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Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Major Dunwoody, part two

Dunwoody Crier, Past Tense, 10/31/06, no byline

Charles Archibald Alexander Dunwody AKA Major Dunwoody

From the story:
Charles Dunwody, was born in 1828, so he would have been about 10 when his parents made the move from south Georgia. He attended Franklin College in Athens. In 1852, he married Ellen Rice.

In 1861, Maj. Charles A. Dunwody and Captain Thomas E. King started the Roswell Guards, a volunteer infantry company. In July of that same year, they were called to battle in Manassas, Virginia. Maj. Dunwody was badly wounded in the hip at Manassas. He then resigned his commission only to return to duty two times, once as a commanding officer at a camp of instruction at Calhoun, and secondly as a private in Roswell Battalion Georgia Cavalry in 1863.

One of his brothers, John Dunwody, served as a surveyor and disbursing agent for the Confederate States. When he died in 1903, he was buried at Oakland Cemetery in Atlanta. Another brother, Henry Macon Dunwody, was in the 51st Regiment, Georgia Infantry. He died at Gettysburg on July 2, 1863. He and Major Charles A. Dunwody are buried at Roswell Presbyterian Cemetery.

When Major Dunwody returned home he settled near the intersection of Spalding Drive and Roberts Drive and did some farming. Then he decided the area needed a post office and went about getting one established.


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