Charles King Mallory

Lawyer, militia officer and plantation owner Charles King Mallory of Elizabeth City County -- now the city of Hampton -- won election as a Unionist delegate to the Virginia Secession Convention. But he changed his vote on the issue even before the April 12, 1861 bombardment of Fort Sumter. His son served on the CSS Virginia and later died of injuries from a gunboat boiler explosion.
dp-nws-civil-war-150-prelude-20110414-001

( Courtesy of the Virginia Historical Society )

Lawyer, militia officer and plantation owner Charles King Mallory of Elizabeth City County -- now the city of Hampton -- won election as a Unionist delegate to the Virginia Secession Convention. But he changed his vote on the issue even before the April 12, 1861 bombardment of Fort Sumter. His son served on the CSS Virginia and later died of injuries from a gunboat boiler explosion.

  • Email E-mail
  • add to Twitter Twitter
  • add to Facebook Facebook
  • Home Delivery Home Delivery

PHOTO GALLERIES

TOP VIDEO

CONNECT WITH US


2013 YEAR IN REVIEW
Look for this special section in your
Baltimore Sun newspaper on Dec. 29, 2013.
  • Twitter
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Google Plus
  • RSS Feeds
  • Mobile Alerts and Apps

Contact Us | Newsroom directory | Social Sun