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C. S. Lovell
C. S. Lovell

Federal (USA)


Charles Swain Lovell

(1811 - 1871)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division, V Corps

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He enlisted as a private in the 2d United States artillery in January, 1831, and served in various garrisons, rising to quartermaster-sergeant, sergeant-major, and, in October, 1837, to 2d lieutenant. He was promoted 1st lieutenant in July, 1838, captain, 18 June, 1846, and took part in the battles of Churubusco, Molino del Rey, Chapultepec, and the city of Mexico. He then served in the territories till the civil war, and after promotion to major, on 14 May, 1861, commanded a brigade at Gaines's Mills, Malvern Hill, the second battle of Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He was in command of the 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division of the V Corps, largely in reserve on September 17.

The remainder of the War:
From 1863 till 1865 he was on provost-marshal duty in Wisconsin, and he was promoted Lieutenant-Colonel, 21 January, 1863, and Colonel of the 14th infantry, 16 February, 1865.

After the War:
After the war he commanded his regiment at Fort Yuma, California, and on 15 December, 1870, was retired from active service.

References, Sources, and other notes:
Photo above courtesy AotW member Tim Reese - from the US Army Military History Institute, MOLLUS Collection.

More on the Web:
Online at Appleton's
Birth Date: 2/13/1811    Place of Birth: Hull, MA    
Death Date: 1/3/1871    Death Place: Louisville, KY    

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