Historical Rosters Database
Charles A. DerbyRoster ID 92
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1848|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Charles A. Derby, Class of 1848: Genealogy: Born- September 12, 1828, in Dinwiddie Co., Va. Father- Perry L. Derby; Mother- Martha (last name not known). Grandparents- unknown. 1st marriage- Clara Jane Hunt; no children. 2nd marriage- Charlotte Basset; 1st child- Martha Derby; 2nd- Harriet Derby. At VMI 3 years. Military Record: Elected Lieutenant Colonel, 44th Alabama, on May 16, 1862 and entered service at Selma, Alabama on about June 5, 1862; served court martial duty during August, 1862; Wounded in Action at Second Manassas; appointed Colonel, 44th Alabama, on Apr. 29, 1863 (Date of Rank Sep. 1, 1862); posthumous promotion due to being Killed in Action at Antietam. Career: Episcopal Clergyman, Teacher. Died- Sept. 17, 1862, in Sharpsburg, Maryland during the Battle of Antietam.|
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