Charles Lambert Russell Journal, PC.5121


Charles Lambert Russell Journal, PC.5121


Colonel Charles K. Russell was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, July 25, 1928. During the Civil War he was placed in command of the 10th Connecticut and died on the field during the Battle of Roanoke Island, February 8, 1862. He ordered his men to lie down to become less likely to be hit by gunfire, but ignored the pleas of his subordinates to do the same. He is buried in a plot overlooking the Housatonic River in Oak Cliff Cemetery, Derby, Connecticut.

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Charles Lambert Russell Journal
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Charles Lambert Russell
January 1, 1862 - February 7, 1862
Outer Banks History Center

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    1 journal in 4 booklets and 1 folder of miscellaneous items

    Contents of the Collection

    Subject Headings

  1. Roanoke Island Capture, 1862
  2. Hatteras Island (N.C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861 - 1865
  3. Annapolis (Md.)
  4. Fortress Monroe (Va.)
  5. Hatteras Inlet
  6. Roanoke Island (N.C.)