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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, 5th Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

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.

On the Campaign

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

The rest 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 & 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 Encyclopedia


2/13/1811; Hull, MA


1/3/1871; Louisville, KY