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Confederate (CSA)

Lieutenant

Charles Augustus Chisholm

(1837 - 1906)

Home State: Louisiana

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 10th Louisiana Infantry

Before Sharpsburg

A 24 year old farmer in St. Landry Parish, he enlisted as Private, Company E, 10th Louisiana Infantry on 22 July 1861 at Camp Moore, LA. He was promoted to First Corporal in 1861 and commissioned 2nd Lieutenant prior to Sharpsburg.

On the Campaign

He was senior man present in his Company and commanded it at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

He was captured in action in the Wilderness, VA on 10 May 1864. He was held at Point Lookout, MD until 20 August when he was transferred to Fort Delaware. He was one of the "Immortal 600" - Confederate officers sent to Charleston Harbor in September and October 1864 as human shields in retaliation for similar treatment of Federal officer prisoners there. He was probably returned to Fort Delaware in March 1865 and was released there on taking the oath of allegiance on 16 June 1865.

References & notes

Service from Booth.1 His rank and role at Sharpsburg from the Military Record.2 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

Birth

03/09/1837; Woodville, MS

Death

03/21/1906 Claiborne Parish, LA; burial in Chisholm Cemetery, Wilkinson County, MS

Notes

1   Booth, Andrew B., Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers and Louisiana Confederate Commands, 3 Volumes, New Orleans: State of Louisiana, 1920, Vol. 2, pg. 328  [AotW citation 19882]

2   Bartlett, Napier, Military Record of Louisiana including Biographical and Historical Papers ..., New Orleans: L. Graham & Company, 1875, pg. 14  [AotW citation 19883]