Doolittle, Charles Camp
Age: 29, credited to Burlington, VT
Unit(s): 4th MI INF, 18th MI INF
Service: comn 1LT, Co. E, 4th MI INF, 6/20/61, pr CPT, Co. H, 8/20/61, wdd, Gaines's Mill, 6/28/62, comn COL, 18th MI INF, 8/13/62, pr BGen 5/11/65, Bvt M.G. 6/13/65, m/o 11/30/65
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Birth: 03/16/1832, Burlington, VT
Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo, OH
Marker/Plot: Section 28, Lot 60
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan
Findagrave Memorial #: 5893547
Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/19, 1894, OH; widow Emily H., 5/15/1903, OH
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Charles Camp DOOLITTLE was born in Burlington Vt., 16 March 1832, son of Matthew Jesse and Elizabeth (Camp) Doolittle. He was educated in the high school in Montreal, Canada, and in 1847 removed to New York City. He married Emily H. Parsons, daughter of Henry A. and Betsey (Smith) Parsons, of Benson, Vermont, on 28 February 1856. The couple moved to Hillsdale, Michigan around 1858, where he accepted a position as chief clerk in a bank, in which business he was occupied until the outbreak of the Civil War.
He enlisted as a private in 1861, and was elected 1st lieutenant of the 4th Michigan volunteers. He was promoted colonel of the 18th Michigan Volunteers 22 July 1863. At the battle of Gaines's Mill he was conspicuous for bravery and received a slight wound. Being transferred to the Army of the Ohio, he served in Kentucky 1862-63 and in Tennessee 1863-64. He commanded the troops occupying Decatur, Alabama, where they repulsed General Hood on 30 October 1864. At the battle of Nashville, 16 December 1864, he led a brigade and commanded that city in 1865, being transferred later in the year to the command of the northeastern district of Louisiana. He was commissioned brigadier general of volunteers 27 January 1865 and major general by brevet 13 June 1865.
Doolittle was mustered out of the volunteer service November 30, 1865, and settled in Toledo, Ohio, where he became cashier of the Merchants National Bank. He died in Toledo on 20 February 1903, and was buried in Forest Cemetery.
Revised Roster - Not listed.
Warner's "Generals in Blue," pp. 128-9.
The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans ... By Rossiter Johnson, John Howard Brown
The Doolittle Family in America," by William Frederick Doolittle
Gen. Charles Doolittle, one of Toledo's best know citizens, a prominent civil war veteran and banker died Friday. He was born in Vermont 71 years ago. He rose to the rank of brigadier-general in the civil war and was breveted major-general.
Source: Windham County Reformer, Feb. 27, 1903
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.