From the Richmond Dispatch, 8/18/1862, p. 1, c. 6

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 during the night, attended by a guard of honor. We learn that the funeral will take place to day at 4 o'clock, from the Capitol Square. His remains will be interred at Hollywood Cemetery. Deceased was a native of Maryland, graduated from West Point in 1850, and joined the 3d artillery, which, 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 engaged in successfully quelling Indian outbreaks in that distant State. When the Confederacy resumed its delegated sovereignty, he left his home in Maryland and tendered his services in its behalf. Being ordered to report to General Beauregard, at Charleston, he served as Captain of artillery with great acceptability in the reduction of Fort Sumter. He was afterwards commander of the arsenal at Charleston, which post he left to assume command of a South Carolina regiment in Virginia, which arrived at Manassas as the enemy were fleeing.—On the retreat of General Johnston from that place he was promoted to a Brigadier Generalship, and ordered to report to General Thomas J. Jackson. By him he was put in command of the 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 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.





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