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Charles Blackstone
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Birth: 1842
Missouri, USA
Death: Apr. 9, 1865
Blakeley
Baldwin County
Alabama, USA

Civil War Veteran
Pvt Co H, 21st MO Vol Inf

Enlisted Aug 4, 1861, Edina, MO
Mustered in Feb 1, 1862, Canton, MO
Killed Apr 9, 1865, Fort Blakeley, AL

Office of Adjutant General
Record of Service Card, Civil War, 1861-1865
Box 7
Reel s00857


The Battle of Fort Blakely took place from April 2-April 9, 1865 in Baldwin County, Alabama, as part of the Mobile Campaign of the American Civil War.

Maj. Gen. Edward Canby's Union forces, the XVI and XIII Corps, moved along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, forcing the Confederates back into their defenses. Union forces then concentrated on Spanish Fort, Alabama and nearby Fort Blakely. By April 1, Union forces had enveloped Spanish Fort, thereby releasing more troops to focus on Fort Blakely. Confederate Brig. Gen. St. John R. Liddell, with about 4,000 men, held out against the much larger Union force until Spanish Fort fell on April 8 in the Battle of Spanish Fort. This allowed Canby to concentrate 16,000 men for the attack on April 9, led by Brig. Gen. John P. Hawkins. Sheer numbers breached the Confederate earthworks, compelling the Confederates, including Liddell, to surrender. The siege and capture of Fort Blakely was basically the last combined-force battle of the war. Yet, it is criticized by some (such as Ulysses S. Grant) as an ineffective contribution to Union war effort due to Canby's lateness in engaging his troops. African-American forces played a major role in the successful Union assault. 
 
Burial:
Mobile National Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
Plot: 1, 191
 
Maintained by: NE MO
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 2943351
Charles Blackstone
Added by: Carolyn
 
Charles Blackstone
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- NE MO
 Added: Jul. 8, 2012
Thank You & God Bless You For Your Service To Our Country
- Tammie Gunter
 Added: Jan. 26, 2005
 
 
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