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LOVELL, Charles Swain, soldier, born in Hull, Massachusetts, 13 February, 1811; died in Louisville, Kentucky, 3 January, 1871. He enlisted as a private in the 2d United States artillery in January, 1831, and served in various garrisons, rising to quartermaster-sergeant, sergeant-major, and, in October, 1837, to 2d lieutenant. He was promoted 1st lieutenant in July, 1838, captain, 18 June, 1846, and took part in the battles of Churubusco, Molino del Rey, Chapultepec, and the city of Mexico. He then served in the territories till the civil war, and after promotion to major, on 14 May, 1861, commanded a brigade at Gaines's Mills, Malvern Hill, the second battle of Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. From 1863 till 1865 he was on provost-marshal duty in Wisconsin, and he was promoted lieutenant-colonel, 21 January, 1863, and colonel of the 14th infantry, 16 February, 1865. He was brevetted lieutenant-colonel for gallantry at Gaines's Mills, colonel for Malvern Hill, and brigadier-general, United States army, for Antietam. After the war he commanded his regiment at Fort Yuma, California, and on 15 December, 1870, was retired from active service.
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