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Charles Henry Dorsett
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1845
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Death: Oct. 26, 1939
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA

At 19, Charles felt honor-bound to join the Home Guard, Company A, Artillery battery, which defended Savannah during Sherman's march through Georgia.
In the years following the Civil War, Charles began to establish himself as a real estate developer, forming a business that thrived over the next fifteen years. By the time he was 39, Charles built a large two-story frame house at 215 West Gwinnett Street---still in existence---where the Dorsett Family lived for the next half-century. Charles Dorsett was a prominent and popular member of the Savannah community. He served for four years as county commissioner, participated actively in the Wesley Monumental Church and held a life membership in Landrum Lodge of Masons.

For the last several years of his life, the city paid Charles the honor of appointing him marshal of the annual Memorial Day parade... the white-haired gentleman with the bushy moustache rode in the leading in automobile of the procession.

Charles died of cancer at 93---one of the last two surviving members of Camp No. 756, United Confederate Veterans. To show its respect, the City of Savannah lowered the courthouse flag to half-staff and buried him in a casket draped with the Confederate flag.

Charles married Josephine Frances Gross in 1869 and his only child, a daughter, Josephine was born in 1880. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Dorsett (1813 - 1846)
  Sarah Rebecca Fletcher Dorsett (1810 - 1898)
 
 Spouse:
  Josephine Frances Gross Dorsett (1847 - 1917)*
 
 Children:
  Josephine Dorsett Bacon (1880 - 1962)*
 
 Siblings:
  Maria A. Dorsett (1839 - 1854)*
  Sarah R. Dorsett (1841 - 1842)*
  John Dorsett (1841 - 1842)*
  Frances A. Dorsett (1844 - 1924)*
  Charles Henry Dorsett (1845 - 1939)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Laurel Grove Cemetery (North)
Savannah
Chatham County
Georgia, USA
Plot: 317-318
 
Maintained by: Nancy Fleetwood Miller
Originally Created by: Kathy Margrave
Record added: Aug 25, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95934413
Charles Henry Dorsett
Added by: Nancy Fleetwood Miller
 
Charles Henry Dorsett
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Charles Henry Dorsett
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Rest In Peace.
- Kathy Margrave
 Added: Aug. 25, 2012
 
 
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