Capt. Charles Flournoy Linthicum, (CSA)

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Capt. Charles Flournoy Linthicum, (CSA)

Also Known As: "Dye"
Birthplace: Frederick County, MD, United States
Death: June 03, 1864 (25)
Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Place of Burial: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Hamilton Smith Linthicum and Julia Ann Linthicum
Brother of Julia Ann Watkins; James Garrott Linthicum; William Thomas Linthicum; Hannah F Linthicum and Martha Elizabeth King

Managed by: Cynthia Curtis, A183502, US7875087
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About Capt. Charles Flournoy Linthicum, (CSA)

Confederate Army Officer.
A farmer in Cherokee County, Georgia before the Civil War, he enlisted in the Cherokee Brown Rangers in 1861.
Elected Captain in the 14th Georgia Infantry Regiment in 1861, he was promoted to Major in 1862 and to Lieutenant Colonel in 1863.
While leading a charge against Sickles's III Corps during the Battle of Chancellorsville, he was wounded in the leg. After being transported to the U. S. Hotel in Richmond, he died from infection following the amputation of his leg.
∼Capt. Charles Frederick Linthicum: Chaplain, born: Frederick Co., MD, 121738. Linthicum was appointed Chaplain of the 8th Virginia Infantry on 103161. Resigned 12462 and appointed Adjutant General on the staff of Brigadier General Richard B. Garnett (1817-1863).
Appointed Adjutant General on the staff of Brigadier General Eppa Hunton (1822-1908), Capt. Linthicum was killed in action at Cold Harbor, 6664. "Charles Frederick Linthicum, who was reared in the shadow of the Sugar Loaf Mountain, entered the Confederate Service in the 8th Virginia Infantry. He was detailed by Col. Hunton as a Chaplain of the regiment, and being commissioned as such in this capacity he followed its fortune but always with a musket in the front ranks. Capt. Linthicum was President of the Brigade Christian Association. He raised considerable sums of money from his Maryland friends for relief of widows and orphans of his fellow comrades. He was killed in action at Cold harbor, June 6, 1864." Ref.: "Marylanders in the Confederacy" by Daniel D. Hartzler. Rev. Charles F. Linthicum was listed as one of the 52 battle weary volunteers from the 8th Virginia infantry who followed Elijah White back to the Potomac River shore after the Battle of Balls Bluff on Oct. 21, 1861 and captured 325 Union prisoners with their arms and equipment. Ref.: "The Comanches" - by Frank M. Myers. On May 20th, 1864 "Capt. Charles Frederick Linthicum captured three Yankees at Blake's place near Deep Bottom." Ref.: Richmond Sentinel newspaper. "On June 3rd, 1864 at Cold Harbor, the 8th Virginia was detached and sent to Major General Early's right as Hunton's brigade was held in reserve. Soon Hunton's men were called upon to plug a section of the line traversed by a swamp. As the regiment made contact with Clingman's North Carolina Brigade, the gap was filled. In coordinating his movement with Clingman, Hunton sent his Adjutant Charles Linthicum to arrange a joint assault. In crossing an open space, Capt. Linthicum was instantly killed." "No person in the 8th Virginia Regiment ever reached the degree of popularity attained by Linthicum. In private life, Lawyer Eppa Hunton, unbending in politics, looked on him with suspicion as a 'Northern' Methodist Minister and would not invite him to his home and refused to listen to him preach when they lived in Brentsville before the war.
When the militia was called out in 1861, Charles Linthicum came in place of one of his church members who had a large family.
At First Manassas he made the prayer of commitment to battle as the 8th went into action. From Chaplain to Adjutant General of Garnett's, then Hunton's brigade he served gallantly.
At Gettysburg, with his horse killed in action under him, he greeted and comforted the dazed survivors of the 8th as they reeled back from the famous charge of the 3rd day. Linthicum was a tower of strength in comforting the wounded and attempting to establish a line of defense.
Now Capt. Linthicum was dead and the regiment mourned this loss, but none mourned more than Brig. Gen. Eppa Hunton who said of him: 'He had the confidence of every man in the brigade, and nobody ever failed in obedience to the orders conveyed by Charlie Linthicum...I have never ceased to grieve for the loss of my dear friend.'
The friends of May, 1861 were fast disappearing from the scene." Ref.: "8th Virginia Infantry" by John E. Divine. Capt. Linthicum was reported by the Richmond Sentinel to be buried in the Col. Danforth family lot at Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Va. but the closest markers to his are all for the Rutherford family.

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Capt. Charles Flournoy Linthicum, (CSA)'s Timeline

December 17, 1838
Frederick County, MD, United States
June 3, 1864
Age 25
Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA