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Charles Didier Dreux
Birth: 1832
Death: Jul. 5, 1861
Virginia, USA

Civil War Officer. Confederate Lt. Colonel. The first Confederate field officer to be killed in battle. Commanded Dreux's (1st) Batallion, composed of the first five companies that volunteered from Louisiana. Died at Young's Mill (Warwick, Virginia, now Newport News, Virigina) while on a failed mission to capture Union officers who often ate breakfast at Smith's Farm. Over 30,000 mourners attended Dreux's funeral in New Orleans. (bio by: Shiver) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Dora Stuart (____ - 1880)*
 
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Burial:
Metairie Cemetery
New Orleans
Orleans Parish
Louisiana, USA
Plot: Army of Tennessee Tumulus
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Shiver
Record added: Nov 09, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 8072659
Charles Didier Dreux
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Charles Didier Dreux
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