Charles Sidney Winder

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Personal and Family Information

Charles was born on 18 Oct 1829 in Easton, Maryland., the son of Edward Stoughton Winder and Elizabeth Tayloe Lloyd.

He died on 9 Aug 1862 in Virginia.[Note 1]

His wife was Alice Lloyd, who he married on 7 AUG 1855 in Talbot County, Maryland. Their three known children were Charles Sydney (1856-?), Edward Lloyd (1858-1939) and Elizabeth Lloyd (1861-1862).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


 

Charles Sidney Winder
(1829-1862)

 

Edward Stoughton Winder
(1798-1840)

 

Levin Winder
(1757-1819)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Mary Stoughton Sloss
(1765-1822)

   
 
 
     
 
 
   

Elizabeth Tayloe Lloyd
(1800-1880)

 

Edward V Lloyd
(1779-1834)

 

Edward IV Lloyd
(1744-1796)

+
   

Elizabeth Gwynn Tayloe
(1750-1825)

+
   

Sally Scott Murray
(1775-1854)

   
 
 
     
 
 

Events

EventDateDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Birth18 OCT 1829
Place: Easton, Maryland.
Address: gravestone # 74
Death9 AUG 1862
Place: Virginia
Age: 41y 9m 23d
Type: Battle of Cedar Run
Address: Battle of Cedar Run, Virginia with Stonewall Jackson
Cemetery - Lloyd Family at Wye House with marker inscriptions and arrangement drawing
Source: Cemetery - Lloyd Family at Wye House with marker inscriptions and arrangement drawing
Date: JUN 2012
Publisher: Arthur Bowie Bentonville, Ark http://www.bookofbowie.net/Cemtry/Lloyd.html

See Note 1
Census9 OCT 1850
Place: Talbot County, Maryland
Age: 20
Address: dwelling 368 family 371 Elizth Winder 50, Ewd H 29, Sally 24, Charles 21, Elizth 19, Mary 17, William S
Census 1850 Maryland, Talbot County
Source: Census 1850 Maryland, Talbot County
Date: FROM SEP 1850 TO OCT 1850

Census19 JUL 1860
Place: Eastern District, Talbot Cty Marland
Age: 29, born Md, Capt in Navy
Address: dwelling 696, family 517 in Father-in-law house with Wife & 2 children
Agency: 1860 Census Md
Burial1862
Place: Wye House, Talbot County, Maryland
Age: 41y 9m 23d
Address: Grave 74 N 38° 51.27’ W076° 10.06’ Lloyd Family Cemetery Easton, Talbot County, Md
Cemetery - Lloyd Family at Wye House with marker inscriptions and arrangement drawing
Source: Cemetery - Lloyd Family at Wye House with marker inscriptions and arrangement drawing
Date: JUN 2012
Publisher: Arthur Bowie Bentonville, Ark http://www.bookofbowie.net/Cemtry/Lloyd.html

Other EventFROM 1858 TO 1862
Place: Virginia
Type: Military Service
Address: CSA with Jackson
Doc-Winder, Charles S -Letters and Diary Index
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See Note 2

Attributes

AttributeDateDescriptionDetailsSourceMultimediaNotes
Education1846
Address: West Point Military Acadamey
See Note 3

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Notes

Note 1

Cedar Mountain and death http://en.wikipedia.org

On August 9, 1862, Winder led his men into battle at Cedar Mountain, on the left flank of the Confederate line. He did so despite having been ill for several days, and in defiance of a surgeon's order to rest. He was personally directing the fire of a battery when a Union shell struck him in his left side, horribly mangling him. Born to rear on a stretcher, Winder died later that evening.[4]

Winder's body was initially buried in nearby Orange Court House, before being disinterred and transported to Richmond. There, a state funeral was given in his honor, followed by re-interment at Hollywood Cemetery. Three years later, his family had his body again removed, this time to be permanently buried in the family cemetery at Wye House, located near his birthplace of Easton, Maryland.[5]

In his official report of the battle, Stonewall Jackson lamented General Winder's loss, writing,

It is difficult within the proper reserve of an official report to do justice to the merits of this accomplished officer. Urged by the medical director to take no part in the movements of the day because of the then enfeebled state of his health, his ardent patriotism and military pride could bear no such restraint. Richly endowed with those qualities of mind and person which fit an officer for command and which attract the admiration and excite the enthusiasm of troops, he was rapidly rising to the front rank of his profession. His loss has been severely felt.[6]

Note 2

Brig Gen in the Confedrate States Army and whose death at Cedar Run was specially regretted by Stonewall Jackson.

His mother was Elizabeth Tayloe Lloyd, dtr of Edw V & Sally S. Lloyd.

http://en.wikipedia.org

Winder was born in the town of Easton in Talbot County, Maryland, a nephew of future U.S. naval officer Franklin Buchanan and a second cousin to future Confederate general John H. Winder. He attended St. John's College, also located in Maryland. Then in 1846 he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, and graduated 22nd of 44 cadets in 1850. He was brevetted a second lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Artillery. Exactly a year after leaving West Point, Winder was promoted to second lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. Artillery on July 1, 1851.[1]

Winder served as the 3rd's Regimental Adjutant from April 4, 1854 to March 3, 1855, with a promotion to first lieutenant coming on April 5, 1854.[1] In 1854, while en route to California, the vessel on which he was aboard, the San Francisco, was struck by a hurricane. For his valor in the face of this crisis, Winder was promoted to captain in the 9th U.S. Infantry on March 3, 1855,[1] at the relatively young age of twenty-six.

He later saw action against Native Americans in the Washington Territory. At the outbreak of hostilities between North and South, he resigned from the Army in 1861.[2]

See also "The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862" eduted by Gary W Gallagher, The University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill and London, 2003. Includes a chapter by Robert E.L. Krick titled "Maryland's Ablest Confederate, General Charles S Winder of the Stonewall Brigade." Excellant account of his military record and a brief overview of his life and family.

Note 3

He attended St. John's College, also located in Maryland. Then in 1846 he entered the United States Military Academy at West Point, and graduated 22nd of 44 cadets in 1850.

Sources

  1. Census 1850 Maryland, Talbot County
    Source: Census 1850 Maryland, Talbot County
    Date: FROM SEP 1850 TO OCT 1850
  2. Cemetery - Lloyd Family at Wye House with marker inscriptions and arrangement drawing
    Source: Cemetery - Lloyd Family at Wye House with marker inscriptions and arrangement drawing
    Date: JUN 2012
    Publisher: Arthur Bowie Bentonville, Ark http://www.bookofbowie.net/Cemtry/Lloyd.html
  3. Cemetery - Lloyd Family at Wye House with marker inscriptions and arrangement drawing
    Source: Cemetery - Lloyd Family at Wye House with marker inscriptions and arrangement drawing
    Date: JUN 2012
    Publisher: Arthur Bowie Bentonville, Ark http://www.bookofbowie.net/Cemtry/Lloyd.html
  4. THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL MAGAZINE July 1896 Vol 1, no 3, pages 257 to 270,
    Source: THE AMERICAN HISTORICAL MAGAZINE July 1896 Vol 1, no 3, pages 257 to 270,
    Authors: family Bibles of Mrs. E. T. Winder, papers in the possession of his granddaughter, Mrs. Elizabeth Tayloe Pennington, nee Winder. Baltimore, Md
    Date: JUL 1896
    Publisher: University Press, 208 N College St, Nashville, Tenn