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C.W. Squires

C.W. Squires

Confederate (CSA)


Charles Winder Squires

(1841 - 1900)

Home State: Louisiana

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 1st Company

Before Sharpsburg

In September 1861 he was 1st Lieutenant and in command of the Company (Battery).

The rest of the War

"General E. Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi Department issued Special Order No. 290 on 19 Nov 1864 to organize the artillery in his department into seven field battalions, one reserve battalion, and a siege train. Each battalion consisted of four or more Field Battery units. The 4th Texas Field Battalion was assigned to the Fourth Battalion under the command of Maj. Charles Winder Squires. Other units assigned to the Fourth Battalion were the 1st Texas Field Battery, 9th Texas Field Battery, and 16th Texas Field Battery."
(from Dohmann)

After the War

He had a career as a merchant in New Orleans and St.Louis after the war.

References & notes

The photograph here is from one posted online by Dr. Glen C. Cangelosi. His autobiography (1894) is in a collection of his son's papers at the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; summary online.

His Texas service found in research notes online from Edgar Dohmann.