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Charles Linnius LumsdenRoster ID 755
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1860|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Charles Linnius Lumsden, Class of 1860: Genealogy: Born- May 23, 1839 in Petersburg, Va. Father- Charles Lumsden, born in Glascow Scotland.; Mother- Martha Jones. Pat. Grandfather- William Lumsden of Dunfries Scotland; Pat. Grandmother- Agnes Youle of Dumfries, Scotland. Mat. Grandfather- Thomas P. Jones of Utica N.Y.; Mat. Grandmother- Martha Neuvill of Sussex Co. Va. Married- Hattie Rawls of Tuscaloosa, Ala. Children- 1- Charles Lee Lumsden; 2- Augustine Lumsden; 3- Marie Lumsden. VMI Record: Entered VMI- July 22, 1856; Graduated July 4, 1860 standing 7th in a class of 41. Military Record: Elected Captain of Co. F, 2nd Battalion, Alabama Light Artillery in 1862; commanded artillery at Demopolis, Ala. in Feb. 1865; Commanded artillery battalion, right wing, defenses of Mobile, Ala. in March of 1865; Paroled at Meridian, Ms. May 10, 1865. Careers: Teacher; Asst. Professor and Instructor of Military Tactics at University of Alabama 1860-62; Acting Commandant of Cadets 1861-62; Lumber manufacturer in Pensacola, Fla. after the Civil War. Died- ca. 1868. Accidentally struck by a belt and killed.|