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The Daily Dispatch: August 18, 1862., [Electronic resource], A daring Feat. (search)
Gen. Charles Sidney Winder. --The remains of this gallant officer reached this city yesterday evening via the Central cars, and were met on their arrival by the Public Guard, Capt. E. S. Gay, and escorted to the Capitol, where they remained dur
ich, after a few years, was ordered to California.
It was wrecked on the steamer San Francisco.
Among the saved was Lieut. Winder, who, for heroic daring on that occasion, was made Captain, and ordered, with his regiment, to Oregon, where he engag he famous "Stonewall brigade," The men soon learned to love, respect, and obey him as they did their old commander.
General Winder fell Saturday week while leading his brigade into action against the enemy at Cedar Creek.
In his death the South loat Cedar Creek.
In his death the South loses a true friend, his friends an accomplished gentleman, and the army a commander distinguished for his thorough knowledge of the art of war.--General Winder leaves a wife and several children in Maryland.