Walcutt, Charles C.
US Army brigadier general, with Ohio regiment from Shiloh to March to the Sea
Autograph ID: 3930
Condition: Very good, slightly irregular shape as issued, 2 folds, date slightly smeared
Description: “(1838-1898) US Brigadier General in the Civil War. Major of 46TH Ohio Infantry Oct. 1861, lieut. colonel Jan. 1862. Wounded at Shiloh, promoted to colonel Oct. 1862 given command of the 46th Ohio. Led regiment at Vicksburg Dec. 1862-July 1863, fought at Battle of Jackson May 14 and Missionary Ridge Nov. 23–25. When Brig. Gen. Corse was seriously wounded, brigade command fell to Walcutt. Afterwards, Maj. Gen. Sherman praised his efforts and recommended promotion. Entire brigade re-enlisted and fought in the Atlanta Campaign, at Battle of Kennesaw Mountain June 27, Battle of Atlanta July 22. Promoted to brigadier general July 30, Walcutt participated in Nov.- Dec. 1864 March to the Sea and fought with distinction at Griswoldville on Nov. 22, where he was again wounded and out of action for months. On April 4, 1865, he recovered enough to command 1st Div., XIV Corps, leading it in the Grand Review in Washington. Breveted major general for Griswoldville, served in Western Department until mustered out Jan. 15, 1866. Ohio State Penitentiary Warden to July 28 when appointed lieut. colonel of 10th US Cavalry at Ft. Leavenworth; resigned Dec. 1, returned as warden until 1869. Mayor of Columbus 1883-87.
Printed DS, 3 ½ x 8 receipt for copy of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park Commission’s “Atlas of the Chicakamauga and Chattanooga Battlefields”. Adds Columbus, Ohio, Sept. 16, 1897 under signature, at top, writes: “Signed similar receipt yesterday – thanks”.”