General Charles Ewing was born in Lancaster, Ohio, March 6, 1835. He was the son
of the Hon. Thomas Ewing and Maria Wills Boyle
and grandson of George Ewing and Rachel Harris.
The Twentieth Century Biographical Dictionary of Notable
Americans: Volume IV, says the following about General Charles Ewing:
"Charles was educated at the Dominican college and at the University of Virginia. He
studied law, was admitted to practice and was so engaged at St. Louis, Mo., when the civil
war occurred. He then joined the U.S. army and was commissioned in 1861 captain in the
13th infantry, of which W. T. Sherman, his brother-in-law, was colonel, and was appointed
inspector-general on the staff of General Sherman, when in command of the western army. At
Vicksburg he planted the flag of his battalion on the parapet of the Confederate fort, and
received in the accomplishment a severe wound. For this action he was brevetted major in
1863; for his action at Jackson, Colliersville and Missionary Ridge and in the Atlanta
campaign he was made lieutenant-colonel by brevet in 1864, and for gallant conduct in the
march to the sea and thence through the Carolinas to Washington he was brevetted colonel
in 1865. He was made brigadier-general of volunteers, March 8, 1865. In 1867 he resigned
his commission in the army, and opened a successful law practice in Washington, D.C.,
where he died June 20, 1883."
For more information about General Charles Ewing and his
family, go to Descendant Names.