Author talk:Charles Browne Fleet
Summary of search for author details: Author credited in SHSP vol. 32 as "C. R. Fleet". Web searching shows that a member of the unit described "Fredericksburg Artillery" was "Charles B. Fleet". Proceeding with the assumption that the "R." was an original typo, further searches found the name "Charles Browne Fleet":
- The Perfect Lion: The Life and Death of Confederate Artillerist John Pelham by Jerry H. Maxwell briefly mentions "Young artillerist Charles Browne Fleet of the Fredericksburg Artillery" on page 108.
- King and Queen County, Virginia by Alfred Bagby also lists Charles B. Fleet serving in the Fredericksburg Artillery. It adds his parents (Dr Christopher B. and Lucy Anne Fleet), that he was born in Mordington in 1843 and later moved to Fredericksburg when his mother remarried.
- Sgt. Charles B. Fleet wrote the memoir "The Fredericksburg Artillery at Appomattox".
- The Wikipedia link to w:Charles Browne Fleet was added automatically by the auto-fill gadget. The lead for that article describes the subject as "pharmacist and inventor of the laxative and chapstick", which does not match anything else. However, (1) the birth year, 1843, matches the Alfred Bagby source, and (2) his company, Fleet Laboratories, was "founded in Lynchburg, Virginia" which matches the notes in the Southern Historical Society Papers.