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Civil War Soldiers - Doolittle

Doolittle, Charles C., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Burlington, Vt., March 16, 1832, was educated at the Montreal, Canada, high school, and moved in 1847 to New York city, going thence to Michigan. In 1861 he was elected 1st lieutenant in the 4th Mich. volunteers, was promoted colonel of the 18th Mich. volunteers, July 22, 1862, and fought with conspicuous gallantry at the battle of Gaines' mill where he received a slight wound. Being transferred to the Army of the Ohio, he served in Kentucky, 1862-63, and in Tennessee, 1863-64. While in command of troops occupying Decatur, Ala., Oct. 30, 1864, he repulsed Gen. Hood in his three successive attacks, and at the battle of Nashville he led a brigade. He commanded Nashville during the early part of 1865, and was transferred later in the year to the command of the northeastern district of Louisiana. He was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers, Jan. 27, 1865, and was brevetted major-general June 13, 1865. He was mustered out of the volunteer service, Nov. 30, 1865, and located at Toledo, Ohio, becoming cashier of the Merchants' national bank there. Gen. Doolittle died Feb. 20, 1903.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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