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Civil War Soldiers - Stolbrand
|Stolbrand, Carlos J. M.,
brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Sweden May 11, 1821. He
entered the royal artillery when eighteen years old; served in the
Schleswig-Holstein campaign in 1848-50; and came to the United States
at the close of that war. In July, 1861, he enlisted in the Federal
service as a private, was soon afterward commissioned captain in the
1st battalion of Ill. light artillery, and subsequently was chief of
artillery under Gen. John A. Logan. He took part in the siege of
Corinth, the Atlanta campaign, Sherman's march to the sea, and in
Feb., 1865, was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers and resigned
his commission. After the war he settled in South Carolina and entered
political life. In 1868 he was secretary of the state constitutional
convention, a delegate to the Republican national convention and a
presidential elector. He was also for some years superintendent of the
state penitentiary, and was superintendent of the new U. S. government
building in Charleston under President Harrison's administration. Gen.
Stolbrand died in Charleston, S. C., Feb. 3, 1894.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908