Charles was a Union Soldier in the civil war - North COE. 13th Ill. Infantry.
According to Mike Fairbanks, June 1985 records, he died in Webb, Georga
He painted this picture of the Fairbanks House in 1903, the country's oldest timber frame house. For more information see this link about the house. The painting has been passed down many generations and is currently with his great grandson Michael Fairbanks.