(c. 1840 - 1875)
Home State: Louisiana
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 10th Louisiana Infantry
Age 20, co-owner of Saint-Frasquin (later San Francisco), a large sugar plantation along the Mississippi in St. John the Baptist Parish, he enlisted as a Private in the 3rd Company, Washington Artillery (New Orleans) in 1861. He was discharged in February 1862 and enrolled as Junior 2nd Lieutenant, Company G, 10th Louisiana Infantry, date not given. He was appointed Captain on 1 July 1862.
On the Campaign
He was wounded in action at Sharpsburg on 17 September 1862 while in command of his Company.
The rest of the War
By November 1864 he commanded the combined 10th and 15th Louisiana Infantry regiments in operations in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia as senior officer present.
After the War
With his brother Valsin (1828-1871) he continued to operate the family sugar plantation. He died there relatively young at age 35, probably of tuberculosis, as had his mother and most of his seven siblings before him.
References & notes
His wounding at Sharpsburg from the Military Record.1 Service information from his Compiled Military Service Records (via the Historical Data Systems database and Fold3) and the Park Service's Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. His 1864 command from the OR.2 Most military records have him as Charles B. Marmillion or Marmillian. Details from family genealogists. He's not found in Booth's Records of Louisiana Confederate Soldiers.
More on the Web
See more about the history of his family and their plantation from the San Fransisco Plantation website.
c. 1840 in LA
1875; St. John the Baptist Parish, LA
1 Bartlett, Napier, Military Record of Louisiana including Biographical and Historical Papers ..., New Orleans: L. Graham & Company, 1875, pg. 14 [AotW citation 19899]
2 US War Department, The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (OR), 128 vols., Washington DC: US Government Printing Office, 1880-1901, Series 1, Vol. 43, Part II, pg. 928 [AotW citation 19900]