Civil War Veterans of Wilmette
Charles Pomeroy Westerfield, 1846-1922

Charles Pomeroy Westerfield served in the 8th Illinois Cavalry, Company F, alongside his childhood friend, Charles McDaniel. The Museum has photos of their Company F comrades that the two veterans brought home. The 8th Illinois fought in the Army of the Potomac from Mechanicsville to Gettysburg. After the war, Charles returned home, where he worked as a surveyor, helping to lay out the streets of the new village. His father, John Westerfield, became the first Village President in 1872, and Charles served as Village Clerk. He and his wife later moved to Waukegan.

Narrative courtesy of the Wilmette Historical Museum.
Portrait of Charles Pomeroy Westerfield
Portrait of Charles Pomeroy Westerfield Details
Portrait of Charles Pomeroy Westerfield
Portrait of Charles Pomeroy Westerfield Details
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