★★★ -Haskell, Alexander Cheves

Alexander Cheves Haskell:
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Born: September 22, 1839
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Birthplace: Abbeville District South Carolina
Father: Charles Thomson Haskell 1802 – 1873
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery Abbeville South Carolina)
Mother: Sophie Lovell Cheves 1809 – 1881
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery Abbeville South Carolina)
1st​ Wife: Rebecca Coles “Decca” Singleton 1838 – 1862
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Columbia South Carolina)
2nd​ Wife: Alice Van Yeveren Alexander 1848 – 1902
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens Columbia South Carolina)
Children:
Rebecca Singleton Haskell Gilmer 1862 – 1946
(Buried: Maplewood Cemetery Charlottesville Virginia)
Alexander Cheves Haskell Jr. 1871 – 1964
(Buried Magnolia Cemetery Augusta Georgia)
Louisa Porter Haskell Daly 1872 – 1947
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens Columbia South Carolina)
Mary Elizabeth Haskell Minis 1873 – 1964
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery Savannah Georgia)
Anthony Porter Haskell 1875 – 1941
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens Columbia South Carolina)
Charles Thomson Haskell 1878 – 1951
(Buried: Cremated Ashes buried in his roses)
Frederika Christina Haskell Walling 1880 – 1973
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(Buried: Crown Hill Cemetery Indianapolis Indiana)
Adam Leopold Haskell 1882 – 1956
(Buried: Saint Helena’s Episcopal Churchyard Beaufort South Carolina)
Alice Van Yeveren Haskell Benet 1884 – 1971
(Buried: Elmwood Memorial Gardens Columbia South Carolina)
Susanne Courtonne Haskell Davis 1887 – 1919
(Buried: Unknown Burial Place)

Education:
Graduated from University of South Carolina

Civil War Career:
1861: Private Company D 1st​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment
1861: Adjutant of 1st​ South Carolina Infantry Regiment
1861: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. and Aide to Brig. General Maxcy Gregg
1862: Captain and Assistant Adjutant on General Gregg’s Staff
1862: Wounded in Battle of Fredericksburg Virginia
1863: Wounded in Battle of Chancellorsville Virginia
1864: Lt. Colonel of 7th​ South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
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1864: Wounded and temporarily disabled Menaquinone Creek
1864 – 1865: Colonel of 7th​ South Carolina Cavalry Regiment
Temp Disabled for 6 months causing him to lose memory and speech
1865: Paroled at Appomattox Virginia

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1866: South Carolina State Representative
Chairman of South Carolina State Democratic Party
President of Columbia and Greenville Railroad Co.
1890: Unsuccessful Candidate for Governor of South Carolina
Vice President of National Loan and Exchange Bank


Died:
April 13, 1910
Place of Death: Columbia South Carolina
Age at time of Death: 70 years old
Burial Place: Elmwood Memorial Gardens Columbia South Carolina
 

bschulte

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Jul 31, 2005
@gentlemanrob awesome work! I am enjoying going through your bios looking for Siege of Petersburg guys. I am sure more than a few people are wondering about that "Temp disabled for six months causing him to lose memory and speech" line. I would add that the disabling wound occurred at The Battle of Darbytown and New Market Roads, aka 1st Darbytown Road, on October 7, 1864. Haskell was leading a charge against August Kautz's Union Cavalry Division in an attempt to drive it away so a Confederaye infantry flank attack could take place. The Confederates wanted to retake Fort Harrison and the rest of their outer line recently captured on September 29.
 
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