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DAHLGREN, Charles G. - Brigadier General - ( 1811 - 1888 )
Commander of the 3rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment - CSA

"Charles G. Dahlgren came from a family that played a prominent role in the effort to preserve the Union. His older brother, John, was a rear admiral in the U.S. Navy and enjoyed a measure of fame for inventing naval guns. In 1864, Johnís son, Col. Ulric Dahlgren, died in a Union cavalry raid against Richmond. Charlesís other brother, William, spent part of the war in England spying on Confederate purchasing agents. In ironic contrast, Charlesís compelling story evolves within the hierarchy of Southern aristocracy."
Taken from the forword of "Charles Dahlgren of Natchez
The Civil War and Dynastic Decline"
by Herschel Gower - Brassey's, Inc., $17.95
Paperback | 293 pages | 1574885251 | September 2002
The General was decendant of Swedish immigrants.
Read more about him and his brigade here

3rd MISSISSIPPI Infantry Regiment
Organized for state service Apr 61, Enterprise, Miss. Mustered into Confederate service 5 Oct 61. Surrendered 26 Apr 65.

(2d) Co F (prev. Co H) (Shieldsborough Rifles)

(187?/53) McMillan WITTER - Private

B: ca. 1845 in Arkansas (father from South Carolina, Norwegian mother). Enlisted at Pass Christian, Miss., 10 Sep 61 for 12 months. Discharged 1 Oct 62 for being under age. Moved to Texas in the early 1870s, 1880 farmer in Smith county, by 1900 engineer in Galveston. D: ? (alive 1915)

11th MISSISSIPPI Infantry Regiment
Mustered in 13 May 61, Corinth, Miss. Surrendered 9 Apr 65.


Co B

Private John OLSON

A Scandinavian, presumed Norwegian or Swede. [Confederate Veteran, vol. 31, p. 463]

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