Charles Camp Doolittle
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Born: March 16, 1832(1832-03-16)
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Died: February 20, 1903 (aged 70)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Rank: Brevet Major General
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Charles Camp Doolittle (March 16, 1832 – February 20, 1903) was a store clerk, general in the Union Army during the American Civil War, and a bank cashier.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Doolittle was born in Burlington, Vermont, the son of Matthew Doolittle. He attended school in Montreal, Quebec, and moved to New York City in 1847, finally settling in Hillsdale, Michigan, where he was a store clerk.

He was commissioned first lieutenant in Company E, 4th Michigan Infantry on June 20, 1861, and promoted to captain of Company H on August 20, 1861. His regiment participated in the Peninsula Campaign, where he was wounded at the Battle of Gaines' Mill on June 28, 1862. He was promoted to Colonel and assumed command of the 18th Michigan Infantry on August 13, 1862. Doolittle and his regiment served in the Western Theater for the duration of the war, with various assignments in Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. His troops helped defend Athens, Georgia, against Confederate cavalry under Joseph Wheeler and Decatur, Georgia, against John Bell Hood.

In the omnibus promotions near the close of the war, Doolittle was promoted to Brigadier General on May 11, 1865, and brevetted major general on June 13, 1865. He mustered out of the service on November 30, 1865.

After the war he was a cashier at Merchant's National Bank in Toledo, Ohio. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Toledo.

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References[edit | edit source]

  • Boatner, Mark M., The Civil War Dictionary. New York: David McKay Co., 1959.
  • Johnson, Rossiter, ed., Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable Americans. Volumes I-X. Boston, MA: The Biographical Society, 1904.
  • Sifakis, Stewart, Who Was Who in the Union. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1988.
  • Warner, Ezra, Generals In Blue. Louisiana State University Press, 1964.
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