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
was born in Burlington,
Vermont, the son of Matthew Doolittle. He attended school in
Quebec, and moved to New York City in 1847, finally settling in Hillsdale,
Michigan, where he was a store clerk.
He was commissioned first
in Company E, 4th
on June 20, 1861, and promoted to captain
of Company H on August 20,
regiment participated in the Peninsula Campaign, where he was wounded
at the Battle of
Gaines' Mill on June 28, 1862.
He was promoted to
and assumed command
of the 18th Michigan Infantry
on August 13, 1862. Doolittle and his regiment served in the
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
In the omnibus promotions near the close of the war, Doolittle was
promoted to Brigadier
on May 11, 1865, and brevetted major general
on June 13,
1865. He mustered out of the service on November 30, 1865.
war he was a cashier at Merchant's National Bank in Toledo, Ohio.
He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery,
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