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Re: CHARLES BRUCE / STAUNTON HILL/ CIRCA 1856
Posted by: D Briggs (ID *****2359) Date: July 10, 2002 at 09:45:56
In Reply to: CHARLES BRUCE / STAUNTON HILL/ CIRCA 1856 by GARY PYLES of 653

Do you have a copy of the book Charlotte County Rich Indeed. If you do not you should consider purchasing one and the Bruce family is referred to repeatedly. Here is a sample. The following information comes from Charlotte co. Rich Indeed

(P. 192-193) Charles Bruce operated a steamboat on the Staunton River between Brookneal and Roanoke Station. According to his son, Cabell Bruce in Recollections (Baltimore: 1936) pp. 22-23: That the steamboat venture was not a pecuniary success.

There were severe food shortages in Charlotte Co. during the Civil War. Charlotte Co. purchased grain from Charles Bruce (who was a VA State Senator) that was cultivated at his plantation, Staunton Hill. He contributed nearly his entire fortune to the southern cause and this deal was one of many that he made in support of the Confederacy.(p. 225) The Staunton Hill Artillery was formed and equipped by Charles Bruce. the company was composed mainly of professional men and planters from neary estates. Bruce was commander (p. 227)

There is a 3 page chapter on the Bruce family. It would probably be best if I scanned it and sent it to you. Let me know if you want it or need it.


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