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Charles Lambert Russell Journal


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.

Title

Charles Lambert Russell Journal

Collection Number

PC.5121

Date(s)

January 1, 1862 - February 7, 1862

Physical Description
Genre/Physical Characteristic

Journals

Abstract

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.

Physical Location

OBHC:4D3

Creator

Charles Lambert Russell

Creator

Charles Lambert Russell

Repository

Outer Banks History Center


1 journal in 4 booklets and 1 folder of miscellaneous items


  • Roanoke Island Capture, 1862
  • Hatteras Island (N.C.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861 - 1865
  • Annapolis (Md.)
  • Must Assign Value.
  • Hatteras Inlet
  • Roanoke Island (N.C.)