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Charles Victor DeLand

  • Birth 25 Jul 1828 North Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts, USA
  • Death 21 Sep 1903 Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
  • Burial Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA
  • Plot Block 8, Range 3, Lot 2
  • Memorial ID 14990989

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A prominent Michigan newspaperman, at the start of the Civil War he organized Company C of the 9th Michigan Volunteer Infantry. Commissioned Captain and commander of the unit, he served with the 9th Michigan through late December, 1862. He was the promoted to Colonel and commander of the 1st Michigan Volunteer Sharpshooters, a regiment which he had organized and which saw heavy action in the War. He would go on to be wounded in several battles, including the December 1862 Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where he was captured by the enemy and spent five months in prison. After his exchange he was assigned to command the Camp Douglas Military Prison in Chicago, Illinois, serving in that duty from August to December in 1863. When he returned to his regiment he and his men saw action in the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, The Crater, and Fort Pegram. After being shot in the thigh while leading a charge at Fort Pegram on September 30, 1864, he was hospitalized and subsequently discharged in February, 1865 due to his injuries. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for “faithful and meritorious services during the war”. After the end of the conflict he returned to Michigan, where he edited newspapers in Saginaw. General DeLand compiled a History of Jackson County in 1903, which remains a standard historical reference today.

Bio by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian


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  • Originally Created by: Frank Passic, Albion Historian
  • Added: 20 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14990989
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Victor DeLand (25 Jul 1828–21 Sep 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14990989, citing Mount Evergreen Cemetery, Jackson, Jackson County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .