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Middleton, Ralph Izard, 1840-1914



  • Existence: 1840 - 1914


Ralph Izard Middleton was born on January 16, 1840, in Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1860. At the opening of the Civil War he entered the North Santee Mounted Rifleman, and later joined the Marion Artillery in which he remained until the end of the war. After the war he returned to Charleston and resumed his life as a rice planter. He was also assistant treasurer of the Charleston Gas Company for several years. In addition, Middleton was connected with the public schools of Charleston, as vice principal of the Bennett School and Crafts School. He later taught school in Summerville, SC. Middleton died in 1914.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

"Lessons of the War: Its Origin and Import as Viewed by a Confederate Private" manuscript

Identifier: MS-1277
Date(s): 1864

Ralph Izard Middleton (1890-1914), educator. Dartmouth College Class of 1860. The collection contains a manuscript of Middleton's memoir detailing his experiences as a Confederate soldier during the US Civil War.

Ralph Izzard Middleton letter

Identifier: Mss 859329
Mss 859329
Date(s): 1859-05-29
Scope and Contents

Eight-page letter from Ralph Izard Middleton at Dartmouth College to his mother, Mrs. R. Izard Middleton, telling her that he is beginning the last term before Commencement and gives personal news makes some comparisons between North Dartmouth and South. Also mentions classmates, music and plans for his future.

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