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Capt Charles William McLellan
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This portrait, and information below, are from the CONFEDERATE VETERAN, Vol. 6, No. 11 (Nov. 1898), pp. 506-07. Charles W. McLellan was born in Thomaston, Maine. In May 1861, he enlisted in the "Crescent Rifles," Seventh Louisiana Regiment, C.S.A. He was soon transferred to the "Askew Guards" (Company A, Third Louisiana Battalion) as Second Lieutenant. This unit served in Virginia and was re-designated the Fifteenth Louisiana Regiment. Lieutenant McLellan was promoted First Lieutenant on Sept. 30, 1862, and Captain on Oct. 1, 1862 (Company F "St. James Rifles"). He participated in many battles, including Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpburg (conspicuous and gallant conduct, and promoted by Pres. Jefferson Davis by the recommendation of Gen. T.J. "Stonewall" Jackson), Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Winchester, Wilderness, Spottsylvania, & North Anna. On June 1, 1864, he was killed instantly by a sharpshooter, near Meadow Bridge, by a gunshot through the back of his head. He was first buried beside a road leading to Mechanicsville, then re-interred at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va. In 1867, he was re-interred again, this time at Lafayette Cemetery Number 1, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Added by: Leon Edmund Basile
5/02/2010
 
 
 
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