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C.W. Squires

C.W. Squires

Confederate (CSV)

Captain

Charles Winder Squires

(1841 - 1900)

Home State: Louisiana

Command Billet: Battery Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Washington (LA) Artillery, 1st Company

Before Sharpsburg

Age 19, he enrolled and was commissioned First Lieutenant of the First Company, Washington Artillery on 26 May 1861. He was promoted to Captain on 21 September 1861.

On the Campaign

He commanded the battery in Maryland.

The rest of the War

He was captured at Chancellorsville, VA in May 1863, exchanged, and returned to duty. By November 1864 he was a Major of Artillery in the Trans-Mississippi Department and commanded a battalion of Texas batteries. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and Chief of Artillery to General Buckner, date not known.

After the War

He was a merchant in New Orleans and St. Louis, MO and later Brigadier General of the Missouri National Guard.

References & notes

Service and personal information from his death notice in the Confederate Veteran.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph posted online by Dr. Glen C. Cangelosi.

More on the Web

His autobiography (1894) is in a collection of his son's papers at the Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill [finding aid].

Birth

12/26/1841; New Orleans, LA

Death

01/23/1900; St. Louis, MO; burial in Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, MO

Notes

1   United Confederate Veterans, and United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans, , Confederate Veteran Magazine (1893-1932), 1893-01-01, Vol. VIII, No. 6 (June 1900), pg. 278  [AotW citation 25838]