Stop 3: Charles Henry Wissner

Charles Wissner Grave

Charles Wissner Grave

Grave #6669

Charles Henry Wissner served in the Spanish-American War, enlisting in the 8th PA in June 1989.  Prior to the war Charles pursued academic degrees at Hampden-Sydney College, Yale, and the University of Leipzig (Germany), and attended the Union Theological Seminary.  He was ordained as a Presbyterian minister in his 20s and served as pastor of several churches before joining the army.  During the war, he was stationed in the Philippines, returning to Fredericksburg in 1902 to open the Wissner School, a private college and business prep school.  He ran this school until he died of a heart attack on January 16, 1919.