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Confederate (CSA)


Charles Lowndes Whitehead

(1835 - 1866)

Home State: Georgia

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Wright's Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

A planter, he had been a member of the Georgia secession convention. Living in Miller County, he enlisted as Sergeant, Company E, 4th Georgia Infantry on 28 April 1861. He was appointed Major on 8 May 1861, but resigned on 28 April 1862. He was volunteer aide-de-camp to General Ambrose Wright in June 1862. He was captured in action at King's School House (Oak Grove), VA on the first of the Seven Days' battle, 25 June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862.

The rest of the War

No further military record.

References & notes

Service from Krick.1 Details from family genealogists. His gravesite is on Findagrave.


06/29/1835; Bath, Richmond County, GA


09/25/1866; Burke County, GA; burial in Bath Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Augusta, GA


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 301  [AotW citation 17507]