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Name:Charles Conway Flowerree
Affiliation:Class of 1863
Biography & Genealogy:Charles Conway Flowerree, Class of 1863: Born- Oct. 26, 1842 in Salem, Fauquier Co. Va. Father- Daniel R. Flowerree; Mother- N. Anne Rector. Pat. Grandfather- Richard Flowerree; Pat. Grandmother- Edith Weaver. Mat. Grandfather- Ludwell Rector; Mat. Grandmother- Mary Robinson. Married- Jane (Jennie) Wilson, daughter of Victor F. Wilson of Vicksburg, Miss. Children- 1- Robert E. Flowerree; 2- Ellen Flowerree Walker, who married J.F. Walker of Memphis, TN; 3- Harry L. Flowerree; 4- Wayne Flowerree, who later moved to France. VMI Record: Entered VMI Aug. 24, 1859; Was a cadet for 2 years before the outbreak of the Civil War; Assigned to drill students at Washington College (now Washington & Lee University, located next to VMI); Sent to Richmond, Va. to drill Corps of Cadets while the VMI was closed in early 1861; Resigned from VMI after Corps left Richmond; Made Honorary Graduate of the Class of 1863 on June 2, 1869. Civil War Service: Cadet Drill Master before enlisting, see above; Sent to Culpepper CH, Va. to help organize the 7th Va. Regiment; Elected 2nd Lt. of Co. K of the 7th Va. Regt.; Appointed Acting Adjutant Oct. 7, 1861; Elected Major May 27, 1862; Listed sick in camp, June 1862; Slightly wounded in action at Williamsburg, where he was cited for great personal heroism; Appointed Lt. Col. June 24, 1862; Severely wounded in action Aug. 30, 1862 at the Second Battle of Manassas; Arrested Feb. 19, 1863 for intoxication while on duty. Sentenced to be cashiered, but sentence was remitted and he was promoted to Col. July 21, 1863; Listed among sick in Richmond Hospital (fever) Oct. 1864; Captured at Sayler's Creek Apr. 6, 1865. Held at Johnson's Island, OH until being released on oath Jul. 25, 1865. Careers: Lawyer; business man; public official; President of Vicksburg Ice Co. in Vicksburg, Miss.; Vicksburg Postmaster 1893-97; Helped to establish Vicksburg National Park and to raise money for the monument to Jefferson Davis in Richmond, Va. Died- Sept. 16, 1929 at "Flowerree" his plantation in Vicksburg. Buried at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Vicksburg.
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