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lawyer , cotton planter

Charles Scott, American lawyer, cotton planter. Member American Academy Political and Social Science, American Political Science Association, Baltimore. President Mississippi Committee on Monuments in Honor of Women of the Confederacy. Major general commanding 2d Division Forrest’s Cavalry Corps, U.C.V.

Background

Scott, Charles was born on November 7, 1847 in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Son of Charles and Elizabeth M. (Bullus) Scott.

Education

Education public and private schools to 15. Admitted to bar under special license before reaching 21.

Career

Enlisted in C.S.A. as private, 1862, in Captain Yerger’s company, Adams’ Cavalry regiment. Later detailed as volunteer a.-d.-c. under General Daniel W. Adams to participate as member of his staff in relief of Vicksburg. Joined Captain W. E. Hunt’s company, 28th Mississippi Cavalry, and continued in war until surrendered under Forrest at Gainesville, Alabama, May 9, 1865.

Practiced 1867-1913; member firm of Charles Scott, Sykes & Somerville, Rosedale and Cleveland, Mississippi. Declined circuit judgeship, offered by Governor Robert Lowry, and chancellor of district, by Governor Stone. Became largest cotton planter in the South.

Membership

Member American Academy Political and Social Science, American Political Science Association, Baltimore. President Mississippi Committee on Monuments in Honor of Women of the Confederacy. Major general commanding 2d Division Forrest’s Cavalry Corps, U.C.V.

Connections

Married Malvina Yerger, March 10, 1870.

father:
Charles Scott

mother:
Elizabeth M. (Bullus) Scott

spouse:
Malvina Yerger