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The Daily Dispatch: July 11, 1861., [Electronic resource] 2 0 Browse Search
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ys the following tribute to the memory of Col. Charles D. Dreux, who was killed in a skirmish near Newport News: No young officer left this State for the scene of war with brighter promise of distinction-- not one left behind a larger circle of loving and admiring friends than Col. Dreux. He was the idol of his command, composed as it was of the sons of our first citizens, nearly all native Louisianians, and young men of the loftiest sentiments of honor and chivalry. Of an ancient Creole French family, born in this city, educated at the Military Institute in Kentucky, endowed with talents of the highest order, and with a heart overflowing with generous feelings and aspirations, and with all the qualities for command, Col. Dreux, though a very young man, was admirably adapted to lead our youth in perilous enterprises. His fine presence, quick eye, admirable self-possession and dauntless bearing, supported by his other high military and moral qualities, enabled him to control an