|Death: ||Oct. 10, 1882|
Charles Hall Brashear was born in New Market, Frederick County, Md to Thomas Cook Brashear and Ann Maria Pitts. He was the youngest of the 7 children. His mother died when Charles was only 2 years old, and his father died when he was 10. He and his brother Thomas Pitts Brashear lived with their oldest sister Betty and her husband William Roderick Dorsey, and both boys attended Landon Military Academy in Urbana, Maryland. It is of interest that the principal of this school, at the time the brothers attended, was John Robert Jones, VMI graduate who earlier had been a teacher at the Rappahannock Academy and Military Institute. John Robert Jones married Sarah Louisa Brashear, the brothers' sister, in 1855. During the Civil War, John Robert Jones attained the rank of Brigadier General under Stonewall Jackson, but before the war's end had fallen into disgrace with some.
Charles went to Louisiana late in the year 1860 to visit with his cousin Rebecca Hilleary Johnson Duvall and her husband Hawkins Duvall who had moved there from Frederick. It was 3 months later that Louisiana seceded from the Union, and another 3 months later that Charles Hall Brashear went to New Orleans to enlist in the Confederate Army.
La. Infantry, 3rd Regiment CSA
La. Infantry, 22nd Regiment, Co. H CSA
Brashear, C.H., Sergt. Capt. Co. H. 3rd La. Inftry. Enlisted May 17th, 1861,in New Orleans, La. Present on all Rolls to Aug., 1862.Roll for Sept. & Oct., 1862, Absent on Furlough.Was wounded at Corinth.Rolls from Nov. 1862, to Feb., Feb. 1862, Present.Federal Rolls of Prisoners of War,Captured and paroled Vicksburg, Miss., July 4th, 1863.On list dated Nov. 7th, 1863, Present in Parole Camp, Enterprise, Miss.Remarks on list: Vicksburg. Prisoner. July
Charles met his future wife during the war. Family stories say that he was wounded or ill and was treated by his future father-in-law, Dr. Madison Tyler Moore, who lived in Ion, Louisiana. After the war, Charles went back to his family in Maryland for a few years, and then returned to Louisiana and married his sweetheart Anna Jane Moore. Charles and Anna had 6 children, 5 of whom are linked here. Charles was in ill health after the war for the rest of his life and he had consumption, also known as tuberculosis. In the second photo from the top Charles was less than 40 years old but looks much older and very frail. Charles Brashear was preceeded in death by his 7 year old son Charles Moore Brashear, born 1873, died May 30, 1880.
I do not know where young Charles was interred.
The top photo is of Charles sometime before the start of the war.
The second photo is of Charles Hall Brashear and his wife Anna Jane Moore Brashear. They married a few years after the end of the Civil War.
The third photo details: The Thomas Cook Brashear family lived in New Market, Maryland. Thomas and wife Ann Maria Pitts had 5 daughters and 2 sons. The top photo was made around 1850, after Ann Maria had already died. The boy on the left (dark hair) is Thomas Pitts Brashear. The boy on the right is Charles Hall Brashear. Elizabeth Brashear, an older daughter, is probably on the right in front of Charles. There are only 4 girls in this photo and no one can put names to the girls faces with certainty nor tell which girl is missing from this picture.
Those who are interested in learning more about the Louisiana Third Regiment should consult "A Southern Record - The History of the Third Regiment, Louisiana Infantry" by W. H. Tunnard.
Photos courtesy of Moses M. Coleman, Jr, great great grandson of Thomas Cook Brashear and great grandson of Charles Hall Brashear.
Thomas Cook Brashear (1805 - 1851)
Ann Maria Pitts Brashear (1810 - 1843)
Anna Jane Moore Brashear (1846 - 1898)
Bessie Brashear McCorkle (1869 - 1944)*
Virginia Brashear McCorkle (1871 - 1954)*
Mary Ethel Brashear Wynn (1877 - 1953)*
Minnie Laura Brashear McCall (1878 - 1948)*
Floyd Hall Brashear (1880 - 1921)*
Mary Cook Brashear Johnson (____ - 1862)*
Anne Elizabeth Brashear Dorsey (1831 - 1924)*
Sarah Louisa Brashear Jones (1832 - 1878)*
Laura Brashear Johnson (1837 - 1895)*
Thomas Pitts Brashear (1839 - 1884)*
Charles Hall Brashear (1841 - 1882)
New Salem Cemetery
Created by: Little Marie
Record added: Aug 13, 2012
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