienzi, Miss August 13th, 1862 signed D.W.Young, Surgeon
36th Regiment Ills, Vol
Rienzi, August 13th, 1862
Capt. P. C. Olson
Commanding 36th Ill. Regt.
On account of disability set forth in the certificates hereto attached, I hereby tender my immediate ad unconditional resignation of the office of Second Lieutenant of Company “H” of said Regiment and respectfully ask to have the same approved you you and forwarded to the proper authority for acceptance.
Co “H” 36th Rest Ill Vol
This is to certify that 2nd Lieut Charles F. Dike of Co H 36th Ill Regt is not indebted to the United States on the books of the 2 Ill or Company Dept of this Regt and that he has no United States property in his hands and that he was last paid by Maj. Coates Kinnie? on April 30th, 1862
John Van Pelt 1st Lieut
Per AA Keyes 2nd Sargent 36 Ill
Capt Comely? 36 Reg Ill Vol
Quarter Masters Dept 36th Ill Vol
Rienzi, Miss Aug 20th, 1862
This is to certify that 2nd Lieut Charles F. Dike of Co H 36th Ill Vol is not indebted to the United States on the books of the Q M Dept of this regt.
John VanPelt 1st Srg R 2V 36
James Rosenion 2nd Sargent