★★★ Dantzler, Olin Miller

Olin Miller Dantzler

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Born: January 14, 1825

Birthplace: St. Matthews, Orangeburg, District South Carolina

Father: Jacob Miller Dantzler 1804 – 1857
(Buried: Tabernacle Cemetery, Saint Matthews, South Carolina)​

Mother: Mary__________________1809 – 1827
(Buried: Tabernacle Cemetery, Saint Matthews, South Carolina)​

Wife: Caroline Anna Glover 1829 – 1864
(Buried: Tabernacle Cemetery, Saint Matthews, South Carolina)​

Children:

Charles Glover Dantzler 1854 – 1919​
(Buried: Sunnyside Cemetery, Orangeburg, South Carolina)​
Olin Miller Dantzler Jr. 1855 – 1911​
(Buried: Saint Paul’s Methodist Church, Saint Matthews, South Carolina)​
Thomas Woodward Dantzler 1858 – 1947​
(Buried: West End Cemetery, Saint Matthews, South Carolina)​
Captain Mortimer Owen Dantzler 1860 – 1925​
(Buried: Sunnyside Cemetery, Orangeburg, South Carolina)​
Frederick Butler Dantzler 1864 – 1939​
(Buried: Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Arizona)​

Education:

Graduated from Randolph – Macon College​

Occupation before War:

Planter in Orangeburg, South Carolina​
1852 – 1862: South Carolina State Representative​

Civil War Career:

1861: 3rd​ Lt. Of Company D, 1st​ South Carolina (Hagood's) Infantry
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1861 – 1862: 2nd​ Lt. Of Company D, 1st​ South Carolina (Hagood's)​
1862 – 1864: Lt. Colonel of 20th​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1864: Colonel of 20th​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1864: Killed in battle during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign in Virginia​

Died: June 2, 1864

Place of Death: Chesterfield County, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 39 years old

Original Burial Place: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia

New Burial Place: Tabernacle Methodist Churchyard, St. Matthews, South Carolina

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This Biography has him as colonel of the 20th South Carolina, another source puts him as head of the 22nd South Carolina. He was killed along with 16 of his men by canister shot at Redoubt Dutton. General Beauregard issued General order #12 renaming this Battery Dantzler.
 

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This Biography has him as colonel of the 20th South Carolina, another source puts him as head of the 22nd South Carolina. He was killed along with 16 of his men by canister shot at Redoubt Dutton. General Beauregard issued General order #12 renaming this Battery Dantzler.
Could not have been Colonel of the 20th. That was Lawrence Keitt's regiment. Keitt was killed at Cold Harbor, and It seems whatever regiment he was a part of, Dantzler was already the Colonel by the time of the Hunley-Housatonic attack. So, my guess would be that he was the Colonel of the 22nd South Carolina (part of the Tramp Brigade).
 
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