Maj John Charles Febles

Maj John Charles Febles

Birth
Pennsylvania, USA
Death 27 Nov 1880 (aged 44)
Colorado, USA
Burial Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA
Plot Blk 05, lot 124
Memorial ID 30206199 · View Source
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Maj. John C. Febles, 44, was born May 14, 1836 in Penn., and died Nov. 27, 1880 in Colorado. He later lived in Ind. he He was a Veteran of the Civil War, serving in the Union or US Army in the 7th Ind. Cav. His first wife was E. Mary Brensen who died when she was only 20 before he joined the army. His second wife was Catherine "Kate or Katie" Ayers. They had two children; John and Catherine. They lived for a time in Tennessee, and with them was their son John Febles 6 months, Katie's mother Mary G. Ayer and brother Josiah F. Ayer - (1870 census). Their final residence was in Denver, Colorado where he worked as a lawyer, and was listed as J. Charles Febles, with wife Katie, children Christine 3, and John 10, her mother Mary and brother J. Frank Ayers. - (1880 census).



The below excerpt about the Battle of Okolona, Mississippi, is from the book; 'History of the Seventh Indiana Cavalry Volunteers and the Expeditions, Campaigns, Raids, Marches and Battles of the Armies with which it was Connected'
-by Thomas Sydenham Cogley-First Lieutenant Company F 7th Indiana Calvary Volunteers
-(first) published in 1876
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Lt. Colonel Thom. Browne' report-
Feb. 22, 1864
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"It was now near sundown, and the enemy was pressing closely upon our rear, the regiment formed in line of battle, a portion of it dismounted and sent to the support of the battery of the 4th Missouri regiment, which was in position. The dismounted men were soon afterwards ordered to their horses, and being again mounted, General Smith gave the order "charge". No sooner had the command been given, than Major Beck with companies A, E and G and Major Febles with companies I, K, and M, rode rapidly and gallantly forward to the very lines of the enemy. The nature of the ground prevented an effective use of the sabre, but the pistol was substituted and did most excellent service."
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"In conclusion allow me to say that under the most trying and disheartening circumstances by which the command was surrounded, both officers and men behaved themselves admirably. To the officers both field and line, much credit is due for the coolness and alacrity with which they executed every order. Notwithstanding the disorder and confusion many times about it, the regiment was at no time disorganized or demoralized.

Respectfully submitted, Thom. M. Browne, Lt. Col. Comdg."
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(excerpt submitted by t.garlow)


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  • Created by: Scott Braddy
  • Added: 30 Sep 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30206199
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Maj John Charles Febles (14 May 1836–27 Nov 1880), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30206199, citing Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado, USA ; Maintained by Scott Braddy (contributor 46980257) .