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Charles James Munnerlyn
Born February 14, 1822
Died May 17, 1898(1898-05-17) (aged 76)
Allegiance  Confederate States of America
Service/branch  Confederate States of America Army
Years of service 1861, 1864-1865
Rank Confederate States of America Colonel.png Colonel
Unit Florida 1st Florida Special Cavalry Battalion
Battles/wars American Civil War

Charles James Munnerlyn (February 14, 1822 – May 17, 1898) was an American politician and military officer who served in the Confederate States of America. He served in the Confederate congress and commanded the First Battalion, Florida Special Cavalry.

Early life

Munnerlyn was born in Georgetown, South Carolina and later moved to Decatur County, Georgia. He was educated at Emory College and studied law under judge Augustus Baldwin Longstreet, the uncle of James Longstreet.

Civil War

He attended the Secession Convention and signed the Ordinance of Secession before he served in the Confederate Army. He represented Georgia in the First Confederate Congress from 1862 to 1864. In 1864, he was ordered to Florida and organized the Cow Cavalry. With John T. Lesley and James McKay, he assisted in the escape of Judah Benjamin.

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