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 Charles Miller Shelley

Charles Miller Shelley

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Death 20 Jan 1907 (aged 73)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 8384 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the beginning of the Civil War, he was an architecture when he volunteered for the Alabama Talladega Artillery. When the Talladega Artillery reorganized as the 5th Alabama infantry, he was elected Captain and saw action at Manassas Junction. In March, 1862, he was commissioned a Colonel in the Confederate Army and commanded the 30th Alabama in Kentucky, at Port Gibson and surrendered at Vicksburg. After being prisoner exchanged, he served at Chattanooga, the Atlanta campaign and was promoted Brigadier General in September, 1864. As a brigade commander, he led his troops against Federal positions at Franklin and was captured again at Nashville. After being exchanged he saw service with the Army of Tennessee during the Carolina campaign, which ended with General Joseph E. Johnston's surrender on April 26, 1865. After the war, he served in the Alabama House of Representatives and was an auditor of the US Treasury.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 7 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8384
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Charles Miller Shelley (28 Dec 1833–20 Jan 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8384, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Talladega, Talladega County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .