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Gen Charles Alfred DeSaussure
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Birth: Sep. 21, 1846
South Carolina, USA
Death: May 5, 1935
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

According to the death certificate his parents were Dr. Louis M. DeSaussure and Jane Hutson both of South Carolina. he married Ellen Chesnut Reynolds in 1868. The couple had several children:
Martha Hay DeSaussure

Louis McPherson DeSaussure
1869 1964

Emma Chestnut DeSaussure
1873 1955

Mary Cox DeSaussure
1876

Naomi
1901


Sarasota Herald Tribune May 3, 1935
FORMER CONFEDERATE VET'S CHIEFTAIN DIES


Memphis, Tenn., May 3. -(AP)
General Charles A. Desaussure, former commander-in chief of the United Confederate Veterans, died here today.

Despite his advanced age, General Desaussure Continued as an executive of the passenger department of the Southern Railway until the last, frequently working long hours. His death occurred at 5 a.m.

A true Confederate till the end, DeSaussure told reporters in 1932 he wanted no joint reunion of the men in blue and gray.

From the Evening Independent
May 27 1932
NO JOINT REUNION OF 'BLUE' AND 'GRAY'
Memphis May 27--Gen. Charles Alfred Desaussure, commander in chief of the United Confederate Veterans, says he will never be reconciled to any plan for a joint reunion of "Yankees and Johnny Rebs."

"There is no sound reason for us to get together," said Gen. Desaussure, who is preparing to lead his army to its annual encampment at Richmond, Va., next month. "They have their views; we have ours. Such a reunion might serve to awaken memories better forgotten." 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Louis McPherson DeSaussure (1804 - 1870)
  Jane Hay Hutson DeSaussure (1809 - 1887)
 
 Spouse:
  Ellen Chesnut Reynolds DeSaussure (1842 - 1920)
 
 Children:
  Emma DeSaussure Jett (1873 - 1955)*
 
 Sibling:
  Charles Alfred DeSaussure (1846 - 1935)
  Thomas Hudson DeSaussure (1851 - 1929)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
Born McPhersonville S.C. Sept 21, 1846. Died Memphis, Tenn May 5, 1935. Christian Gentleman Gallant Confederate Soldier Loving Husband and Father Good Citizen, Faithful Unto Death. Death is swallowed up in victory.
 
Burial:
Elmwood Cemetery
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Mary & Kent
Record added: Jan 28, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 84118688
Gen Charles Alfred DeSaussure
Added by: Leon Edmund Basile
 
Gen Charles Alfred DeSaussure
Added by: Mary & Kent
 
Gen Charles Alfred DeSaussure
Added by: Mary & Kent
 
 
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- Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
 Added: Feb. 18, 2014
Commander in Chief, United Confederate Veterans, 1932-1933
- Lest We Forget
 Added: Feb. 4, 2014

- grave hunter
 Added: Jan. 26, 2013
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