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Charles Victor DeLand
Birth: Jul. 25, 1828
North Brookfield
Worcester County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1903
Jackson
Jackson County
Michigan, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A prominent Michigan newspaperman, at the start of the Civil War he organized Company C of the 9th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Commissioned Captain and commander of the unit, he served with the 9th Michigan through late December, 1862. He was the promoted to Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters, a regiment which he had organized and which saw heavy action in the War. He would go on to be wounded in several battles, including the December 1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he was captured by the enemy and spent five months in prison. After his exchange he was assigned to command the Camp Douglas Military Prison in Chicago, Illinois, serving in that duty from August to December in 1863. When he returned to his regiment he and his men saw action in the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, The Crater, and Fort Pegram. After being shot in the thigh while leading a charge at Fort Pegram on September 30, 1864, he was hospitalized and subsequently discharged in February, 1865 due to his injuries. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for “faithful and meritorious services during the war”. After the end of the conflict he returned to Michigan, where he edited newspapers in Saginaw. General DeLand compiled a History of Jackson County in 1903, which remains a standard historical reference today. (bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Rufus DeLand (1795 - 1876)
  Mary Green Keith DeLand (1802 - 1878)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Elizabeth Perry DeLand (1838 - 1903)*
 
 Children:
  Cora DeLand Russell (1860 - 1927)*
  Mary Elizabeth DeLand Knapp (1866 - 1932)*
  William Leonard DeLand (1875 - 1934)*
  Charles Johnson DeLand (1879 - 1943)*
 
 Siblings:
  Mary Ann Samantha DeLand Rockwell (1824 - 1853)*
  Charles Victor DeLand (1828 - 1903)
  James S. DeLand (1835 - 1925)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
PIONEER FAMILY OF JACKSON
 
Burial:
Mount Evergreen Cemetery
Jackson
Jackson County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 8, Range 3, Lot 2
 
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Originally Created by: Frank Passic, Albion His...
Record added: Jul 20, 2006
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Charles Victor DeLand
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Charles Victor DeLand
Added by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
 
Charles Victor DeLand
Added by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
 
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 25, 2016
112 years
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Sep. 20, 2015
On your 187th birthday
- Nancy Forrest
 Added: Jul. 22, 2015
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