DAHLGREN, Charles G. - Brigadier
General - ( 1811 - 1888 )
Commander of the 3rd Mississippi Infantry Regiment
"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.
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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)
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
Private John OLSON
A Scandinavian, presumed Norwegian or Swede. [Confederate Veteran,
vol. 31, p. 463]