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List of Confederate Generals

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by Gen. States Rights Gist, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. Gen. States Rights Gist

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    Maybe someone knows or can direct me to a site that lists all books written on Confederate Generals? I am curious to know how many have been written about in autobiographies. Maybe too many to list..
     

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    Dear Gen. States Rights Gist;

    There were quite a few Confederate Generals. Some who were killed, others wrote books on them.

    Name ADAMS, Daniel Weisiger
    Born May/June 1821, Frankfort KY
    Died June 13 1872, New Orleans LA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st Louisiana Regulars, October 1861 Col., Pensacola, Shiloh (w), May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn (the Louisiana Brigade) at Perryville, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn (the same brigade) at Murfreesboro (w), commanded Adams’ Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Chickamauga (w,c), commanded Dist. of Central Alabama, defense of Selma.
    Post War Career Lawyer
    Notes Brother of Gen W W Adams

    Name ADAMS, John
    Born July 1 1825, Nashville TN
    Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, served in 1st Dragoons, Mexican War, frontier duty
    War Service May 1861 Capt. in Confederate Regular Cavalry, May 1862 Col., December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Tilghman's brigade in Vicksburg campaign, commanded Adams’ Bde/Loring’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Resaca, Franklin (k).
    Notes

    Name ADAMS, William Wirt
    Born March 22 1819, Frankfort KY
    Died March 1 1888, Jackson MS
    Pre-War Profession Army of Texas, planter, banker, politician
    War Service October 1861 Col. of 1st Mississippi Cavalry, rear guard in A S Johnston's retreat from Kentucky, Shiloh, Iuka, Vicksburg campaign, opposed Grierson’s raid, September 1863 Brig. Gen., *******n, commanded a brigade in Forrest's corps.
    Post war Career Revenue agent, postmaster
    Notes Died in a street fight with a newspaper editor.

    Name ALEXANDER, Edward Porter
    Born May 26 1835, Washington GA
    Died April 28 1910, Savannah GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, instructor at West Point, Utah expedition.
    War Service June 1861 Capt. of Engineers, signal officer at First Manassas, Lt. Col. and chief of ordnance of ANV, December 1862 Col., chief of artillery in Longstreet's Corps, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Knoxville, February 1864 Brig. Gen., Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (w), Appomattox.
    Post War Career Professor of Engineering, railroad president, wrote memoirs.
    Notes Commanded the barrage before Pickett's charge
    Further reading
    Alexander, E. Porter Fighting for the Confederacy : the personal recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander, edited by Gary W. Gallagher. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, c1989Alexander, E. Porter Military memoirs of a Confederate : a critical narrative. New York, Da Capo Press, 1993
    Golay, Michael To Gettysburg and beyond : the parallel lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander. New York, Crown Publishers, c1994
    Klein, Maury Edward Porter Alexander. Athens GA, University of Georgia Press 1971

    Name ALLEN, Henry Watkins
    Born April 29 1820, Prince Edward Cty VA
    Died April 22 1866, Mexico City
    Pre-War Profession Teacher, fought for Texas independence, lawyer, planter, politician
    War Service 1861 Pvt., Lt. Col. of 4th Louisiana, March 1862 Col., Shiloh (w), commanded the Louisiana Brigade at Baton Rouge (w), Brig. Gen. August 1863 and posted to Trans Mississippi , Governor of Louisiana 1864-65.
    Post War Career Newspaper publisher
    Notes A great war governor
    Further reading
    Cassidy, Vincent H Henry Watkins Allen of Louisiana. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1964

    Name ALLEN, William Wirt
    Born September 11 1835, New York NY
    Died November 24 1894, Sheffield AL
    Pre-War Profession Planter
    War Service 1861 1st Lt. in Montgomery Mounted Rifles, Maj. in 1st Alabama Cavalry, Shiloh, 1862 Col., Perryville (w), Murfreesboro (w), Brig. Gen. February 1864, commanded a brigade under Wheeler in Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas
    campaign, Maj. Gen. (temporary) March 1865
    Post War Career Planter, railroads, US Marshal
    Notes

    Name ANDERSON, George Burgwyn
    Born April 12 1831, nr Hillsboro NC
    Died October 16 1862, Raleigh NC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, 2nd Dragoons, frontier duty
    War Service April 1861 Col. of 4th North Carolina, Williamsburg, Brig. Gen. June 1862, commanded NC (formerly Featherston’s) Bde/D H Hill's division in Seven Days, Malvern Hill (w), South Mountain, Sharpsburg (w), died following an amputation.
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    Name ANDERSON, George Thomas "Tige"
    Born February 3 1824, Covington GA
    Died April 4 1901, Anniston AL
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, Regular Army 1855-58
    War Service 1861 Col. of 11th Georgia, commanded a brigade in D R Jones' division during Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Brig. Gen. November 1862, commanded Anderson’s Bde/Hood's Divn at Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Gettysburg (w), Chickamauga, Knoxville, commanded Anderson’s Bde/Field’s Divn at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Freight agent, police chief, tax collector
    Notes

    Name ANDERSON, James Patton
    Born February 16 1822, Franklin Cty TN
    Died September 20 1872, Memphis TN
    Pre-War Profession Doctor, Mexican War, politician, US Marshal
    War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Florida, Pensacola, Brig. Gen. February 1862, commanded Anderson’s Bde/Bragg’s Divn at Shiloh, commanded a division in the Kentucky campaign, Perryville, commanded Walthall’s Bde at Murfreesboro, commanded Hindman’s Divn at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Maj. Gen. February 1864, commanded Dist. of Florida, commanded Hindman’s Divn at Atlanta, Jonesboro (w), commanded Taliaferro’s Divn in Carolinas campaign, Greensboro.
    Post War Career Newspaper editor
    Notes
    Further reading
    Hoffmann, John The Confederate collapse at the Battle of Missionary Ridge : the reports of James Patton Anderson and his brigade commanders. Dayton OH, Morningside 1985

    Name ANDERSON, Joseph Reid
    Born February 16 1813, Botetourt Cty VA
    Died September 7 1892, Isles of Shoals NH
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1836, engineering duty, resigned 1837, Superintendent of Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond.
    War Service August 1861 Maj. of artillery, Brig. Gen. September 1861, commanded 3rd North Carolina Bde/A P Hill’s Divn in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days (w), resigned commission July 1862, Supervisor of Tredegar Iron Works
    Post War Career President, Tredegar Iron Works
    Notes
    Further reading
    Dew, Charles B Ironmaker to the Confederacy: Joseph R. Anderson and the Tredegar Iron Works New Haven, Yale University Press 1966

    Name ANDERSON, Richard Heron "Fightin' Dick"
    Born October 7 1821, Sumter Cty SC
    Died June 26 1879, Beaufort SC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, 2nd Dragoons, Mexican War, resigned December 1860.
    War Service March 1861 Col. of 1st South Carolina, Fort Sumter, commanded at Charleston, July 1862 Brig. Gen., Pensacola, commanded Longstreet’s Divn at Seven Pines, commanded Anderson’s Bde/Longstreet’s Divn in Seven Days, Maj. Gen. July 1862, commanded Anderson’s Divn/Longstreet's Corps at Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, commanded II Corps at Spotsylvania, May 1864 Lt. Gen., Cold Harbor, commanded Bushrod Johnson’s Divn at Sayler's Creek.
    Post War Career State phosphate agent
    Notes
    On the Internet General Richard Heron Anderson

    Name ANDERSON, Robert Houstoun
    Born October 1 1835, Savannah GA
    Died February 8 1888, Savannah GA
    Education
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, garrison duty, served in Washington state, resigned May 1861.
    War Service March 1861 Lt. of Artillery, Maj., Ft. McAllister, January 1863 Col. of 5th Georgia Cavalry, in Wheeler's cavalry division, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Allen’s Georgia Cavalry Bde in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign
    Post War Career Chief of police in Savannah
    Notes

    Name ANDERSON, Samuel Read
    Born February 17 1804, Bedford Cty VA
    Died January 2 1883, Nashville TN
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, bank cashier, postmaster
    War Service May 1861 Maj. Gen. of Tennessee State Troops, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Provisional Army, Western Virginia campaign, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Peninsula campaign, 1862 resigned due to ill health, November 1864 reappointed Brig. Gen., in charge of the Bureau of Conscription for Tennessee
    Post War Career Businessman.
    Notes

    Name ARCHER, James Jay
    Born December 19 1817, Bel Air MD
    Died October 24 1864, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, commissioned to US Army 1855, resigned May 1861.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 5th Texas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, June 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Tennessee Bde/Hill's Light Division in Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Archer’s Bde/Heth's Divn at Gettysburg (c), exchanged 1864, briefly commanded 2 brigades, died as a result of continuing ill health.
    Notes First General officer to be captured after Lee took command of the ANV.

    Name ARMISTEAD, Lewis Addison
    Born February 18 1817, New Bern NC
    Died July 5 1863, Gettysburg PA
    Pre-War Profession West Point (dismissed 1836), 1839 commissioned Lt. in 6th Infantry, Mexican War, resigned US Army 1861.
    War Service March 1861 Col. of 57th Virginia, Western Virginia campaign, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Armistead’s Bde/Huger's Divn at Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded Armistead’s Bde/R H Anderson's Divn at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Armistead’s Bde/Pickett's Divn at Gettysburg (mw).
    Notes Reached the cannons on Cemetery Ridge before being wounded.
    On the Internet Armistead's pre-Civil War Years
    Further reading
    Motts, Wayne E Trust in God and fear nothing: Gen. Lewis A. Armistead, CSA Gettysburg PA, Farnsworth House Military Impressions, 1994

    Name ARMSTRONG, Frank Crawford
    Born November 22 1835, Choctaw Agency, Indian Territory
    Died September 8 1909, Bar Harbor ME
    Pre-War Profession 1855 commissioned as 2nd Lt. in Regular Army, Capt.
    War Service 1861 First Bull Run (fought for the Union), resigned August 1861. Staff officer at Elkhorn Tavern, Col. of 3rd Louisiana, cavalry commander of Sterling Price's forces, Iuka, Corinth, April 1863 Brig. Gen., Tullahoma campaign, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Selma.
    Post War Career Indian Inspector
    Notes

    Name ASHBY, Turner
    Born October 23 1828, Fauquier Cty VA
    Died June 6 1862, Harrisonburg VA
    Pre-War Profession Businessman, farmer
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 7th Virginia Cavalry, scouting duty, October 1861 Col., commanded Jackson's cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, May 1862 Brig. Gen., killed during Jackson's withdrawal from the Valley.
    Notes His brother was murdered by a Union patrol in 1861.
    Further reading
    Bushong, Millard Kessler General Turner Ashby and Stonewall's valley campaign Verona VA, McClure Print. Co. 1980
    Cunningham, Frank Harrison Knight of the Confederacy : Gen. Turner Ashby San Antonio TX, Naylor Co. 1960


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    Name BAKER, Alpheus
    Born May 28 1828, Abbeville District SC
    Died October 2 1891, Louisville KY
    Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in 1st Alabama, Capt., November 1861 Col. of 54th Alabama, Island No 10 (c), exchanged after 5 months, Vicksburg campaign (w), March 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Baker’s Bde/Stewart’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Resaca, Ezra C hurch (w), Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Lawyer
    Notes

    Name BAKER, Laurence Simmons
    Born May 15 1830, Gates Cty NC
    Died April 10 1907, Suffolk VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851, frontier service, resigned May 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days campaign, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Hampton's Brigade, commanded a Dept in North Carolina, Carolinas c ampaign, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Farmer, railroad agent
    Notes He opposed secession but was loyal to his state.

    Name BALDWIN, William Edwin
    Born July 28 1827, Statesburg SC
    Died February 19 1864, Dog River Factory AL
    Pre-War Profession Stationer
    War Service 1861 Capt. in Columbus Riflemen, Col. of 14th Mississippi, Fort Donelson (s), exchanged August 1862, September 1862 Brig. Gen., Coffeeville, commanded 1st Bde under M L Smith in Vicksburg campaign (c), served in the Dist. of Mobile.
    Notes Death followed a fall from a horse

    Name BARKSDALE, William
    Born August 21 1821, Smyrna TN
    Died July 3 1863, Gettysburg PA
    Pre-War Profession Editor, Mexican War, US Congressman
    War Service March 1861 Quartermaster General of Mississippi, Col. of 13th Mississippi, First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, August 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Barksdale’s Bde/McLaws' Divn, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (mw).
    Notes He led from the front.

    Name BARRINGER, Rufus Clay
    Born December 2 1821, Cabarrus Cty NC
    Died February 3 1895, Charlotte NC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
    War Service May 1861 Capt. in 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, June 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Gordon's Bde/W H F Lee's Divn, covered Lee's withdrawal from Richmond, Namozine Church (c).
    Post War Career Lawyer, farmer, politician and writer.
    Notes Brother-in-law to D H Hill and T J Jackson

    Name BARRY, John Decatur
    Born June 21 1839, Wilmington NC
    Died March 24 1867, Wilmington NC
    Pre-War Profession
    War Service Pvt in 18th North Carolina State Troops, Capt., Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Maj., Chancellorsville, Col., Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (w), August 1864 Brig. Gen., (not confirmed by Congress) commanded Lanes’ Bde (briefly).
    Post War Career Newspaper editor
    Notes

    Name BARTON, Seth Maxwell
    Born September 8 1829, Fredericksburg VA
    Died April 11 1900, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, frontier duty, resigned June 1861.
    War Service June 1861 Capt. of CSA Infantry, Lt. Col. of 3rd Arkansas, Stonewall Jackson's engineer officer 1861-62, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Stevenson’s Divn at Chickasaw Bluffs, Vicksburg (s), exchanged, commanded Armistead's Bde/Ransom’s Divn in Wilderness, relieved of command at Drewry's Bluff, commanded a brigade in Richmond defenses, Sayler's Creek (c).
    Post War Career
    Notes First nomination to Brig. Gen. was withdrawn by President Davis

    Name BATE, William Brimage
    Born October 7 1826, Bledsoe's Lick TN
    Died March 9 1905, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Clerk, Mexican War, journalist, attorney, politician
    War Service 1861 Pvt., Col. of 2nd Tennessee, Shiloh (w), October 1862 Brig. Gen., Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, February 1864 Maj. Gen., Dalton, Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, Greensboro.
    Post War Career Lawyer, governor, US senator
    Notes He was offered the governorship of Tennessee in 1863, but declined.

    Name BATTLE, Cullen Andrews
    Born June 1 1829, Powelton GA
    Died April 8 1905, Greensboro NC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Maj. in 3rd Alabama, Lt. Col., Seven Pines, Col., Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Battle’s Bde/Rodes' Divn in Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Third Winchester, Cedar Creek ( w), incapacitated for the remainder of the War.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, editor, mayor.
    Notes Elected to Congress 1868, but refused to take the Ironclad Oath.

    Name BEALE, Richard Lee Turberville
    Born May 22 1819, Hickory Hill VA
    Died April 21 1893, Hague VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US Congressman
    War Service May 1861 1st Lt. in Lee's Light Horse - later 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lt. Col., Peninsula campaign, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Col., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, commanded a brigade in W H F Lee’s Divn, January 186 5 Brig. Gen.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician
    Notes Tendered his resignation three times in 1862-63, because he didn't like regular duty.

    Name BEALL, William Nelson Rector
    Born March 20 1825, Bardstown KY
    Died July 25 1883, McMinnville TN
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, frontier duty, Capt. in 1st Cavalry
    War Service August 1861 Capt. of cavalry in Regular Confederate Army, served in Arkansas, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded at Port Hudson (s), Confederate agent in New York, purchasing supplies for prisoners of war, released August 1865.
    Post War Career Merchant
    Notes

    Name BEAUREGARD, Pierre Gustave Toutant
    Born May 28 1818, St Bernard Parish LA
    Died February 20 1893, New Orleans LA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Mexican War, Supt. of West Point (briefly) 1861, resigned February 1861
    War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Provisional Army, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, July 1861 General, Shiloh - commanded Army of Tennessee after A S Johnston killed, Corinth, superseded by Bragg while on sick leave, defense of South Carolina and Georgia, commanded defenses south of Richmond, second in command to Johnston in Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Railroad president, lottery supervisor, politician.
    Notes Refused post-war offers to command foreign armies.
    On the Internet Portrait of Gen. P G T Beauregard
    Further reading
    Roman, Alfred The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 New York, Harper & brothers 1884
    Williams, T. Harry P.G.T. Beauregard : Napoleon in gray New York : Collier 1962

    Name BEE, Barnard Elliott
    Born February 8 1824, Charleston SC
    Died July 22 1861, nr Manassas VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, Mexican War, Capt. in 10th Infantry, resigned March 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st South Carolina Regulars (artillery), June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/Army of the Shenandoah at First Manassas (mw).
    Notes Is credited with giving Jackson the name "Stonewall".

    Name BEE, Hamilton Prioleau
    Born July 22 1822, Charleston SC
    Died October 3 1897, San Antonio TX
    Pre-War Profession Civil servant, Mexican War, politician
    War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. of militia, March 1862 Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, administrative duties at Brownsville TX, commanded a cavalry brigade in Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill (w), commanded a division of cavalry under Wharton.
    Post War Career Lived in Mexico, returned to US.
    Notes Brother of Barnard Bee

    Name BELL, Tyree Harris
    Born September 5 1815, Covington KY
    Died September 1 1902, New Orleans LA
    Pre-War Profession Planter
    War Service June 1861 Capt. in 12th Tennessee, Lt. Col., Belmont, Shiloh, Col., Richmond KY, cavalry command under Forrest, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Ft Pillow, Brice's Cross Roads, February 1865 Brig. Gen., Selma.
    Post War Career Farmer in California, US land agent.
    Notes

    Name BENNING, Henry Lewis “Old Rock”
    Born April 2 1814, Columbia Cty GA
    Died July 10 1875, Columbus GA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, politician
    War Service August 1861 Col. of 17th Georgia, Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded Toombs' brigade at Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg, March 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Benning’s Bde/Hood's Divn at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, commanded B enning’s Bde/Field's Divn in Wilderness (w), Petersburg, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Lawyer
    Notes Known as "Old Rock"

    Name BENTON, Samuel
    Born October 18 1820, Williamson Cty TN
    Died July 28 1864, Griffin GA
    Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 9th Mississippi, Col. of 37th (later 34th) Mississippi, Shiloh, 1864 commanded 24th and 27th Mississippi, commanded 34th Mississippi in Atlanta campaign, Atlanta (w), died of wounds, promoted Brig. Gen. to rank from July 26 1864.
    Notes

    Name BLANCHARD, Albert Gallatin
    Born September 10 1810, Charlestown MA
    Died July 21 1891, New Orleans LA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, frontier and recruiting duty, resigned 1840, businessman, teacher, Mexican War, resigned US Army 1847, engineer.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, September 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Blanchard’s Bde/Huger’s Divn at Portsmouth, Seven Pines, conscripting and training duty.
    Post War Career Surveyor, engineer.
    Notes

    Name BOGGS, William Robertson
    Born March 18 1829, Augusta GA
    Died September 11 1911, Winston-Salem NC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, engineer and ordnance duties.
    War Service February 1861 Chief Engineer of Georgia, Capt. of ordnance under Beauregard at Charleston, engineer duties in Florida and Georgia, November 1862 Brig. Gen., served as Kirby Smith's chief of staff in Trans Mississippi.
    Post War Career Engineer, teacher, wrote memoirs.
    Notes


    Name BONHAM, Milledge Luke
    Born December 25 1813, Edgefield District SC
    Died August 27 1890, White Sulphur Springs NC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Seminole war, Mexican War, US congressman, Maj. Gen. of militia.
    War Service 1860 Maj. Gen. in South Carolina army, April 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army, commanded 1st Bde/Army of the Potomac at First Manassas, resigned January 1862 to sit in Confederate Congress, January 1863 Governor of South Carolina , reappointed Brig. Gen. February 1865, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, railroad commissioner.
    Notes

    Name BOWEN, John Stevens
    Born October 30 1830, Savannah GA
    Died July 13 1863, Raymond MS
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, frontier duty, resigned 1856, architect.
    War Service 1861 Camp Jackson (c), June 1861 Col. of 1st Missouri, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/Breckenridge's (Reserve) Corps at Shiloh (w), Vicksburg campaign, May 1863 Maj. Gen., Vicksburg (s), paroled, died as a result of illness contracted during the siege.
    Notes

    Name BRAGG, Braxton
    Born March 22 1817, Warrenton NC
    Died September 27 1876, Galveston TX
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole War, Mexican War, Lt. Col., resigned 1856, planter.
    War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. of Confederate Provisional Army, Pensacola-Mobile coast, September 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded II Corps at Shiloh, Corinth, April 1862 General, commanded the Army of Tennessee, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamau ga, Missionary Ridge, resigned his command, chief of staff to President Davis, commanded a division of the Army of Tennessee in Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Engineer
    Notes A friend of President Davis.
    Further reading
    McWhiney, Grady Braxton Bragg and Confederate defeat Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press 1991
    Seitz, Don Carlos Braxton Bragg, general of the Confederacy Freeport NY, Books for Libraries Press 1971

    Name BRANCH, Lawrence O'Bryan
    Born November 28 1820, Enfield NC
    Died September 17 1862, Sharpsburg MD
    Pre-War Profession Editor, lawyer, US Congressman
    War Service 1861 Quartermaster General of North Carolina, Col. of 33rd North Carolina, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded forces at New Bern, commanded Branch’s Bde/Hill's Light Division at Seven Days, Second Manassas, Chantilly, Sharpsburg (k ).
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    Name BRANDON, William Lindsay
    Born c 1801, Adams Cty MS
    Died October 8 1890, Wilkinson Cty MS
    Pre-War Profession Planter, politician, Maj. Gen. of militia.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 21st Mississippi, Malvern Hill (w), Gettysburg, Col., Chickamauga, Knoxville, June 1864 Brig. Gen., conscription duties in Mississippi
    Post War Career Planter
    Notes

    Name BRANTLEY, William Felix
    Born March 12 1830, Greene Cty AL
    Died November 2 1870, nr Winona MS
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Capt. of Wigfall Rifles in 15th (later 29th) Mississippi, Col., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Brantley’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Franklin, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Lawyer.
    Notes Assassinated as a result of a feud.

    Name BRATTON, John
    Born March 7 1831, Winnsboro SC
    Died January 12 1898, Winnsboro SC
    Pre-War Profession Physician
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in 6th South Carolina, Capt., Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w,c), exchanged several months later, Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Richmond, Wilderness, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Jenkins' Bde/Fields’ Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Farmer, politician
    Notes

    Name BRECKENRIDGE, John Cabell
    Born January 15 1821, Lexington KY
    Died May 17 1875, Lexington KY
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US Congressman, US Vice President.
    War Service November 1861 Brig. Gen., April 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Reserve Corps at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, commanded 1st Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, Jackson, commanded Breckenridge’s Divn/Hill’s Corps at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, commanded Dept of Southwest Tennessee, commanded Confederate forces at New Market, commanded a division at Cold Harbor, Early's Washington raid, Shenandoah campaign, February 1865 Secretary of War.
    Post War Career Exile in Cuba, returned to US, lawyer.
    Notes
    On the Internet Portrait of Gen. J C Breckenridge

    Name BREVARD, Theodore Washington
    Born August 26 1835, Tuskegee AL
    Died June 20 1882, Tallahassee FL
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Adjutant General for Florida
    War Service 1861 raised Brevard's Partisan Rangers, Maj., Olustee, December 1863 Col. of 11th Florida, Petersburg, March 1865 Brig. Gen., Sayler's Creek (c).
    Post War Career Lawyer
    Notes Last general officer appointed by President Davis.

    Name BROWN, John Calvin
    Born January 6 1827, Giles Cty TN
    Died August 17 1889, Red Boiling Springs TN
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Pvt., May 1861 Col. of 3rd Tennessee, Fort Donelson (c), exchanged after 6 months, August 1862 Brig. Gen., Perryville Tullahoma, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, August 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded 3rd Divn at Franklin (w), Greensboro.
    Post War Career Politician, governor of Tennessee, railroad president
    Notes

    Name BROWNE, William Montague
    Born July 7 1827, Cty Mayo Ireland
    Died April 28 1883, Athens GA
    Pre-War Profession British army in Crimean War, diplomat, newspaper editor.
    War Service 1861 aide to President Davis (Col. of cavalry), interim Secretary of State February - March 1862, conscription duties in Georgia, November 1864 Brig. Gen. (rejected by Senate), commanded an infantry brigade in Mercer’s Divn at Savan nah.
    Post War Career Lawyer, editor, writer, professor
    Notes
    Further reading
    Coulter, E. Merton William Montague Browne, versatile Anglo-Irish American, 1823-1883 Athens, University of Georgia Press 1967

    Name BRYAN, Goode
    Born August 31 1811, Hancock Cty GA
    Died August 16 1885, Augusta GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1834, resigned 1835, planter, Mexican War
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 16th Georgia, February 1862 Col., Peninsula, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Semmes’ Bde/Kershaw's Divn at Chickamauga, Knoxville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, C old Harbor, Petersburg, September 1864 resigned due to ill health.
    Post War Career
    Notes


    Name BUCKNER, Simon Bolivar
    Born April 1 1823, Hart Cty KY
    Died January 8 1914, Munfordville KY
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1844, Mexican War, resigned 1855, businessman, commander of Kentucky Sate Guard..
    War Service 1861 refused commission in Union army, September 1861 Brig. Gen., Fort Donelson (s), exchanged after 6 months, August 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded 3rd Divn at Perryville, coastal defenses in the Gulf, command of the Dept of East Tennessee, commanded a Corps at Chickamauga, September 1864 Lt. Gen. in Trans-Mississippi as Kirby Smith's chief of staff.
    Post War Career Newspaper editor, governor of Kentucky, Vice-presidential nominee 1896.
    Notes Last survivor of the top 3 grades of the Confederate army.
    On the Internet Portrait of Gen. S B Buckner
    Further reading
    Stickles, Arndt Mathis Simon Bolivar Buckner: borderland knight Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1940

    Name BUFORD, Abraham
    Born January 18 1820, Woodford Cty KY
    Died June 9 1884, Danville IN
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Mexican War, frontier duty, resigned 1854, rancher.
    War Service 1862 joined the Confederate army, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade of cavalry at Murfreesboro, commanded 3rd Bde/Loring’s Divn in Vicksburg campaign, commanded a brigade in Forrest's Corps, Spring Hill, retreat from Nashville (w), 1865 commanded all cavalry in Alabama, Selma.
    Post War Career Horse breeder, politician.
    Notes Two cousins were generals in the Union army.

    Name BULLOCK, Robert
    Born December 8 1828, Greenville NC
    Died July 27 1905, Ocala FL
    Pre-War Profession Court clerk, Seminole war.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 7th Florida, Lt. Col., Murfreesboro (w), 1863 Col., Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, November 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Bullock’s Bde/Bate's Divn at Spring Hill, Franklin, Murfreesboro (w).
    Post War Career Lawyer, judge, politician, US congressman
    Notes

    Name BUTLER, Matthew Calbraith
    Born March 8 1836, Greenville SC
    Died April 14 1909, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 Capt. in Hampton Legion, First Manassas, Maj., August 1862 Col. of 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg, Brandy station (w), September 1863 Brig. Gen., Trevilian Station, September 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Butler’s Divn/Cavalry Corps in Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Lawyer, US senator, Maj. Gen. of Volunteers in Spanish-American War, businessman.
    Notes Worked to integrate blacks into South Carolina politics.

    Name CABELL, William Lewis "Old Tige"
    Born January 1 1827, Danville VA
    Died February 22 1911, Dallas TX
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, Quartermaster's Dept.
    War Service 1861 Major, chief quartermaster to Beauregard, staff of J E Johnston, joined Van Dorn's cavalry, Elkhorn Tavern, Corinth (w), Iuka, January 1863 Brig. Gen. commanding cavalry in Arkansas and recruiting, Poison Spring, Sterling Price's raid (c).
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, lottery supervisor
    Notes
    Further reading
    Harvey, Paul Old Tige: General William L. Cabell, CSA Hillsboro TX, Hill Junior College Press 1970

    Name CAMPBELL, Alexander William
    Born June 4 1828, Nashville TN
    Died June 13 1893, Jackson TN
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Pvt, Maj., 1861 Col. of 33rd Tennessee, Shiloh (w), served on Polk's staff, volunteer and conscript duty in Tennessee, captured in July 1863, exchanged February 1865 and given command of a brigade in Jackson’s Divn/Forrest's Corps, March 1865 Brig. Gen..
    Post War Career Lawyer
    Notes

    Name CANTEY, James
    Born December 30 1818, Camden SC
    Died June 30 1874, Fort Mitchell AL
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Mexican War, planter.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 15th Alabama, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Cantey’s Divn at the start of the Atlanta campaign, then commanded Cantey’s Bde/Walthall’s Divn, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Planter
    Notes

    Name CAPERS, Ellison
    Born October 14 1837, Charleston SC
    Died April 22 1908, Columbia SC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated The Citadel 1857, teacher
    War Service 1861 Maj. of South Carolina Rifles, Fort Sumter, Lt. Col. of 24th South Carolina, Secessionville, Vicksburg campaign, Jackson (w), Chickamauga, commanded Gist's brigade in part of Atlanta campaign, Col., Franklin (w), March 1865 Brig. Gen., Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Minister, bishop.
    Notes

    Name CARROLL, William Henry
    Born 1810, Nashville TN
    Died May 3 1868, Montreal Canada
    Pre-War Profession Planter, postmaster.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 37th Tennessee, October 1861 Brig. Gen., Mill Springs, arrested under Bragg's orders for drunkenness, incompetence and neglect, resigned February 1863.
    Post War Career Moved to Canada.
    Notes

    Name CARTER, John Carpenter
    Born December 19 1837, Waynesboro GA
    Died December 10 1864, Franklin TN
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, teacher.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 38th Tennessee, Shiloh, 1862 Col., Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, commanded M J Wright's brigade in the Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Cheatham's division at Jonesboro, Franklin (mw).
    Notes

    Name CHALMERS, James Ronald
    Born January 11 1831, Halifax Cty VA
    Died April 9 1898, Memphis TN
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service March 1861 Capt. in 9th Mississippi, April 1861 Col., commanded a brigade at Pensacola, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/Bragg’s Corps at Shiloh, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Murfreesboro (w), transferred to cavalry, command 1st Cavalry Divn under Forrest, Ft Pillow, Franklin and Nashville campaign.
    Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman.
    Notes Earned high praise from Forrest at Shiloh

    Name CHAMBLISS, John Randolph Jr.
    Born January 23 1833, Hicksford VA
    Died August 16 1864, Charles City Road VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, resigned 1854, planter.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 41st Virginia, July 1861 Col. of 13th Virginia Cavalry, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg campaign, Chancellorsville campaign, Brandy Station, commanded Rooney Lee’s Bde at Aldie, Hanover, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, January 1864 Brig. Gen., Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Trevilian Station, Petersburg campaign (mw,c).
    Notes

    Name CHEATHAM, Benjamin Franklin
    Born October 20 1820, Nashville TN
    Died September 4 1886, Nashville TN
    Pre-War Profession Farmer, Mexican War, Maj. Gen. in Tennessee state militia, gold miner.
    War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. then Maj. Gen. in Provisional Army of Tennessee, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army, Belmont, March 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded 1st Divn/Polk’s Corps at Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, commanded Cheatham’s Divn/Polk’s Corps at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, commanded Cheatham’s Divn/Hardee’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Superintendent of prisons, postmaster.
    Notes Blamed by Hood for letting Schofield escape at Spring Hill.
    Further reading
    Losson, Christopher Tennessee's forgotten warriors : Frank Cheatham and his Confederate division Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press 1989

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    Name CHESNUT, James Jr.
    Born January 18 1815, Camden SC
    Died February 1 1885, Camden SC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US senator.
    War Service 1861 elected to CSA Congress, Col. on Beauregard's staff at Fort Sumter, First Manassas, staff of President Davis, April 1864 Brig. Gen., led reserves in South Carolina.
    Post War Career Politician
    Notes Husband of Mary Boykin Chesnut, diarist.

    Name CHILTON, Robert Hall
    Born February 25 1815, Loudoun Cty VA
    Died February 18 1879, Columbus GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Capt. of Dragoons, Mexican War, army paymaster.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. Adjutant and Inspector General's Dept., chief of staff to R E Lee, Brig. Gen. (confirmed February 1864 after 18 months), April 1864 relieved from duty at own request, Inspector general, May 1864 commanded near Richmond, Inspector general.
    Post War Career Manufacturer
    Notes Penned Lee's Lost Order.

    Name CHURCHILL, Thomas James
    Born March 10 1824, Jefferson Cty KY
    Died May 14 1905, Little Rock AR
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, farmer.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Wilson's Creek, March 1862 Brig. Gen., Elkhorn Tavern, Richmond KY, Arkansas Post (s), Red River campaign, Jenkins' Ferry, March 1865 Maj. Gen., surrendered in Texas.
    Post War Career Exile in Mexico, state treasurer of Arkansas, governor.
    Notes Shortages in accounts while he was state treasurer were attributed to poor bookkeeping.

    Name CLANTON, James Holt
    Born January 8 1827, Columbia Cty GA
    Died September 27 1871, Knoxville TN
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 Capt. of mounted troops, 1861 Col. of 1st Alabama Cavalry, Shiloh, Booneville, Polk's staff, November 1863 Brig. Gen., Atlanta campaign, commanded a mounted brigade in Alabama, Bluff Spring FL (w,c).
    Post War Career Lawyer.
    Notes Assassinated by a drunken ex-federal officer.

    Name CLARK, Charles
    Born May 24 1811, Lebanon OH
    Died December 18 1877, Bolivar Cty MS
    Pre-War Profession Teacher, planter, politician, Mexican War
    War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. then Maj. Gen. of state troops, May 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Divn/Polk’s Corps at Shiloh (w), Baton Rouge (w,c), paroled, resigned October 1863, governor of Mississippi.
    Post War Career Lawyer.
    Notes

    Name CLARK, John Bullock Jr.
    Born January 14 1831, Fayette MO
    Died September 7 1903, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Lt. then Capt. of 6th Missouri, Maj., Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Col., commanded a brigade at Elkhorn Tavern, March 1864 Brig. Gen., Price's Missouri raid.
    Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman, Clerk of the House, lawyer.
    Notes

    Name CLAYTON, Henry DeLamar
    Born March 7 1827, Pulaski Cty GA
    Died October 13 1889, Tuscaloosa AL
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
    War Service March 1861 Col. of 1st Alabama, recruited and commanded 39th Alabama, Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro (w), April 1863 Brig. Gen., Chickamauga (w), Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded A P Stewart's Divn at Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Judge, university president.
    Notes Performed well in the rear guard after Nashville.

    Name CLEBURNE, Patrick Ronayne
    Born March 17 1828, County Cork Ireland
    Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
    Pre-War Profession Served in 41st Regiment, British Army, emigrated to US, pharmacist, lawyer.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 15th Arkansas, 1861 Col., March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/Hardee’s Corps at Shiloh, commanded two brigades at Richmond KY (w), December 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded 2nd Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, commanded 2nd Divn/Hill’s Corps at Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill at Chattanooga (where he stopped Sherman), commanded 2nd Divn/Hardee’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Franklin (k).
    Notes A great combat general whose career was damaged by his proposal to muster slaves as combat soldiers.
    Further reading
    Maguire, John Francis The Irish in America New York, D.& J. Sadlier 1884
    Nash, Charles Edward Biographical sketches of Gen. Pat Cleburne and Gen. T. C. Hindman, together with humorous anecdotes and reminiscences of the late Civil War Dayton OH, Press of Morningside Bookshop 1977
    Purdue, Howell Pat Cleburne, Confederate general : a biography Tuscaloosa AL, Portals Press 1977

    Name CLINGMAN, Thomas Lanier
    Born July 27 1812, Huntsville NC
    Died November 3 1897, Morgantown NC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman, US senator
    War Service 1861 Col. of 25th North Carolina, New Bern, May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Clingman’s Bde/Hoke’s Divn at Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad (w).
    Post War Career Lawyer, surveyor.
    Notes

    Name COBB, Howell
    Born September 7 1815, Jefferson Cty GA
    Died October 9 1868, New York NY
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman, Speaker of the House, Governor of Georgia, Secretary of the Treasury
    War Service Confederate congressman, July 1861 Col. of 16th Georgia, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Cobb’s Bde/McLaws' Divn in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, September 1863 Maj. Gen. in command of Dist. of Georgia and Florida.
    Post War Career Lawyer
    Notes In Georgia, worked to resolve differences between Governor Brown and President Davis.
    Further reading
    Simpson, John Eddins Howell Cobb: the politics of ambition Chicago, Adams Press 1973

    Name COBB, Thomas Reade Rootes
    Born April 10 1823, Jefferson Cty GA
    Died December 13 1862, Fredericksburg VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, writer
    War Service August 1861 Col. of Cobb's Legion, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg campaign, November 1862, commanded Cobb’s Bde/McLaws' Divn at Fredericksburg (mw).
    Notes Brother of Howell Cobb.
    Further reading
    McCash, William B Thomas R. R. Cobb (1823-1862) : the making of a southern nationalist Macon GA, Mercer University Press 1983

    Name COCKE, Philip St George
    Born April 17 1809, Fluvanna Cty VA
    Died December 26 1861, Powhatan Cty VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, resigned 1834, farmer, writer.
    War Service April 1861 Brig. Gen. in Virginia forces, First Manassas, October 1861 Brig. Gen. CSA, returned home in poor health, suicide.
    Notes

    Name COCKRELL, Francis Marion
    Born October 1 1834, Johnson City MO
    Died December 13 1915, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Pvt. then Capt. in Missouri State Guard, 3rd Missouri, Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, Col. of 1st Missouri, Vicksburg campaign (c), paroled, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Cockrell’s Bde/French’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin (w), Mobile (c).
    Post War Career Lawyer, US senator.
    Notes
    Further reading
    Cockrell, Francis Marion The Senator from Missouri; the life and times of Francis Marion Cockrell New York, Exposition Press 1962
    Gottschalk, Phil In deadly earnest : the history of the First Missouri Brigade, CSA Columbia MO, Missouri River Press 1991

    Name COLQUITT, Alfred Holt
    Born April 20 1824, Walton City GA
    Died March 26 1894, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, US congressman
    War Service May 1861 Col. of 6th Georgia, Peninsula, Seven Days, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Colquitt’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Olustee, commanded Colquitt’s Bde/Hoke’s Divn at Drewry's Bluff, Petersburg.
    Post War Career Lawyer, farmer, governor of Georgia, US senator
    Notes

    Name COLSTON, Raleigh Edward
    Born October 31 1825, Paris France
    Died July 29 1896, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1846, professor
    War Service May 1861 Col. of 16th Virginia, December 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Colston’s Bde/Longstreet's Divn at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, commanded Trimble’s Divn at Chancellorsville (relieved of command), assigned to Petersburg, commanded forces at Lynchburg.
    Post War Career Col. in Egyptian army
    Notes

    Name CONNER, James
    Born September 1 1829, Charleston SC
    Died June 26 1883, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US district attorney
    War Service 1861 Capt. of the Montgomery Guards, Fort Sumter, may 1861 Capt. in Hampton Legion, First Manassas, Maj., Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, June 1862 Col. of 22nd North Carolina, Gaines Mill (w), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, June 1864 Brig. Gen. commanded Kershaw's Bde/Kershaw's Divn at Petersburg, Cedar Creek (w).
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
    Notes

    Name COOK, Philip
    Born July 31 1817, Twiggs Cty GA
    Died May 21 1894, Atlanta GA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service May 1861 Pvt. in 4th Georgia, Seven Days (w), Lt. Col., Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Col., Second Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), granted leave to sit in Georgia legislature, August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Doles' Bde/Rodes' Divn, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (w), Cedar Creek, Fort Stedman (w), captured in hospital.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician
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    Name COOKE, John Rogers
    Born June 9 1833, Jefferson Barracks MO
    Died April 10 1891, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession 1855 commissioned 2nd Lt. US 8th Infantry
    War Service 1861 Lt., First Manassas, April 1862 Col. of 27th North Carolina, Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Cooke’s Bde/Ransom's Divn at Fredericksburg, Bristoe Station (w), Wilderness (w), commanded Cooke’s Bde/Heth’s Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Merchant, co-founded Confederate Soldiers' Home.
    Notes Son of US General Philip St George Cooke, and brother-in-law of J E B Stuart

    Name COOPER, Douglas Hancock
    Born November 1 1815, Amite Cty (?) MS
    Died April 29 1879, Bryan Cty OK
    Pre-War Profession Planter, Mexican War, Indian agent
    War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles, Elkhorn Tavern, Newtonia, Honey Springs, May 1863 Brig. Gen., district command of Indian Territory
    Post War Career Supporter of Indian claims against the government
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    Name COOPER, Samuel
    Born June 12 1798, Hackensack NJ
    Died December 3 1876, Alexandria VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1815, Seminole War, 1852 Adjutant General
    War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. (Regular) in Confederate Army, Adjutant General and Inspector General, August 1861 General.
    Post War Career Farmer
    Notes At the end of the War, handed all records intact to Federal authorities.

    Name CORSE, Montgomery Dent
    Born March 14 1816, Alexandria VA
    Died February 11 1895, Alexandria VA
    Pre-War Profession Gold miner, Mexican War, banker, militia officer.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 17th Virginia, Blackburn's Ford, First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Sharpsburg (w), November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Corse’s Bde/Pickett's Divn at Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Drewry's Bluff, New Bern, Petersburg, Five Forks, Sayler's Creek (c).
    Post War Career Banker
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    Name COSBY, George Blake
    Born January 19 1830, Louisville KY
    Died June 29 1909, Oakland CA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, frontier duty, instructor at West Point.
    War Service 1861 staff Major, Fort Donelson (s), January 1863 Brig. Gen., command of Van Dorn's cavalry, Vicksburg campaign, served in East Tennessee.
    Post War Career Farmer
    Notes

    Name COX, William Ruffin
    Born March 11 1832, Halifax Cty NC
    Died December 26 1919, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, planter
    War Service 1861 Maj. in 2nd North Carolina, Seven Days, Lt. Col., Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Col., Chancellorsville (w), Kelly's Ford (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, June 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Cox’s Bde/Ramseur’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Petersburg, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Politician, judge, US congressman, Secretary of the Senate.
    Notes

    Name CRITTENDEN, George Bibb
    Born March 20 1812, Russellville KY
    Died November 27 1880, Danville KY
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, Black Hawk war, 1833 resigned, Texas army, Mexican War, remained in the US army, resigned 1861.
    War Service August 1861 Brig. Gen., November 1861 Maj. Gen., invasion of Kentucky, Mill Springs, court martial for drunkenness, resigned October 1862, served in subordinate capacities in western Virginia.
    Post War Career State librarian of Kentucky.
    Notes Brother of Union general T L Crittenden.

    Name *******, Alfred
    Born January 30 1829, Augusta GA
    Died December 5 1910, Rome GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, Mormon expedition, resigned 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of Augusta Volunteer Bn, Maj. in 1st Georgia, Lt. Col. of 10th Georgia, Peninsula campaign, Malvern Hill (w), Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Col., October 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/Stevenson’s Divn at Champion's Hill, Vicksburg (s), paroled, commanded *******’s Bde/Stevenson's Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Snake Creek Gap, Resaca, Jonesboro (w).
    Post War Career Farmer, American Military Commission to Korea.
    Notes

    Name DANIEL, Junius
    Born June 27 1828, Halifax NC
    Died May 13 1864, Spotsylvania Court House VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851, frontier duty, resigned 1858, planter.
    War Service June 1861 Col. of 14th North Carolina, Col. of 45th North Carolina, commanded 3rd Bde/Holmes' Divn at Seven Days, September 1862 Brig. Gen., served in North Carolina, commanded Daniel’s Bde/Rodes' Divn at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania (mw).
    Notes

    Name DAVIDSON, Henry Brevard
    Born January 28 1831, Shelbyville TN
    Died March 4 1899, Livermore CA
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, graduated West Point 1853, frontier duty.
    War Service 1861 staff Major, 1862 Col., Island No 10 (c), released, August 1863 Brig. Gen. with a brigade in Wheeler's cavalry, commanded Davidson’s Bde/Pegram’s Divn at Chickamauga, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Lomax’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Civil engineer, agent of Southern Pacific Railroad.
    Notes

    Name DAVIS, Joseph Robert
    Born January 12 1825, Woodville MS
    Died September 15 1896, Biloxi MS
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 Capt., Lt. Col. of 10th Mississippi, served as Col. on the President's staff, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Davis’ Bde/Heth's division at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Lawyer
    Notes Nephew of Jefferson Davis

    Name DAVIS, William George Mackey
    Born May 9 1812, Portsmouth VA
    Died March 11 1898, Alexandria VA
    Pre-War Profession Sailor, journalist, editor, cotton speculator, judge.
    War Service January 1862 Col. of 1st Florida (which he recruited and equipped), elected to Confederate Congress, served in Tennessee, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded the Dept. of East Tennessee, May 1863 resigned, lived in Richmond, operated a fleet of blockade runners from Wilmington NC.
    Post War Career Lawyer.
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    Name DEARING, James
    Born April 25 1840, Campbell Cty VA
    Died April 23 1865, Lynchburg VA
    Pre-War Profession West Point - appointed 1858, resigned 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. in Washington Artillery, Peninsula, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Maj., commanded a Battalion in Longstreet's artillery, Gettysburg, commanded Pickett's cavalry in North Carolina, April 1864 Lt. Col. in command of Horse Artillery of ANV, April 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Dearing’s Bde/W H F Lee’s Divn at Petersburg, near Appomattox (mw).
    Notes Last confederate general to die of wounds received in action.
    Further reading
    Parker, William L General James Dearing, CSA Lynchburg VA, H.E. Howard 1990

    Name DEAS, Zachariah Cantey
    Born October 25 1819, Camden SC
    Died March 6 1882, New York NY
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, cotton broker
    War Service 1861 Col. of 22nd Alabama (which he raised and financed), Shiloh (w), Kentucky invasion, December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/Polk’s Corps at Murfreesboro, commanded Deas’ Bde/Hindman’s Divn at Chickamauga, Atlanta campaign, Franklin, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Cotton broker.
    Notes
    On the Internet Biographical Sketches of Commanders Related to the 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Chickamauga

    Name DE LAGNEL, Julius Adolph
    Born July 24 1827, Newark NJ
    Died June 3 1912, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession 1847 appointed to US army 2nd Lt. of Artillery, resigned 1861.
    War Service March 1861 staff Capt., Rich Mountain (w,c), exchanged a year later, Maj. of 20th Bn of Virginia Artillery, declined Brig. Gen. July 1862, Lt. Col. in Ordnance Bureau, inspector of arsenals.
    Post War Career Steamship business.
    Notes

    Name DESHLER, James
    Born February 18 1833, Tuscumbia AL
    Died September 20 1863, Chickamauga GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, cavalry service in the West.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in artillery, Allegheny Summit (w), Col. of artillery, Seven Days, Trans Mississippi, Arkansas Post (s), July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Deshler’s Bde/Cleburne's Divn at Chickamauga (k).
    Notes

    Name DIBRELL, George Gibbs
    Born April 12 1822, Sparta TN
    Died May 9 1888, Sparta TN
    Pre-War Profession Merchant, politician
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in 25th Tennessee, Lt. Col., Mill Springs, raised 8th Tennessee Cavalry under Forrest, Murfreesboro, Tullahoma campaign, Atlanta campaign, Savannah, January 1865 Brig. Gen., Carolinas, joined President Davis in his flight.
    Post War Career Businessman, railroad president, US congressman.
    Notes

    Name DOCKERY, Thomas Pleasant
    Born December 18 1833, NC
    Died February 27 1898, New York NY
    Pre-War Profession
    War Service Col. of Arkansas state troops, Wilson's Creek, Corinth, commanded 2nd Bde/Bowen’s Divn at Vicksburg (c), paroled, August 1863 Brig. Gen., Camden expedition, Jenkins' Ferry.
    Post War Career Civil engineer
    Notes

    Name DOLES, George Pierce
    Born May 14 1830, Milledgeville GA
    Died June 2 1864, Bethesda Church VA
    Pre-War Profession Businessman, Capt. of Baldwin Blues militia co.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th Georgia, May 1861 Col., Malvern Hill (w), South Mountain, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Doles’ Bde/D H Hill’s Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Doles’ Bde/Rodes’ Divn at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (k).
    Notes His brigade recaptured the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania.

    Name DONELSON, Daniel Smith
    Born June 23 1801, Sumner Cty TN
    Died April 17 1863, Montvale Springs TN
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1825, resigned 1826, planter, politician
    War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. of state troops, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army, served in West Virginia, then in Charleston, commanded 1st Bde/Cheatham’s Divn at Murfreesboro, commanded the Dept of East Tennessee, died of natural causes, 22 April 1863 Maj. Gen.
    Notes Selected the sites for Forts Henry and Donelson

    Name DRAYTON, Thomas Fenwick
    Born August 24 1808, Charleston SC
    Died February 18 1891, Florence SC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1828, resigned 1836, planter, railroad director, politician
    War Service September 1861 Brig. Gen., Port Royal, commanded Drayton’s Bde/D R Jones' Divn at Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, performed poorly, transferred to Trans Mississippi.
    Post War Career Farmer, insurance agent.
    Notes Life-long friend of President Davis

    Name DUBOSE, Dudley McIver
    Born October 28 1834, Shelby Cty TN
    Died March 2 1883, Washington GA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Lt. in 15th Georgia, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, January 1863 Col., Gettysburg, Chickamauga (w), Wilderness, November 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded DuBose’s Bde/Kershaw’s Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox campaign, Sayler's Creek (c).
    Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman.
    Notes Married the daughter of Robert Toombs

    Name DUKE, Basil Wilson
    Born May 28 1838, Georgetown KY
    Died September 16 1916, New York NY
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 with Thompson's Partisan Rangers, Pvt. in Lexington Rifles, 2nd Lt. later Lt. Col. of 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Shiloh, Morgan's Ohio raid (c), exchanged in 1864, served in Eastern Kentucky and western Virginia, September 1864 promoted Brig. Gen. and took command of Morgan's cavalry, escort for President Davis and fugitive Confederate government.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, wrote memoirs, editor.
    Notes Brother-in-law of John Hunt Morgan
    Further reading
    Duke, Basil W History of Morgan's Cavalry 1867
    Duke, Basil W Reminiscences of General Basil W Duke 1911

    Name DUNCAN, Johnson Kelly
    Born March 19 1827, York PA
    Died December 18 1862, Knoxville TN
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, Seminole war, surveyed railroad routes, resigned 1855, civil engineer.
    War Service 1861 Col. of artillery defending forts around New Orleans, January 1862 Brig. Gen., captured when the New Orleans forts fell, exchanged, assigned to Bragg's staff, died of fever.
    Notes

    Name DUNOVANT, John
    Born March 5 1825, Chester SC
    Died October 1 1864, James River VA
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, commissioned 1855 as Capt. of US 10th Infantry, resigned December 1860.
    War Service 1860 Maj. in Provisional army of South Carolina, Fort Sumter, Col. of 1st South Carolina, defense of Charleston, June 1862 dismissed for drunkenness, January 1863 appointed Col. of 5th South Carolina Cavalry, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Trevilian Station, Petersburg, August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Dunovant’s Bde/Butler’s Divn, Vaughan Road (nr James River) (k).
    Notes

    Name EARLY, Jubal Anderson
    Born November 3 1816, Franklin Cty VA
    Died March 2 1894, Lynchburg VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole war, lawyer, politician, Mexican War
    War Service 1861 Col. of state forces, May 1861 Col. of 24th Virginia, Blackburn's Ford, First Manassas, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Early’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn in the Peninsula campaign, Williamsburg (w), commanded Elzey's Bde/Ewell’s Divn at Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, commanded Ewell’s Divn/II Corps at Fredericksburg, January 1863 Maj. Gen., Chancellorsville, commanded Early’s Divn/II Corps at Gettysburg, Wilderness, May 1864 Lt. Gen., Cold Harbor, Monocacy, burnt Chambersburg PA, Fisher's Hill, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Waynesborough.
    Post War Career Fled to Mexico, returned, lawyer, wrote memoirs, lottery supervisor
    Notes A profane, cantankerous, fighter.
    Further reading
    Bushong, Millard Kessler Old Jube : a biography of General Jubal A. Early Shippensburg PA, Beidel Printing House, 1985
    Cooling, B. Franklin Jubal Early's raid on Washington 1864 Baltimore, Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America 1989
    Early, Jubal Anderson Jubal Early's memoirs : autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War between the States Baltimore, Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America 1989
    Vandiver, Frank Everson Jubal's raid : General Early's famous attack on Washington in 1864 Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press 1992

    Name ECHOLS, John
    Born March 20 1823, Lynchburg VA
    Died May 24 1896, Staunton VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 recruiting, Lt. Col. of 27th Virginia, First Manassas, Col., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Kernstown (w), April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Army of Southwestern Virginia, New Market, Cold Harbor, commanded Dist. of Southwest Virginia.
    Post War Career Lawyer, banker, railroad executive.
    Notes

    Name ECTOR, Matthew Duncan
    Born February 28 1822, Putnam Cty GA
    Died October 29 1879, Tyler TX
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 Pvt., brigade adjutant, 1862 Col. of 14th Texas Cavalry, August 1862 Brig. Gen., Bragg's invasion of Kentucky, Richmond KY, commanded 1st Bde/McCown’s Divn at Murfreesboro, Vicksburg campaign, Chickamauga, commanded Ector’s Bde/French’s Divn in Atlanta campaign (w), defense of Mobile (s).
    Post War Career Lawyer, judge.
    Notes

    Name ELLIOTT, Stephen Jr.
    Born October 26 1830, Beaufort SC
    Died February 21 1866, Aiken SC
    Pre-War Profession Planter, politician.
    War Service 1861 Capt. of Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, Fort Sumter, Port Royal, Lt. Col., chief of artillery in Third Military District, Col. of Holcombe's Legion at Petersburg , May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Evans’ Bde/Gordon’s Divn at the Crater (w), Bentonville (w).
    Post War Career Elected to SC legislature, but died before taking office.
    Notes Experimented with torpedoes off Charleston.

    Name ELZEY (JONES), Arnold
    Born December 18 1816, Somerset Cty MD
    Died February 21 1871, Baltimore MD
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837 (dropped the name Jones), Seminole uprising, Mexican War, command of US Arsenal at Augusta GA in 1861.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Maryland, First Manassas, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 4th Bde/Ewell’s Divn in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Gaines' Mill (w), December 1862 Maj. Gen., command of the Dept of Richmond, chief of artillery in Army of Tennessee.
    Post War Career Farmer
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    Name EVANS, Clement Anselm
    Born February 25 1833, Stewart Cty GA
    Died July 2 1911, Atlanta GA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, politician
    War Service November 1861 Maj. of 31st Georgia, April 1862 Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days (w), Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), Gettysburg (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, May 1864 Brig. Gen., Monocacy (w), commanded Gordon’s Divn/II Corps at Petersburg, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Minister, editor of Confederate Military History 1899.
    Notes Five times wounded during the course of his military career.

    Name EVANS, Nathan George "Shanks"
    Born February 3 1824, Marion SC
    Died November 23 1868, Midway AL
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, frontier duty.
    War Service February 1861 Maj. in South Carolina provisional army, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Col., Ball's Bluff, October 1861 Brig. Gen., Second Manassas, commanded a division temporarily in the Sharpsburg campaign, Vicksburg campaign, tried for intemperance and disobedience, acquitted but lost command, returned to duty 1864, fled Richmond with President Davis.
    Post War Career High school principal.
    Notes

    Name EWELL, Richard Stoddert
    Born February 8 1817, Georgetown DC
    Died January 25 1872, Spring Hill TN
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, Mexican War, resigned May 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of Virginia forces, staff Col. in Confederate army, June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde at First Manassas, January 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Ewell’s Divn in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas (lost a leg at Groveton), May 1863 Lt. Gen., commanded II Corps, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, retired due to poor health, Richmond defenses, Sayler's Creek (c).
    Post War Career Farmer.
    Notes Blamed for not taking Cemetery Hill on July 1.
    On the Internet General Richard Stoddert Ewell
    Further reading
    Martin, Samuel J The road to glory : Confederate General Richard S. Ewell Indianapolis, Guild Press of Indiana 1991

    Name FAGAN, James Fleming
    Born March 1 1828, Clark Cty KY
    Died September 1 1893, Little Rock AR
    Pre-War Profession Farmer, politician, Mexican War
    War Service 1861 Capt. of company that he raised, May 1861 Col. of 1st Arkansas, Shiloh, September 1862 Brig. Gen., Prairie Grove, Camden expedition, April 1864 Maj. Gen., Price's Missouri raid.
    Post War Career Farmer, US marshal
    Notes

    Name FEATHERSTON, Winfield Scott
    Born August 8 1820, Murfreesboro TN
    Died May 28 1891, Holly Springs MS
    Pre-War Profession Creek war, lawyer, US congressman,
    War Service 1861 Col. of 17th Mississippi, Ball's Bluff, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Featherston’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn at Yorktown, Peninsula campaign, commanded 6th Bde/Longstreet's Divn at Gaines' Mill (w), Second Manassas, commanded Featherston’s Bde/R H Anderson's Divn at Fredericksburg, commanded Featherston’s Bde/Loring's Divn in the Vicksburg campaign, Atlanta campaign, Franklin, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, judge.
    Notes

    Name FERGUSON, Samuel Wragg
    Born November 3 1834, Charleston SC
    Died February 3 1917, Jackson MS
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, Mormon expedition, resigned 1861.
    War Service 1861 South Carolina provisional army, Beauregard's staff, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Shiloh, Corinth, Lt. Col. of 28th Mississippi Cavalry, Vicksburg campaign, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Ferguson’s Bde/Jackson’s cavalry Divn in the Atlanta campaign, Carolinas campaign, fled with President Davis.
    Post War Career Lawyer, civil engineer, tried to serve in Spanish-American war.
    Notes Although not highly rated by Wheeler, he fought well against Sherman in the Carolinas.
    Further reading
    Lowrey, James Marvin Samuel Wragg Ferguson, Brig. General, CSA, and wife Catherine Lee J.M. Lowrey 1994

    Name FIELD, Charles William
    Born April 6 1828, Woodford Cty KY
    Died April 9 1892, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, resigned 1861.
    War Service September 1861 Col. of 6th Virginia Cavalry, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Hill's Light Division in Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas (w), superintendent of the Bureau of Conscription, February 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Hood's Divn/I Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Fort Harrison, Darbytown Road, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Businessman, Egyptian army, doorkeeper of US House of Representatives, civil engineer, superintendent of Indian reservation.
    Notes Longstreet opposed his appointment to divisional command because of his infirmity due to the wound he suffered at Second Manassas. Longstreet was rebuked by President Davis. Field fully justified his promotion.

    Name FINEGAN, Joseph
    Born November 17 1814, Clones, Ireland
    Died October 29 1885, Rutledge FL
    Pre-War Profession Emigrated in his 20s, lumber miller, lawyer, railroad constructor, judge.
    War Service 1861 in charge of military affairs for the state of Florida, April 1862 Brig. Gen., Departmental commander in Florida, Olustee, May 1864 transferred to Virginia, commanded Finegan’s Bde/Mahone's Divn at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Florida.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, cotton broker.
    Notes

    Name FINLEY, Jesse Johnson
    Born November 18 1812, Wilson Cty TN
    Died November 6 1904, Lake City FL
    Pre-War Profession Seminole war of 1836, lawyer, politician, judge.
    War Service March 1862 Pvt. in 6th Florida, April 1862 Col., Kentucky campaign, Chickamauga, November 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Finley’s Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Resaca (w), Jonesboro (w), president of courts-martial.
    Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman, refused seat as a senator on a technicality, judge.
    Notes


    Name FLOYD, John Buchanan
    Born June 1 1806, Montgomery Cty VA
    Died August 26 1863, Abingdon VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, cotton planter, politician, governor, Secretary of War to President Buchanan, resigned December 1860.
    War Service May 1861 Brig. Gen., West Virginia campaign, Fort Donelson (transferred command to General Pillow), March 1862 relieved of his command in Nashville for desertion, Maj. Gen. of Virginia state troops, raised a band of partisans, his health was ruined by campaigning.
    Notes Accused by the North of transferring materiel to Southern arsenals prior to the War.

    Name FORNEY, John Horace
    Born August 12 1829, Lincolnton NC
    Died September 13 1902, Jacksonville AL
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, frontier duty, Utah expedition, teacher at West Point.
    War Service 1861 Alabama state service, Col. of artillery, March 1861 Capt. in Confederate army, raised 10th Alabama, June 1861 Col., First Manassas, Dranesville (w), March 1862 Brig. Gen., Mobile, October 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Forney’s Divn at Vicksburg (s), quickly exchanged, parole and exchange duty in Mississippi, commander of district of Texas.
    Post War Career Operated a military academy, surveyor, civil engineer.
    Notes Brother of William Henry Forney.

    Name FORNEY, William Henry
    Born November 9 1823, Lincolnton NC
    Died January 16 1894, Jacksonville AL
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 10th Alabama, Dranesville (w), Lt. Col., Peninsula campaign, Williamsburg (w,c), exchanged after four months, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), Gettysburg (w,c), Petersburg campaign, February 1865 Brig. Gen., Appomattox.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, US congressman.
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    Name FORREST, Nathan Bedford
    Born July 13 1821, Bedford Cty TN
    Died October 29 1877, Memphis TN
    Pre-War Profession Planter, slave dealer
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in Confederate army, raised 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Lt. Col., Fort Donelson, Col. of 3rd Tennessee Cavalry, Shiloh (w), July 1862 Brig. Gen., raided communications in Tennessee, Chickamauga, December 1863 Maj. Gen., given independent command, Fort Pillow, Brice's Cross Roads, commanded cavalry in Hood's Franklin and Nashville campaign, February 1865 Lt. Gen., Selma.
    Post War Career Planter, railroad president.
    Notes The greatest cavalry leader of the War. Associated with the Ku Klux Klan for a time after the War.
    On the Internet Nathan Bedford Forrest
    Further reading
    Bearss, Edwin C Forrest at Brice's Cross Roads and in north Mississippi in 1864Dayton OH, Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1979
    Henry, Robert Selph "First with the most" Forrest Westport CT, Greenwood Press 1974
    Williams, Edward F. Fustest with the mostest; the military career of Tennessee's greatest Confederate, Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Memphis, Distributed by Southern Books 1969
    Wills, Brian Steel A battle from the start : the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest New York, Harper Collins 1992
    Wyeth, John A. That devil Forrest : life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1989

    Name FRAZER, John Wesley
    Born January 6 1827, Hardin Cty TN
    Died March 31 1906, New York NY
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, garrison duty, resigned March 1861
    War Service 1861 Capt. of CSA infantry, Lt. Col. of 8th Alabama, Col. of 28th Alabama, Kentucky campaign, May 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in eastern Tennessee, Cumberland Gap, surrendered the garrison, commission rejected by the Senate, imprisoned at Fort Warren until the end of the War.
    Post War Career Planter, businessman.
    Notes

    Name FRENCH, Samuel Gibbs
    Born November 22 1818, Gloucester Cty NJ
    Died April 20 1910, Florala FL
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican War, resigned 1856, planter.
    War Service 1861 Chief of ordnance of Mississippi, April 1861 Maj. of CSA artillery, October 1861 Brig. Gen., served on the Virginia peninsula, August 1862 Maj. Gen., served in Petersburg and Suffolk districts, served in North Carolina, commanded French’s Divn/Polk’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Allatoona, Franklin, relieved because of an eye infection, Mobile.
    Post War Career Planter, wrote memoirs.
    Notes

    Name FROST, Daniel Marsh
    Born August 9 1823, Schenectady Cty NY
    Died October 29 1900, St Louis MO
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1844, Mexican War, resigned 1853, manufacturer, politician, Brig. Gen. of Missouri militia.
    War Service 1861 surrendered Camp Jackson to Union Gen. Lyon, March 1862 Brig. Gen., declined a command at Pea Ridge, Bragg's staff, Prairie Grove, 1863 fled to Canada because of pressure on his wife in Missouri, December 1863 dropped from the army's rolls.
    Post War Career Returned to Missouri, farmed.
    Notes

    Name FRY, Birkett Davenport
    Born June 24 1822, Kanawha Cty WV
    Died January 21 1891, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession West Point class of 1846 but did not graduate, Mexican War, filibustered in Nicaragua, cotton manufacturer.
    War Service July 1861 Col. of 13th Alabama, Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg (w), Chancellorsville (w), Gettysburg, Pickett's Charge (w,c), exchanged after nine months, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Walker’s and Archer’s Bdes/Heth’s Divn at Cold Harbor, commanded walker’s Bde/Heth’s Divn at Petersburg, commanded a district in South Carolina and Georgia.
    Post War Career Emigrated to Cuba, returned 1868, businessman.
    Notes

    Name GANO, Richard Montgomery
    Born June 17 1830, Bourbon Cty KY
    Died March 27 1913, Dallas TX
    Pre-War Profession Doctor, politician.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in Morgan's cavalry, Kentucky invasion, 1863 Col. of 7th Kentucky Cavalry, transferred to Trans Mississippi, Camden campaign, appointed Brig. Gen. by Kirby Smith (confirmed by President Davis in March 1865).
    Post War Career Clergyman
    Notes

    Name GARDNER, Franklin
    Born January 29 1823, New York NY
    Died April 29 1873, Vermillionville LA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican War, frontier duty, dropped from rolls May 1861.
    War Service March 1861 Lt. Col. of CSA infantry, commanded a cavalry brigade at Shiloh, April 1862 Brig. Gen., Kentucky invasion, December 1862 Maj. Gen. (confirmed June 1864), commanded at Port Hudson (s), exchanged after one year, served in Dept. of East Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama.
    Post War Career Planter.
    Notes Stubbornly defended Port Hudson.

    Name GARDNER, William Montgomery
    Born June 8 1824, Augusta GA
    Died June 16 1901, Memphis TN
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, resigned January 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 8th Georgia, First Manassas (w - incapacitated for field service), November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded District of Middle Florida, Olustee, 1864 commandant of prisons east of the Mississippi, Richmond.
    Post War Career
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    Name GARLAND, Samuel Jr.
    Born December 16 1830, Lynchburg VA
    Died September 14 1862, Fox's Gap MD
    Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1849, lawyer, Capt. of Lynchburg Home Guard militia.
    War Service April 1861 Capt. then Col. of 11th Virginia, First Manassas, Dranesville, Willliamsburg (w), May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Garland’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn at Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas campaign, South Mountain (mw).
    Notes

    Name GARNETT, Richard Brooke
    Born November 21 1817, Essex Cty VA
    Died July 3 1863, Gettysburg PA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Seminole war, resigned May 1861.
    War Service 1861 Maj. in Confederate army, November 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Army, commanded Stonewall Bde in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Kernstown (charged but not tried by Jackson), commanded Garnett’s Bde/Pickett’s Divn at South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg , Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg (k).
    Notes At Gettysburg, he was too ill to walk and rode at the head of his troops.

    Name GARNETT, Robert Seldon
    Born December 16 1819, Essex Cty VA
    Died July 13 1861, Corrick's Ford VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Mexican War, Commandant of cadets at West Point, Maj. 9th Infantry, resigned April 1861.
    War Service April 1861 Adjutant General of Virginia troops, June 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Army, commanded in Northwestern Virginia, Corrick's Ford (mw,c).
    Notes Designed the Great Seal of the State of California. First General from either side to fall in battle.
    Further reading
    Guie, Heister Dean Bugles in the valley; Garnett's Fort Simcoe Yakima WA 1956

    Name GARROTT, Isham Warren
    Born 1816, Anson Cty NC
    Died June 17 1863, Vicksburg MS
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 aided in recruiting 20th Alabama, Col., Mobile, Port Gibson, Vicksburg campaign, Vicksburg (k), commission as Brig. Gen. (June 1863) received after his death.
    Notes

    Name GARTRELL, Lucius Jeremiah
    Born January 7 1821, Wilkes Cty GA
    Died April 7 1891, Atlanta GA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman.
    War Service 1861 raised 7th Georgia, May 1861 Col., First Manassas, January 1862 resigned to sit in Confederate Congress, returned to army, August 1864 Brig. Gen., recruited four regiments of Georgia reserves, opposed Sherman's march, Coosawhatchie (w).
    Post War Career Lawyer
    Notes A strong opponent of the Davis administration.

    Name GARY, Martin Witherspoon
    Born March 25 1831, Cokesbury SC
    Died April 9 1881, Edgefield Cty SC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 Capt. in Hampton Legion, First Manassas (commanded Legion), Lt. Col., May 1862 Col., Peninsula, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Chickamauga, Knoxville, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded a cavalry brigade in Hoke’s Divn in Petersburg campaign, after Appomattox joined President Davis in his flight.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician
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    Name GATLIN, Richard Caswell
    Born January 18 1809, Lenoir Cty NC
    Died September 8 1896, Mt Nebo AR
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, Mexican War, Seminole war, Utah expedition, April 1861 captured by Arkansas state forces at Fort Smith.
    War Service 1861 Adjutant general of North Carolina and Col. in Confederate army, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Department of North Carolina, criticized for loss of Fort Hatteras and New Bern, relieved of command, September 1862 resigned commission, served as state adjutant general.
    Post War Career Farmer
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    Name GHOLSON, Samuel Jameson
    Born May 19 1808, Madison Cty KY
    Died October 16 1883, Aberdeen MS
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman, judge.
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in Mississippi state forces, Maj., Col. of 14th Mississippi, Fort Donelson (w,s), exchanged, Iuka, Corinth, Maj. Gen. of state troops, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded a cavalry brigade in Dept. of Mississippi and East Louisiana, Egypt MS (w).
    Post War Career Politician
    Notes

    Name GIBSON, Randall Lee
    Born September 10 1832, Woodford Cty KY
    Died December 15 1892, Hot Springs AR
    Pre-War Profession US embassy attache in Madrid.
    War Service 1861 ADC to Governor Moore of Louisiana, August 1861 Col. of 13th Louisiana, Shiloh, Kentucky campaign, Chickamauga, January 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Gibson’s Bde/Stewart’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, defended Spanish Fort near Mobile until he led an escape.
    Post War Career Lawyer, elected to US congress but was refused his seat, later served, US senator.
    Notes

    Name GILMER, Jeremy Francis
    Born February 23 1818, Guilford Cty NC
    Died December 1 1883, Savannah GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, engineer officer, resigned June 1861.
    War Service September 1861 Lt. Col., chief engineer to A S Johnson, Fts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh (w), chief engineer of Dept of Northern Virginia, head of Bureau of Engineers, August 1863 Maj. Gen., Charleston defenses, Atlanta, Savannah.
    Post War Career Civil engineer, railroad business.
    Notes

    Name GIRARDEY, Victor Jean Baptiste
    Born June 26 1837, Hirsingue, France
    Died August 16 1864, Fussell's Mill VA
    Pre-War Profession Emigrated 1842.
    War Service 1861 1st Lt. and adc of 3rd Georgia, Capt. and staff officer to Gen. A R Wright at Seven Days, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, 1864 transferred to Gen. W Mahone's staff, organized counterattack at the Crater, July 30 promoted from Capt. to Brig. Gen., killed while resisting a Federal assault on the Darbytown Road.
    Notes The promotion to Brig. Gen. was unique in the Confederate service.

    Name GIST, States Rights
    Born September 3 1831, Union Dist. SC
    Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Brig. Gen. in South Carolina militia.
    War Service 1861 Adjutant and inspector general of state troops, Fort Sumter, aide to Gen. Bee at First Manassas, March 1862 Brig. Gen., South Carolina coastal defenses, J E Johnston's relief expedition to Vicksburg, commanded Walker’s Divn/Reserve Corps at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, commanded Gist’s Bde/Walker’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, commanded Gist’s Bde/Brown's Divn at Franklin (k).
    Notes
    Further reading
    Cisco, Walter Brian States Rights Gist : a South Carolina general of the Civil War Shippensburg PA, White Mane Pub. Co. 1991

    Name GLADDEN, Adley Hogan
    Born October 28 1810, Fairfield Dist. SC
    Died April 12 1862, Corinth MS
    Pre-War Profession Cotton broker, postmaster, Seminole war, Mexican War
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st South Carolina, Col. of 1st Louisiana, Pensacola, September 1861 Brig. Gen., Corinth, commanded 1st Bde/Withers' Divn at Shiloh (w), died six days later.
    Notes

    Name GODWIN, Archibald Campbell
    Born 1831, Nansemond Cty VA
    Died September 19 1864, Winchester VA
    Pre-War Profession Miner, rancher, politician
    War Service 1861 Maj., asst provost marshal in charge of Libby Prison, July 1862 raised 57th North Carolina - Col., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville campaign, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station (c), August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Godwin’s Bde/Ramseur’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Third Winchester (k).
    Notes

    Name GOGGIN, James Monroe
    Born October 23 1820, Bedford Cty VA
    Died October 10 1889, Austin TX
    Pre-War Profession West Point class of 1842, but did not graduate, Texas army, established mail routes in California, cotton broker.
    War Service 1861 Maj. in 32nd Virginia, Peninsula campaign, staff of McLaws, staff of Kershaw, at Cedar Creek commanded Conner's brigade, December 1864 Brig. Gen. - later cancelled, Sayler's Creek (c).
    Post War Career
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    Name GORDON, George Washington
    Born October 5 1836, Giles Cty TN
    Died August 9 1911, Memphis TN
    Pre-War Profession Surveyor
    War Service 1861 Drillmaster of 11th Tennessee, Capt., Lt. Col., December 1862 Col., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Vaughan’s Bde/Cheatham’s Divn at Franklin (w,c), imprisoned at Fort Warren until the end of the War.
    Post War Career Lawyer, railroad commissioner, Indian agent, school supervisor, US congressman.
    Notes

    Name GORDON, James Byron
    Born November 2 1822, Wilkesboro NC
    Died May 18 1864, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Merchant, farmer, politician.
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in Wilkes Valley Guards, 1st Lt., Capt., Maj. in 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Lt. Col., July 1863 Col., September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded North Carolina Cavalry Bde, Bristoe campaign, Sheridan's raid on Richmond (k).
    Notes

    Name GORDON, John Brown
    Born February 6 1832, Upson Cty GA
    Died January 9 1904, Miami FL
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, coal mine operator.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in the Raccoon Roughs which he had raised, April 1862 Col. of 6th Alabama, Sharpsburg (w), November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Gordon’s Bde/Early's Divn at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, May 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Gordon’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded II Corps in the retreat to Appomattox.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, US senator, governor, wrote memoirs, first commander in chief of United Confederate Veterans.
    Notes A good fighting general, involved in post-war disputes especially with Longstreet.
    On the Internet Portrait of Gen. J B Gordon
    Further reading
    Eckert, Ralph Lowell John Brown Gordon : soldier, southerner, American Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1989
    Gordon, John Brown Reminiscences of the Civil War Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1993


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    Name GORGAS, Josiah
    Born July 1 1818, Dauphin Cty PA
    Died May 15 1883, Tuscaloosa AL
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, ordnance officer.
    War Service April 1861 Maj., chief of Ordnance Bureau, directed collection and distribution of arms and ammunition, purchasing material in Europe, establishing factories throughout the South, November 1864 Brig. Gen.
    Post War Career Businessman, educator, wrote memoirs.
    Notes Provided invaluable assistance to the Confederate war machine.
    Further reading
    Gorgas, Josiah The Civil War diary of General Josiah Gorgas; ed. by Frank E. Vandiver University, University of Alabama Press 1947
    Vandiver, Frank EversonPloughshares into swords : Josiah Gorgas and Confederate ordnance College Station, Texas A & M University Press 1994

    Name GOVAN, Daniel Chevilette
    Born July 4 1829, Northampton Cty NC
    Died March 12 1911, Memphis TN
    Pre-War Profession Gold miner, deputy sheriff, farmer, planter.
    War Service 1861 raised company that became part of 2nd Arkansas, Lt. Col., Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, commanded Liddell’s Bde/Liddell’s Divn at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, December 1863 Brig. Gen, commanded Govan’s Bde/Cleburne’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro (c), Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Planter, Indian agent.
    Notes

    Name GRACIE, Archibald Jr.
    Born December 1 1832, New York NY
    Died December 2 1864, Petersburg VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, resigned 1856, merchant, Capt. Washington Light Infantry militia, 1861 on the governor's order Gracie seized the Mount Vernon AL arsenal.
    War Service 1861 joined 3rd Alabama, July 1861 Maj. in 11th Alabama, 1862 organised 43rd Alabama - Col., served in East Tennessee, Kentucky campaign, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Gracie’s Bde/Preston’s Divn at Chickamauga, Knoxville, Bean's Station (w), Petersburg, killed by artillery while observing enemy movements.
    Notes Had a poem "Gracie, of Alabama" written after him.

    Name GRANBURY, Hiram Bronson
    Born March 1 1831, Copiah Cty MS
    Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, government official.
    War Service 1861 recruited Waco Guards, November 1861 Maj. of 7th Texas, Fort Donelson (c), exchanged, August 1862 Col., Vicksburg campaign, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, February 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Gracie’s’ (Texas) Bde/Cleburne’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin (k).
    Notes

    Name GRAY, Henry
    Born January 19 1816, Laurens Dist. SC
    Died December 11 1892, Coushatta LA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in Mississippi state regiment, organized 28th Louisiana (at President Davis' request), May 1862 Col., Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, October 1864 elected to Confederate congress, March 1865 Brig. Gen. (over Kirby Smith's protests).
    Post War Career Politician.
    Notes Narrowly beaten by Judah Benjamin for a pre-war US senate seat.

    Name GRAYSON, John Breckinridge
    Born October 18 1806, Fayette Cty KY
    Died October 21 1861, Tallahassee FL
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1826, Seminole war, Mexican War, resigned as Maj. July 1861.
    War Service August 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Confederate army, command of Dept. of Middle and Eastern Florida (in poor health), relieved October 1861, died of tuberculosis.
    Notes

    Name GREEN, Martin Edwin
    Born June 3 1815, Fauquier Cty VA
    Died June 27 1863, Vicksburg MS
    Pre-War Profession Lumber miller.
    War Service 1861 recruited cavalry in Missouri for Sterling Price, Col. of "Green's Missouri Cavalry Regiment", Lexington, Elkhorn Tavern, July 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde at Iuka, Corinth, killed by a sharpshooter at Vicksburg while commanding 2nd Bde/Bowen’s Divn.
    Notes Performed poorly at Corinth.

    Name GREEN, Thomas
    Born January 8 1814, Amelia Cty VA
    Died April 12 1864, Blair's Landing LA
    Pre-War Profession Fought for Texas independence, Indian fighter, Mexican War.
    War Service August 1861 Col. of 5th Texas Cavalry, Valverde, Galveston, May 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Sibley’s Bde at Bayou Teche, Bayou Bourbeau, Mansfield, killed at Blair's Landing while leading a bold charge.
    Notes
    On the Internet Thomas Green (1814-1864)
    Further reading
    Faulk, Odie General Tom Green: a Fightin' Texan Waco TX, Texian Press 1963

    Name GREER, Elkanah Brackin
    Born October 11 1825, Paris TN
    Died March 25 1877, DeVall's Bluff AR
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, planter, merchant.
    War Service July 1861 Col. of 3rd Texas Cavalry, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern (w), October 1862 Brig. Gen., chief of Conscription Bureau in Trans Mississippi, commanded reserve forces in 1864.
    Post War Career
    Notes

    Name GREGG, John
    Born September 28 1828, Lawrence Cty AL
    Died October 7 1864, Darbytown Road VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge
    War Service 1861 member of Provisional Confederate Congress, resigned, recruited 7th Texas, September 1861 Col., Fort Donelson (s), exchanged, August 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Gregg’s Bde (under J E Johnston) in Vicksburg campaign, commanded Gregg’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Chickamauga (w), commanded Hood's Texas Bde/Field’s Divn at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, killed in action while leading a counterattack.
    Notes

    Name GREGG, Maxcy
    Born August 1 1814, Columbia SC
    Died December 15 1862, Fredericksburg VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician.
    War Service January 1861 Col. of 1st South Carolina, Fort Sumter, December 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Gregg’s Bde/A P Hill's Light Division at Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg (w), Fredericksburg (mw).
    Notes

    Name GRIFFITH, Richard
    Born January 11 1814, Philadelphia PA
    Died June 29 1862, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Teacher, Mexican War (Jefferson Davis was his commanding officer), banker, US marshal, Mississippi state treasurer.
    War Service May 1861 Col. of 12th Mississippi, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in Magruder's' Divn on the Peninsula and Seven Days, Savage's Station (mw).
    Post War Career
    Notes

    Name GRIMES, Bryan
    Born November 2 1828, Pitt Cty NC
    Died August 14 1880, Pitt Cty NC
    Pre-War Profession Planter, politician.
    War Service 1861 Maj. of 4th North Carolina, Lt. Col., June 1862 Col., Seven Pines, Mechanicsville, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg , Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Bryan’s Bde/Ramseur’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Creek, February 1865 Maj. Gen., Fort Stedman, commanded Grimes’ Divn/II Corps in Appomattox campaign.
    Post War Career Farmer, assassinated by an employee of undesirables that Grimes was trying to expel from the county.
    Notes Seven horses were shot from beneath him during the War.

    Name HAGOOD, Johnson
    Born February 21 1829, Barnwell SC
    Died January 4 1898, Barnwell SC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated The Citadel 1847, lawyer, planter, Brig. Gen. of state militia.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 1st South Carolina Volunteers, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, South Carolina, July 1862 Brig. Gen., sent in 1864 to Petersburg, commanded Hagood’s Bde/Hoke’s Divn at Walthall Junction, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Politician, governor, wrote memoirs.
    Notes
    Further reading
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    Name HAMPTON, Wade
    Born March 28 1818, Charleston SC
    Died April 11 1902, Columbia SC
    Pre-War Profession Politician, planter.
    War Service 1861 raised the Hampton Legion - Col., First Manassas (w), Peninsula campaign, May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Hampton’s Bde/Whiting's Divn at Seven Pines (w), commanded Hmapton’s Bde/Cavlary Divn at Sharpsburg, Chambersburg raid, Gettysburg (w), August 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Hampton’s Divn/Cavalry Corps at Wilderness, commanded ANV Cavalry Corps following Stuart's death, Petersburg campaign, February 1865 Lt. Gen., South Carolina.
    Post War Career Planter, governor, US senator.
    Notes One of three Confederate Lt. Generals without prior military training, with Richard Taylor and Bedford Forrest
    Further reading
    Boykin, Edward Beefsteak Raid New York, Funk & Wagnalls 1960
    Wellman, Manly Wade Giant in Gray : a biography of Wade Hampton of South Carolina Dayton OH, Morningside Bookshop 1980

    Name HANSON, Roger Weightman "Old Flintlock"
    Born August 27 1827, Clark Cty KY
    Died January 4 1863, Murfreesboro KY
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician, Col. in Kentucky State Guard.
    War Service September 1861 Col. of 2nd Kentucky, Fort Donelson (c), exchanged after eight months, December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 4th Bde/1st Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro (mw).
    Notes

    Name HARDEE, William Joseph "Old Reliable"
    Born October 12 1815, Camden Cty GA
    Died November 6 1873, Wytheville VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Mexican War, commandant of cadets at West Point, wrote textbook on tactics, resigned January 1861.
    War Service June 1861 Brig. Gen., October 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded a brigade in Arkansas and Kentucky, corps command at Shiloh, Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro, October 1862 Lt. Gen., Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, requested transfer after Hood replaced J E Johnston, commanded Dept of South Carolina Georgia and Florida, Savannah, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Planter.
    Notes An outstanding corps commander.
    Further reading
    Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs General William J. Hardee, old reliable Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1965

    Name HARDEMAN, William Polk "Gotch"
    Born November 4 1816, Williamson Cty TN
    Died April 8 1898, Austin TX
    Pre-War Profession War for Texas Independence, Mexican War.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th Texas Cavalry, Valverde, Lt. Col., Col., Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, March 1865 Brig. Gen..
    Post War Career Planter, inspector of railroads.
    Notes
    Further reading
    Wilson, Francis W General William Polk (Old Gotch) Hardeman Luling TX, Plum Creek Press 1990

    Name HARRIS, Nathaniel Harrison
    Born August 22 1834, Natchez MS
    Died August 23 1900, Malvern, England
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service May 1861 organized the Warren Rifles - later in 19th Mississippi, Capt., Maj., Williamsburg, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Lt. Col., April 1863 Col., Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, January 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Harris’s Bde/Mahone's Divn at Spotsylvania, Petersburg, March 1865 commanded the inner defenses of Richmond, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Lawyer, railroad president, businessman.
    Notes

    Name HARRISON, James Edward
    Born April 24 1815, Greenville District SC
    Died February 23 1875, Waco TX
    Pre-War Profession Politician.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 15th Texas, Louisiana campaigns of 1863 and 1864, Col., December 1864 Brig. Gen. (in De Polignac's division).
    Post War Career Prominent in local affairs.
    Notes Brother of Thomas Harrison

    Name HARRISON, Thomas
    Born May 1 1823, Jefferson Cty AL
    Died July 14 1891, Waco TX
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician, Capt. of volunteer militia.
    War Service 1862 Capt. in 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers), November 1862 Col., Murfreesboro, commanded 2nd Bde/Wharton’s Cavalry Divn at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, commanded Harrison’s Bde/Hume’s Cavalry Divn in Atlanta campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, January 1865 Brig. Gen., Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Judge.
    Notes

    Name HATTON, Robert Hopkins
    Born November 2 1826, Steubenville OH
    Died May 31 1862, Fair Oaks Station VA
    Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, politician, US congressman.
    War Service May 1861 Col. of 7th Tennessee, Cheat Mountain, Savage's Station, May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Hatton’s Bde/G W Smith’s Divn at Seven Pines (k).
    Notes

    Name HAWES, James Morrison
    Born January 7 1824, Lexington KY
    Died November 22 1889, Covington KY
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, Mexican War, French cavalry school at Saumur, resigned US army May 1861.
    War Service May 1861 Capt. in Confederate Regular Army, Maj., elected Col. of 2nd Kentucky Cavalry but declined, March 1862 Brig. Gen. in command of all Western cavalry, Shiloh, relieved at own request to command a brigade under Breckenridge, Arkansas, Milliken's Bend, Galveston.
    Post War Career Hardware merchant.
    Notes

    Name HAWTHORN, Alexander Travis
    Born January 10 1825, Conecuh Cty AL
    Died May 31 1899, Dallas TX
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 6th Arkansas, Col., Shiloh, Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro, Fort Hindeman, February 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in Churchill’s Divn in Red River campaign, Jenkins' Ferry.
    Post War Career Fled to Mexico, Brazil, missionary work, returned to US 1868, Baptist minister.
    Notes

    Name HAYS, Harry Thompson
    Born April 14 1820, Wilson Cty TN
    Died August 21 1876, New Orleans LA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Mexican War.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 7th Louisiana, First Manassas, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Port Republic (w), July 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Hays’ Bde/Ewell's division, Sharpsburg, commanded Hay’s Bde/Early's Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania (w), Trans Mississippi.
    Post War Career Appointed sheriff in 1866 but removed by Gen. Sheridan, lawyer.
    Notes

    Name HäBERT, Louis
    Born March 13 1820, Iberville Parish LA
    Died January 7 1901, St Martin Parish LA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, resigned 1847, planter, militia officer, politician, chief engineer of Louisiana.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 3rd Louisiana, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern (c), exchanged after two months, May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/Little’s Divn at Iuka, Corinth, commanded Hebert’s Bde/Forney’s Divn at Vicksburg (s), exchanged, in charge of artillery around Fort Fisher NC.
    Post War Career Newspaper editor, teacher.
    Notes Cousin of Gen. P O Hebert

    Name HäBERT, Paul Octave
    Born December 12 1818, Iberville Parish LA
    Died August 29 1880, New Orleans LA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840 (1st in class), taught engineering at West Point, resigned 1845, Mexican War, planter, governor.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Louisiana, August 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Dept of Texas, District of West Louisiana and Texas, District of Texas and Territory of Arizona, fought only at Milliken's Bend, commanded the Trans Mississippi at the end of the War.
    Post War Career Engineer
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    Name HELM, Benjamin Hardin
    Born June 2 1831, Bardstown KY
    Died September 20 1863, Chickamauga GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851, resigned 1852, lawyer, politician.
    War Service 1861 recruited 1st Kentucky Cavalry, October 1861 Col., March 1862 Brig. Gen., Baton Rouge expedition, commanded Helm’s Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Tullahoma, Chickamauga (mw).
    Notes Married the half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln.

    Name HETH, Henry
    Born December 16 1825, Chesterfield Cty VA
    Died September 27 1899, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, frontier duty, Utah expedition, resigned 1861.
    War Service 1861 Capt., Lt. Col. in 5th Virginia, Col. of 45th Virginia, January 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a division in the Kentucky campaign, February 1863 joined ANV, commanded Heth’s Bde/Hill’s Divn at Chancellorsville, May 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Heth’s Divn/III Corps at Gettysburg (w), Bristoe Station, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Insurance business, wrote memoirs.
    Notes His division made first contact at Gettysburg, and he was inclined to be impetuous. He pronounced his name “Heeth”.
    Further reading
    Heth, Henry The memoirs of Henry Heth Westport CT, Greenwood Press 1974

    Name HIGGINS, Edward
    Born 1821, Norfolk VA
    Died January 31 1875, San Francisco CA
    Pre-War Profession Naval officer, officer on mail steamers.
    War Service April 1861 Capt. in 1st Louisiana Artillery, Lt. Col. of 21st Louisiana, defended Forts Jackson and St Philip (c), exchanged soon after, commanded the 22nd Louisiana Artillery in the Vicksburg defenses (s), exchanged, October 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded posts near Mobile, relieved of duty.
    Post War Career Insurance agent, importer, steamship agent.
    Notes

    Name HILL, Ambrose Powell
    Born November 9 1825, Culpeper VA
    Died April 2 1865, Petersburg VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, Mexican War, Seminole war, resigned March 1861.
    War Service May 1861 Col. of 13th Virginia, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Longstreet’s Divn at Williamsburg, May 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Hill’s Light Division in Longstreet’s Command at Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, commanded Hill’s Light Divn/II Corps at Chancellorsville, May 1863 Lt. Gen., commanded III Corps at Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Wilderness, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, killed while rallying his troops after their line had been broken.
    Notes Although a famous fighter early in the war, he did not perform well after being given Corps command.
    Further reading
    Hassler, William Woods A.P. Hill : Lee's forgotten general Richmond, Garret & Massie 1962

    Name HILL, Benjamin Jefferson
    Born June 13 1825, McMinnville TN
    Died January 5 1880, McMinnville TN
    Pre-War Profession Mercantile business, politician.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 5th Tennessee Volunteers in the Provisional Army of Tennessee, September 1861 Col. of 35th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in Confederate service, Shiloh, Richmond KY, Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge, provost marshal of the Army of Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, command a cavalry brigade in Hood's Tennessee campaign, November 1864 Brig. Gen., Selma.
    Post War Career Lawyer, businessman.
    Notes

    Name HILL, Daniel Harvey
    Born July 12 1821, York District SC
    Died September 24 1889, Charlotte NC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican War, resigned 1849, college professor, superintendent of North Carolina Military Institute.
    War Service May 1861 Col. of 1st North Carolina, Big Bethel, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded the Left Wing at Yorktown, Williamsburg, March 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Hill’s Divn in Longstreet's Command at Seven Pines, served under Jackson in the Seven Days, commanded Hill’s Divn in Jackson’s Command at South Mountain, Sharpsburg (where he was falsely accused of losing Special Order 191), commanded in North Carolina, Richmond defenses, July 1863 appointed Lt. Gen. (never confirmed), commanded Hill’s Corps at Chickamauga, criticized Bragg who in turn unfairly accused Hill of delaying an attack, removed from command by President Davis, Petersburg, commanded Hill’s Divn at Bentonville.
    Post War Career Editor (The Land We Love, The Southern Home), college president.
    Notes 15 members of his West Point class became Civil war generals. He was brave but abrasive, and could have been used much more effectively for the Confederate cause.
    Further reading
    Bridges, Hal Lee's maverick general, Daniel Harvey Hill Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press 1991

    Name HINDMAN, Thomas Carmichael
    Born January 28 1828, Knoxville TN
    Died September 28 1868, Helena AR
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician, US congressman.
    War Service 1861 raised 2nd Arkansas - Col., September 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/III Corps at Shiloh , April 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded the Dept. of Trans Mississippi, replaced following public opposition to his imposition of martial law, Prairie Grove, reassigned at his own request to the Army of Tennessee, commanded Hindman’s Divn at Chickamauga (w), commanded Hindman’s Divn/Hood’s Corps in Atlanta campaign (w), unfit for further field duty.
    Post War Career Moved to Mexico, returned 1868, lawyer, assassinated - probably as a result of his opposition to carpetbaggers.
    Notes
    Further reading
    Nash, Charles Edward Biographical sketches of Gen. Pat Cleburne and Gen. T. C. Hindman, together with humorous anecdotes and reminiscences of the late Civil War Dayton OH, Press of Morningside Bookshop 1977
    Neal, Diane Lion of the South : General Thomas C. Hindman Macon GA, Mercer University Press 1993

    Name HODGE, George Baird
    Born April 8 1828, Fleming Cty KY
    Died August 1 1892, Longwood FL
    Pre-War Profession US Naval Academy 1845, resigned 1850, lawyer, politician.
    War Service 1861 Pvt in Confederate army, Confederate congressman, staff of Gen. Breckenridge, May 1863 Col., November 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. - not endorsed by Senate, commanded cavalry brigades under Wheeler and Forrest, August 1864 Brig. Gen. promotion resubmitted - not confirmed, commanded District of Southwest Mississippi and East Louisiana, charged with incompetence and cowardice - acquitted, relieved of command by Forrest.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
    Notes

    Name HOGG, Joseph Lewis
    Born September 13 1806, Morgan Cty GA
    Died May 16 1862, Corinth MS
    Pre-War Profession Planter, Texas congressman, Mexican War, politician, lawyer.
    War Service 1861 raised state troops, February 1862 Brig. Gen., went with his brigade to Corinth, died of dysentery.
    Notes

    Name HOKE, Robert Frederick
    Born May 27 1837, Lincolnton NC
    Died July 3 1912, Raleigh NC
    Pre-War Profession Managed family businesses.
    War Service 1861 2nd Lt. in 1st North Carolina, Maj., Lt. Col. of 33rd North Carolina, New Berne, Peninsula, August 1862 Col. of 21st North Carolina, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, commanded Trimble’s Bde/Ewell’s Divn at Fredericksburg, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Hoke’s Bde/Early's Divn at Chancellorsville (w), attacked the Plymouth NC garrison, April 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Hoke’s Divn under Beauregard at Petersburg, Fort Fisher, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Private business, railroad director.
    Notes

    Name HOLMES, Theophilus Hunter
    Born November 13 1804, Sampson Cty NC
    Died June 21 1880, Fayetteville NC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, frontier duty, Second Seminole War, Mexican War, garrison duty, resigned April 1861.
    War Service 1861 organized state troops, June 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Confederate Army, commanded Reserve Bde at First Manassas, October 1861 Maj. Gen., coastal defenses in North Carolina, present at Malvern Hill but did not fight, July 1862 command of Trans Mississippi, October 1862 Lt. Gen. - superseded by Kirby Smith at his own request, commanded District of Arkansas, commanded state reserves in North Carolina.
    Post War Career Farmer.
    Notes

    Name HOLTZCLAW, James Thadeus
    Born December 17 1833, Henry Cty GA
    Died July 19 1893, Montgomery AL
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Lt. in Montgomery True Blues, Maj. in 18th Alabama, Shiloh (w), Lt. Col., May 1863 Col., Chickamauga, Chattanooga, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Holtzclaw’s Bde/Clayton’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Mobile.
    Post War Career Lawyer, railroad commissioner.
    Notes

    Name HOOD, John Bell
    Born June 1 1831, Owingsville KY
    Died August 30 1879, New Orleans LA
    Pre-War Profession 1853 West Point, frontier duty with 2nd Cavalry, resigned April 1861.
    War Service 1861 1st Lt. of cavalry, recruitment duty, Yorktown, May 1862 Brig. Gen. in command of the Texas Brigade, served under G W Smith in the Peninsula campaign, commanded Hood’s Bde/Whiting's Divn at Seven Days, commanded Hood’s Bde/Evans' Divn at Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Hood’s Divn/Longstreet's Corps, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg (w), Chickamauga (w), leg amputated, February 1864 Lt. Gen., commanded Hood’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, schemed to replace Johnston, ordered to replace Johnston at Atlanta with temporary rank of General, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville, January 1865 relieved at his own request.
    Post War Career Unsuccessful businessman, wrote memoirs, died of yellow fever.
    Notes A rash fighter, he performed well in subordinate roles, but not as an army commander.
    On the Internet Gen. John Bell Hood, CSA
    Further reading
    Dyer, John Percy The gallant Hood Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill 1950
    Hay, Thomas Robson Hood's Tennessee campaign Dayton OH, Morningside Bookshop 1976
    Hood, John Bell Advance and retreat : personal experiences in the United States & Confederate States Armies New York, Da Capo Press 1993
    McMurry, Richard M John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press 1992

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    Name HUGER, Benjamin
    Born November 22 1805, Charleston SC
    Died December 7 1877, Charleston SC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1825, topographical duty, artillery, toured Europe, Mexican War, superintended armories, resigned April 1861.
    War Service 1861 joined Confederate army after the fall of Fort Sumter, June 1861 Brig. Gen., September 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded Dept of Norfolk - evacuated it as Union forces approached, commanded Huger’s Divn at Seven Pines, Seven Days, his performance was rated poorly, relieved of active command, inspection duties for the remainder of the War, transferred to Trans Mississippi.
    Post War Career Farmer.
    Notes
    Further reading
    Rhoades, Jeffrey L Scapegoat general : the story of Major General Benjamin Huger, C.S.A. Hamden CT, Archon Books 1985

    Name HUMES, William Young Conn
    Born May 1 1830, Abingdon VA
    Died September 11 1882, Huntsville AL
    Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1851, teacher, lawyer.
    War Service 1861 Lt. in artillery, Capt., commanded batteries at Island No. 10 (c), soon exchanged, commanded horse artillery in Wheeler's Corps, November 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Humes’ Divn/Wheeler’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Buck Head Creek, Monroe's Cross Roads NC (w), March 1865 Maj. Gen..
    Post War Career Lawyer
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    Name HUMPHREYS, Benjamin Grubb
    Born August 24 or 26 1808, Claiborne Cty MS
    Died December 20 1882, Leflore Cty MS
    Pre-War Profession West Point - entered 1825 but dismissed following a riot in 1826, lawyer, farmer, politician.
    War Service 1861 raised a company in 21st Mississippi, Capt., September 1861 Col., Seven Days, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Humphreys’ Bde/McLaws’ Divn at Chickamauga, Knoxville, commanded Humphreys’ Bde/in Kershaw's Divn in the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Berryville (w), commanded a military district in Mississippi.
    Post War Career Governor of Mississippi, insurance agent, planter.
    Notes

    Name HUNTON, Eppa
    Born September 22 1822, Fauquier Cty VA
    Died October 11 1908, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, state militia (Brig. Gen.).
    War Service 1861 recruited and equipped 8th Virginia, May 1861 Col., First Manassas, Seven Days, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg (w), August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Hunton’s Bde/Pickett’s Divn at the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Five Forks, Sayler's Creek (c).
    Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman, US senator.
    Notes

    Name IMBODEN, John Daniel
    Born February 16 1823, nr Staunton VA
    Died August 15 1895, Damascus VA
    Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, politician.
    War Service 1861 organized Staunton Artillery, Capt., captured US arsenal at Harper's Ferry, First Manassas, organized the 1st Virginia Partisan Rangers, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded a cavalry brigade in the Gettysburg campaign, Early's Washington Raid, Shenandoah Valley campaign, contracted typhoid fever, prison duty.
    Post War Career Mining developer.
    Notes Could have been used better by Lee at Gettysburg.

    Name IVERSON, Alfred Jr
    Born February 14 1829, Clinton GA
    Died March 31 1911, Atlanta GA
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, 1855 commissioned to 1st US Cavalry, resigned 1861.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in Provisional Confederate Army, Wilmington NC, recruited 20th North Carolina - August 1861 Col., Seven Days (w), South Mountain, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Iverson’s Bde/Rodes' Divn at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg - performed poorly on 1st day, as a result was sent to command state forces in Georgia, commanded a brigade in Wheelers' corps in 1864, defeated Stoneman south of Atlanta.
    Post War Career Businessman, farmer.
    Notes

    Name JACKSON, Alfred Eugene "Mudwall"
    Born January 11 1807, Davidson Cty TN
    Died October 30 1889, Jonesborough TN
    Pre-War Profession Farmer, merchant.
    War Service 1861 Staff major, quartermaster, paymaster, served in East Tennessee, April 1863 Brig. Gen. in command of a composite brigade, raided in Kentucky and southwest Virginia, unfit for field service November 1864, light staff duty under Gen. Breckenridge.
    Post War Career Farmer
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    Name JACKSON, Henry Rootes
    Born June 24 1820, Athens GA
    Died May 23 1898, Savannah GA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, judge, US ambassador to Austria.
    War Service 1861 judge in Confederate courts, June 1861 Brig. Gen., Western Virginia campaign, Cheat Mountain, December 1861 Maj. Gen. of Georgia state troops, returned to Confederate service, Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army September 1863, during Atlanta campaign organized state troops, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Bate’s Divn in Hood's Franklin and Nashville campaign, captured at Nashville.
    Post War Career Lawyer, minister to Mexico, railroad executive, banker.
    Notes

    Name JACKSON, John King
    Born February 8 1828, Augusta GA
    Died February 27 1866, Milledgeville GA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, state militia.
    War Service May 1861 Col. of 5th Georgia, Pensacola, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded the post at Grand Junction TN, helped organize Army of Tennessee, commanded 3rd Bde/Withers’ Divn at Shiloh, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Murfreesboro, Bridgeport AL, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Cheatham’s Divn at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Walker’s Divn at the start of the Atlanta campaign, commanded District of Florida, defense of Savannah.
    Post War Career Lawyer.
    Notes

    Name JACKSON, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall"
    Born January 21 1824, Clarksburg VA
    Died May 10 1863, nr Guiney's Station VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, 1851 resigned from US army, professor at VMI.
    War Service 1861 Maj. in Virginia militia, Col. of Confederate infantry, Harper's Ferry, June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Army of the Shenandoah at First Manassas, October 1861 Maj. Gen., Shenandoah Valley campaign - fought brilliantly, Seven Days - fought poorly at times probably due to exhaustion, Groveton, commanded the Left Wing at Second Manassas, led Jackson’s Command in Sharpsburg campaign, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Lt. Gen., commanded II Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (mw).
    Notes He was a great commander, and is the subject of continued speculation as to how the Confederacy would have fared had he not been killed.
    On the Internet Stonewall Jackson Resources
    Further reading
    Bowers, John Stonewall Jackson : portrait of a soldier New York, Morrow 1989
    Cooke, John Esten Stonewall Jackson : a military biography New York, Appleton and Co. 1876
    Douglas, Henry Kyd I rode with Stonewall : being chiefly the war experiences of the youngest member of Jackson's staff from the John Brown Raid to the hanging of Mrs. Surratt London, Putnam 1945
    Farwell, Byron Stonewall : a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson New York, W.W. Norton 1992
    Vandiver, Frank Everson Mighty Stonewall College Station, Texas A&M University Press 1989

    Name JACKSON, William Hicks "Red"
    Born October 1 1835, Paris TN
    Died March 30 1903, nr Nashville TN
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, Texas and New Mexico indian campaigns, resigned May 1861.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in Confederate artillery, Belmont (w), Col. of 1st Tennessee Cavalry, Holly Springs, December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a cavalry division in Vicksburg campaign, *******n campaign, commanded a cavalry division in Atlanta campaign, served under Forrest, rear guard in retreat from Nashville, fought in Forrest's later campaigns.
    Post War Career Horse breeder.
    Notes

    Name JACKSON, William Lowther
    Born February 3 1825, Clarksburg WV
    Died March 24 1890, Louisville KY
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, politician, lieutenant governor of Virginia.
    War Service 1861 Pvt., Col. of 31st Virginia, Western Virginia, staff of Gen. T J Jackson until Fredericksburg, recruited a regiment to operate in western Virginia, April 1863 Col. of 19th Virginia Cavalry, joined Jenkins' brigade in the Shenandoah Valley, commanded a brigade in Early's raid on Washington, Shenandoah Valley campaign, December 1864 Brig. Gen., refused to surrender at War's end.
    Post War Career Went to Mexico, returned to West Virginia but was unable to practice law, moved to Kentucky, judge.
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    Name JENKINS, Albert Gallatin
    Born November 10 1830, Cabell Cty VA
    Died May 21 1864, Cloyd's Mountain VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman, resigned April 1861.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in a cavalry company, Lt. Col. of 8th Virginia Cavalry, Col., Alleghany Mountains, February 1862 elected to Confederate congress, August 1862 Brig. Gen., raided in western Virginia and Ohio, commanded Jenkins’ Bde in the Gettysburg campaign, Gettysburg (w), Cloyd's Mountain (w), died following amputation of his arm.
    Notes
    Further reading
    Dickinson, Jack L Jenkins of Greenbottom : a Civil War saga Charleston WV, Pictorial Histories Pub. Co. 1988

    Name JENKINS, Micah
    Born December 1 1835, Edisto Is. SC
    Died May 6 1864, Wilderness VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated The Citadel 1854, helped establish a military school.
    War Service 1861 raised 5th South Carolina - Col., First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, Seven Days, July 1862 Brig. Gen., Cedar Mountain, commanded Jenkins’ Bde/Kemper’s Divn at Second Manassas (w), commanded Jenkins’ Bde/Pickett’s Divn at Fredericksburg, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Wilderness (mw).
    Notes Shot by his own troops, he died in a similar manner to Stonewall Jackson, and in the same vicinity.

    Name JOHNSON, Adam Rankin "Stovepipe"
    Born February 8 1834, Henderson KY
    Died October 20 1922, Burnet TX
    Pre-War Profession Surveyor, Indian scout, mail contractor.
    War Service 1861 enlisted by Bedford Forrest as a scout, Fort Donelson, partisan ranger activity in Kentucky, Col., joined John Hunt Morgan's command, Ohio raid, June 1864 Brig. Gen., at Grubb's Cross Roads was shot and blinded by his own troops (c), soon exchanged, continued to serve.
    Post War Career Dictated memoirs.
    Notes
    Further reading
    Johnson, Adam Rankin The Partisan Rangers of the Confederate States Army Hartford KY, Cook & McDowell Publications 1979

    Name JOHNSON, Bradley Tyler
    Born September 29 1829, Frederick MD
    Died October 5 1903, Amelia VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, state's attorney.
    War Service 1861 recruited 1st Maryland (CSA) - Maj., First Manassas, March 1862 Col., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas campaign, June 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded W E Jones’ Cavalry Bde in Early's Washington raid, executed the order to burn Chambersburg, Shenandoah Valley campaign, prison duty.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, writer.
    Notes He was passed over for promotion to Brig. Gen. probably because of the lack of Maryland units.

    Name JOHNSON, Bushrod Rust
    Born October 7 1817, Belmont Cty OH
    Died September 12 1880, Brighton IL
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, Seminole war, Mexican War, resigned 1847, teacher.
    War Service 1861 Col. of engineers, Jan 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded at Fort Donelson until Pillow arrived, commanded 1st Bde/Cheatham’s Divn at Shiloh (w), Kentucky campaign, commanded 3rd Bde/Cleburne’s Divn at Murfreesboro, commanded Johnson’s Divn/Hood’s Corps at Chickamauga, commanded Buckner’s Divn at Knoxville, commanded Johnson’s Divn at Bermuda Hundred, May 1864 Maj. Gen., Crater, Sayler's Creek, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Chancellor of University of Nashville, farmer.
    Notes His division broke through the gap in the Union lines at Chickamauga.
    Further reading
    Cummings, Charles M Yankee Quaker, Confederate general; the curious career of Bushrod Rust Johnson Rutherford NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 1971

    Name JOHNSON, Edward "Old Alleghany"
    Born April 16 1816, Salisbury VA
    Died March 2 1873, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Seminole war, Mexican War, frontier duty, resigned June 1861.
    War Service June 1861 Col. of 12th Georgia, December 1861 Brig. Gen., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, McDowell (w), convalesced for one year, February 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Johnson’s Divn/II Corps at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania (c), soon exchanged, commanded Johnson’s Divn/S D Lee’s Corps in Franklin and Nashville campaign, Nashville (c), released after the end of the war.
    Post War Career Farmer
    Notes One of the best Confederate division commanders.
    On the Internet Major General Edward Johnson, C.S.A.OnLine

    Name JOHNSTON, Albert Sidney
    Born February 2 1803, Washington KY
    Died April 6 1862, Pittsburg Landing TN
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1826, Black Hawk war, Mexican War, fought for Texas independence, Col. of US 2nd Cavalry, Utah expedition, commanded Dept of the Pacific, resigned April 1861.
    War Service August 1861 full General in command of Confederate Dept No 2, had insufficient troops to hold a very large area, concentrated his army at Corinth, Shiloh (mw).
    Notes A close friend of President Davis. It's thought that as a result of an old injury, he had loss of feeling in his leg and this contributed to his bleeding to death at Shiloh.
    Further reading
    Johnston, William Preston The life of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, embracing his services in the armies of the United States, the republic of Texas, and the Confederate States New York, D. Appleton 1879
    Roland, Charles Pierce Albert Sidney Johnston, soldier of three republics Austin, University of Texas Press 1964

    Name JOHNSTON, George Doherty
    Born May 30 1832, Hillsborough NC
    Died December 8 1910, Tuscaloosa AL
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
    War Service 1861 2nd Lt. in 4th Alabama, First Manassas, Maj. in 25th Alabama, Shiloh, Col., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Deas’ Bde/Hindman’s Divn at Ezra Church (w), commanded Quarles’ Bde/Walthall’s Divn in Franklin and Nashville campaign.
    Post War Career Superintendent of The Citadel, civil servant, state senator.
    Notes

    Name JOHNSTON, Joseph Eggleston
    Born February 3 1807, Farmville VA
    Died March 21 1891, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, frontier duty, resigned 1837, civil engineer, commissioned in US army 1838, Mexican War, June 1860 Brig. Gen., resigned April 1861.
    War Service 1861 Maj. Gen. of Virginia troops, May 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate army, July 1861 General, commanded forces around Harper's Ferry, commanded Army of the Shenandoah, First Manassas, March 1862 commanded ANV, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w) - command passed to R E Lee, commanded Department of the West, Vicksburg campaign, commanded the Army of Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 relieved of command at Atlanta, February 1865 restored to command, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville, surrendered to Sherman.
    Post War Career US congressman, commissioner of railroads, wrote memoirs.
    Notes Did not get along with President Davis, but retreated skillfully.
    Further reading
    Govan, Gilbert E A different valor; the story of General Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A. Westport CT, Greenwood Press 1973
    Hughes, Robert M General Johnston New York, D. Appleton 1897
    Johnston, Joseph E Narrative of military operations during the Civil War New York, Da Capo Press 1990
    Symonds, Craig L Joseph E. Johnston : a Civil War biography New York, Norton 1992

    Name JOHNSTON, Robert Daniel
    Born March 19 1837, Lincoln Cty NC
    Died February 1 1919, Winchester VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Lt. in state militia
    War Service July 1861 Capt. in 23rd North Carolina, Peninsula campaign, Lt. Col., Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Johnston’s Bde/Rodes' Divn at Wilderness, Spotsylvania(w), Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Shenandoah Valley campaign.
    Post War Career Lawyer, banker
    Notes One of the last surviving generals of the Confederacy.

    Name JONES, David Rumph "Neighbor"
    Born April 5 1825, Orangeburg Dist. SC
    Died January 15 1863, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, garrison duty, instructor at West Point, adjutant general's dept, resigned February1861.
    War Service 1861 Maj. and chief of staff to P G T Beauregard, Fort Sumter, June 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Army, First Manassas, commanded a division under Magruder in the Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, commanded Jones’ Divn/Longstreet’s Corps at Second Manassas, fought well at Thoroughfare Gap, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, September 1862 Maj. Gen., died of heart disease.
    Notes Credited with lowering the US flag at Fort Sumter.

    Name JONES, John Marshall
    Born July 26 1820, Charlottesville VA
    Died May 5 1864, Wilderness VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, instructor at West Point, frontier duty, Utah expedition, resigned May 1861.
    War Service 1861 Capt. of artillery, Lt. Col., staff officer, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, May 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Jones’ Bde/Johnson's Divn at Gettysburg (w), Mine Run (w), Wilderness (k).
    Notes

    Name JONES, John Robert
    Born March 12 1827, Harrisonburg VA
    Died April 1 1901, Harrisonburg VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1848, teacher, principal of military academy.
    War Service 1861 recruited and commanded a company in 33rd Virginia, First Manassas, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Lt. Col., June 1862 Brig. Gen. (never confirmed by the Confederate senate), commanded 2nd Bde/Jackson's Divn at Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill (w), Harper’s Ferry, Sharpsburg (w), commanded 2nd Bde/Trimble’s Divn at Chancellorsville - left the field because of an ulcerated leg, relieved of duty, cashiered for cowardice, captured at Smithburg TN, imprisoned for the rest of the war.
    Post War Career Businessman, court official.
    Notes

    Name JONES, Samuel
    Born December 17 1819, Powhatan Cty VA
    Died July 31 1887, Bedford Springs VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, garrison duty, West Point instructor, resigned April 1861.
    War Service 1861 Maj. of artillery, Col., chief of artillery to P G T Beauregard, First Manassas, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Dept of Alabama and West Florida, Corinth, March 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Dept of East Tennessee, commanded Dept of Western Virginia, commanded Dept of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, commanded Dist. of South Carolina, commanded Military Dist. of Florida.
    Post War Career Farmer, US advocate general, judge advocate general.
    Notes

    Name JONES, William Edmondson "Grumble"
    Born May 9 1824, Washington Cty VA
    Died June 5 1864, Piedmont VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, frontier duty, resigned 1857, farmer
    War Service 1861 organized Washington Mounted Rifles - Capt., First Manassas, September 1861 Col. of 1st Virginia Cavalry, March 1862 Col. of 7th Virginia Cavalry, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Valley Dist., April-May 1863 successfully raided western Virginia, Gettysburg campaign, Brandy Station, October 1863 court martial by J E B Stuart, found guilty, transferred to Dept of Western Virginia, raided successfully, Knoxville campaign, Piedmont (k).
    Notes A great fighter, but cantankerous. Had many disagreements with Stuart.

    Name JORDAN, Thomas
    Born September 30 1819, Luray VA
    Died November 27 1895, New York NY
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, Seminole war, Mexican War, resigned May 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col., staff of P G T Beauregard, First Manassas, Shiloh, April 1862 Brig. Gen., staff of Bragg in Army of Tennessee, staff of Beauregard in defense of Charleston.
    Post War Career Newspaper editor, Cuban revolutionary, contributed to Battles and Leaders
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    Name KELLY, John Herbert
    Born March 31 1840, Pickens Cty AL
    Died September 4 1864, Franklin TN
    Pre-War Profession West Point resigned December 1860.
    War Service 1861 2nd Lt. of artillery, Capt. on Hardee's staff, Maj. in 14th Arkansas, Shiloh, Col. of 8th Arkansas, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, November 1863 Brig. Gen., cavalry command under Wheeler, Atlanta campaign, mortally wounded during a raid on Sherman's communications.
    Notes Youngest Confederate general at the time of his appointment. Signed Cleburne's memorandum concerning the emancipation of slaves willing to fight for the Confederacy.

    Name KEMPER, James Lawson
    BornJune 11 1823, Madison Cty VA
    Died April 7 1895, Orange Cty VA
    Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 7th Virginia, First Manassas, June 1862 Brig. Gen. (in Longstreet's division), Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg (w,c), exchanged in 1864, staff duty in Richmond, September 1864 Maj. Gen., defense of Richmond.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, governor.
    Notes As a result of his pre-war efforts, Virginia was well prepared militarily.
    Further reading
    Woodward, Harold R Major General James Lawson Kemper, C.S.A. : the Confederacy's forgotten son Natural Bridge Station VA, Rockbridge Pub. Co. 1993

    Name KENNEDY, John Doby
    Born January 5 1840, Camden SC
    Died April 14 1896, Camden SC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 2nd South Carolina, First Manassas (w), Col., Seven Days, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Creek, December 1864 Brig. Gen., Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Elected to US congress but was denied his seat for refusing the Ironclad Oath, state politician.
    Notes

    Name KERSHAW, Joseph Brevard
    Born January 5 1822, Camden SC
    Died April 13 1894, Camden SC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician.
    War Service 1861 raised 2nd South Carolina - Col., commanded at Morris Island during the Fort Sumter bombardment, First Manassas, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in McLaws' division, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, May 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded a division in Longstreet's corps, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Sayler's Creek (s).
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, judge, postmaster.
    Notes A dependable commander.

    Name KIRKLAND, William Whedbee
    Born February 13 1833, Hillsboro NC
    Died May 12 1915, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Entered West Point in 1852 but did not graduate, commissioned US Marine Corps 1855, resigned 1860.
    War Service 1861 Capt., Col. of 21st North Carolina, First Manassas, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, First Winchester (w), chief of staff to Cleburne at Murfreesboro, returned to his regiment before Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen. in Heth's division, Bristoe Station (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, wounded near Gaines' Mill, transferred to North Carolina, Fort Fisher, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Commission agent, postal official.
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    Name LANE, James Henry
    Born July 28 1833, Mathews Court House VA
    Died September 21 1907, Auburn AL
    Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1854, professor at VMI and NCMI
    War Service 1861 elected Maj. of 1st North Carolina Volunteers, Big Bethel, Lt. Col., September 1861 Col. of 28th North Carolina, Seven Days (w), Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Lane’s Bde/Hill’s Divn at Chancellorsville, commanded 2nd Bde/Pender’s Divn at Gettysburg, Cold Harbor (w), commanded Lane’s Bde/Wilcox’s Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Teacher, college professor.
    Notes A vigorous fighter.

    Name LANE, Walter Paye
    Born February 18 1817, County Cork, Ireland
    Died January 28 1892, Marshall TX
    Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US 1821, Texas War for Independence, sailor, farmer, Indian fighter, teacher, Mexican War, gold miner.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. in 3rd Texas Cavalry, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, Corinth, service in Louisiana, Red River campaign, Mansfield (w), March 1865 Brig. Gen..
    Post War Career Merchant, wrote memoirs.
    Notes
    Further reading
    Lane, Walter P The Adventures and Recollections of Gen. Walter P. Lane 1887

    Name LAW, Evander McIvor
    Born August 7 1836, Darlington SC
    Died October 31 1920, Bartow FL
    Pre-War Profession Graduated The Citadel 1856, teacher in military academy.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th Alabama, Pensacola, Lt. Col., First Manassas (w), October 1861 Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Law’s Bde/Hood's Divn at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, not chosen by Longstreet to command Hood's division, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, resigned December 1863 following argument with division commander Micah Jenkins, not court martial despite Longstreet's urging, returned to command, commanded Law’s Bde/Field's Divn at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (w), Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Educator, newspaperman.
    Notes A great fighter, who feuded with Longstreet.

    Name LAWTON, Alexander Robert
    Born November 4 1818, Beaufort Dist. SC
    Died July 2 1896, Clifton Springs NY
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, resigned 1841, lawyer, railroad administrator, politician.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Georgia, commanded state troops at Fort Pulaski GA, April 1861 Brig. Gen., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded 4th Bde/Jackson’s Divn at Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded Ewell’s Divn at Sharpsburg (w), August 1863 quartermaster general.
    Post War Career Politician, lawyer, US minister to Austria.
    Notes An able administrator.

    Name LEADBETTER, Danville
    Born August 26 1811, Leeds ME
    Died September 26 1866, Clifton, Canada
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1836, engineering duties, resigned 1852, chief engineer of Alabama, advised on the defense of Mobile Bay.
    War Service 1861 Col. of engineers, acting chief of Bureau of Engineers, advised on coastal fortifications, superintended construction in East Tennessee, arranged lines at Chattanooga, Knoxville, defense of Mobile.
    Post War Career Moved to Mexico, Canada.
    Notes Was criticized for his work at Knoxville, which some claimed cost Longstreet victory.

    Name LEE, Edwin Gray
    Born May 27 1836, Loudoun Cty VA
    Died August 24 1870, Yellow Sulphur Springs VA
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
    War Service 1861 2nd Lt. in 2nd Virginia, aide to Jackson at First Manassas, Maj. in 33rd Virginia, Lt. Col., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, August 1862 Col., Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, resigned because of ill health, returned to duty, assigned to Richmond, recruited in Shenandoah Valley, September 1864 Brig. Gen. (later rejected by senate), November 1864 again resigned for health reasons, escaped to Montreal.
    Post War Career Returned to Virginia, died of lung disease.
    Notes Son-in-law of W N Pendleton
    Further reading
    Levin, Alexandra Lee "This awful drama" : General Edwin Gray Lee, C.S.A., and his family New York, Vantage Press 1987

    Name LEE, Fitzhugh
    Born November 19 1835, Fairfax Cty VA
    Died April 28 1905, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, frontier duty, instructor at West Point, resigned May 1861.
    War Service 1861 1st Lt., Lt. Col. in 1st Virginia Cavalry, March 1862 Col., staff officer in Peninsula campaign, July 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Lee’s Cavalry brigade in the Sharpsburg campaign, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Lee’s Cavalry Divn, Spotsylvania, Third Winchester (w), chief of cavalry in ANV towards the end of the war.
    Post War Career Farmer, governor, consul general at Havana, Maj. Gen. of US Volunteers in Spanish-American war.
    Notes Nephew of Gen. Robert E Lee and Gen. Samuel Cooper
    Further reading
    Nichols, James L General Fitzhugh Lee, a biography Lynchburgh VA, H.E. Howard 1989

    Name LEE, George Washington Custis
    Born September 16 1832, Fortress Monroe VA
    Died February 18 1913, Fairfax Cty VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854 (first in his class), engineer duties, resigned May 1861.
    War Service July 1861 Capt. of engineers, built fortifications around Richmond, staff of President Davis, June 1863 Brig. Gen., October 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded G W Lee’s Divn in retreat from Petersburg, Sayler's Creek (s).
    Post War Career Teacher at VMI, president of Washington and Lee College.
    Notes Eldest son of R E Lee. Was uncertain about accepting field command.

    Name LEE, Robert Edward
    Born January 19 1807, Westmoreland Cty VA
    Died October 12 1870, Lexington VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, engineering duty, Mexican War, superintendent of West Point, 2nd Cavalry, commanded the forces that captured John Brown's body of men at Harper's Ferry, refused the offer of command of US forces at the outbreak of the War, resigned April 1861.
    War Service 1861 commander in chief of forces of Virginia, May 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate army, commanded forces in West Virginia, examined coastal defenses, August 1861 full General, military adviser to President Davis, took over command of ANV after J E Johnston was wounded, commanded ANV until the surrender at Appomattox, in 1865 he was made General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States.
    Post War Career President of Washington (later Washington and Lee) College.
    Notes The greatest general for the CSA. One of he greatest leader of men. Did not write memoirs.
    On the Internet Stratford Hall Plantation, birthplace of Robert E. Lee
    Further reading
    Anderson, Nancy Scott The generals--Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee New York, Knopf 1988
    Freeman, Douglas Southall R. E. Lee, a biography New York, Scribner 1934-35
    Lee, Fitzhugh General Lee : a biography of Robert E. Lee New York, Da Capo Press, 1994
    Nolan, Alan T Lee considered : General Robert E. Lee and Civil War history Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1991
    Taylor, Walter Herron General Lee, his campaigns in Virginia, 1861-1865 : with personal reminiscences Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press 1994

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    Name LEE, Stephen Dill
    Born September 22 1833, Charleston SC
    Died May 28 1908, Vicksburg MS
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, artillery and staff duty, resigned February 1861.
    War Service 1861 Capt. on Beauregard's staff, Fort Sumter, served in ANV artillery, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., chief of Pemberton's artillery, Vicksburg campaign, Vicksburg (s), exchanged one month later, August 1863 Maj. Gen., cavalry command in the Dept. of Alabama Mississippi and East Louisiana, June 1864 Lt. Gen., took over command of Hood’s Corps in Army of Tennessee, Ezra Church, Franklin and Nashville campaign (w), Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Farmer, politician, college president.
    Notes Youngest Confederate Lt. Gen. A distant relative of R E Lee.

    Name LEE, William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney"
    Born May 31 1837, "Arlington" VA
    Died October 15 1891, Alexandria VA
    Pre-War Profession Commissioned into US army 1857, resigned 1859, planter.
    War Service 1861 Capt. in cavalry, Maj., Western Virginia, Lt. Col., April 1862 Col. of 9th Virginia Cavalry, Virginia operations, South Mountain, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Cavalry Bde at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station (w), captured while recuperating, released March 1864, April 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded W H F Lees’ Cavalry Divn at Petersburg, second in command of cavalry at Appomattox.
    Post War Career Farmer, politician, US congressman.
    Notes Second son of Gen. Robert E Lee. Youngest Maj. Gen. in Confederate service.
    Further reading
    Daughtry, Mary Bandy Gray Cavalier: The Life and Wars of General William H. F. "Rooney" Lee New York, Da Capo Press 2002

    Name LEVENTHORPE, Collett
    Born May 15 1815, Exmouth, England
    Died December 1 1889, Wilkes Cty NC
    Pre-War Profession 1832 commissioned in 14th Regiment of Foot in British Army, colonial duty, emigrated to US in 1842.
    War Service November 1861 elected Col. of 34th North Carolina, April 1862 Col. of 11th North Carolina, North Carolina coastal defenses, joined the ANV in 1863, Gettysburg (w), captured in the retreat to Virginia, released nine months later, April 1864 Brig. Gen. of state troops, operated in Roanoke River and Weldon Railroad area, February 1865 Brig. Gen. - refused the appointment.
    Post War Career Businessman.
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    Name LEWIS, Joseph Horace
    Born October 29 1824, Barren Cty KY
    Died July 6 1904, Scott Cty KY
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
    War Service September 1861 organized 6th Kentucky - Col., Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded the Orphan Brigade/Breckenridge’s Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, brigade was then mounted and served in Wheeler's corps, Carolinas campaign, President Davis' escort in his flight.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician, US congressman, judge.
    Notes

    Name LEWIS, William Gaston
    Born September 3 1835, Rocky Mount NC
    Died January 7 1901, Goldsboro NC
    Pre-War Profession Teacher, surveyor, railroad engineer.
    War Service April 1861 Lt. in 1st North Carolina, Big Bethel, Maj. in 33rd North Carolina, New Berne, Lt. Col. of 43rd North Carolina, Second Winchester, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, Plymouth NC, Petersburg, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Lewis’s Bde/Early’s Divn in Early's Washington raid, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Petersburg, Appomattox campaign (w,c).
    Post War Career Civil engineer.
    Notes

    Name LIDDELL, St John Richardson
    Born September 6 1815, nr Woodville MS
    Died February 14 1870, on a steamboat on the Black River
    Pre-War Profession West Point but resigned after 1 year in 1834, planter.
    War Service 1861 volunteer adc to Gen. Hardee with rank of Col., courier for A S Johnston, commanded a brigade at Corinth under Cleburne, July 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde at Perryville, commanded 2nd Bde/Cleburne’s Divn at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, District commands in Trans Mississippi, Red River campaign, defense of Mobile, Fort Blakely (c).
    Post War Career Planter.
    Notes A reliable commander. Killed by a family with whom he had been quarreling.

    Name LILLEY, Robert Doak
    Born January 28 1836, Greenville VA
    Died November 12 1886, Richmond VA
    Pre-War Profession Salesman.
    War Service 1861 Recruited Augusta Lee Guards (36th Virginia) - Capt., Western Virginia, McDowell, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Maj., served with Imboden in Western Virginia, Gettysburg campaign, Lt. Col., Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Early's old brigade in Early's Washington raid, Stephenson's Depot (w,c), freed after four days, commanded reserve forces in Shenandoah Valley.
    Post War Career Financial agent for Washington College.
    Notes

    Name LITTLE, Lewis Henry
    Born March 19 1817, Baltimore MD
    Died September 19 1862, Iuka MS
    Pre-War Profession Commissioned into US army 1839, Mexican War, resigned May 1861.
    War Service 1861 Maj. of artillery, staff of Sterling Price, Elkhorn Tavern, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Divn/Army of the West under Bragg, Iuka (k).
    Notes

    Name LOGAN, Thomas Muldrup
    Born November 3 1840, Charleston SC
    Died August 11 1914, New York NY
    Pre-War Profession Student
    War Service 1861 served as a volunteer during the Fort Sumter bombardment, helped to organise the Hampton Legion - 1st Lt., First Manassas, Capt., Gaines' Mill (w), Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Maj., Lt. Col., Chickamauga, Knoxville, May 1864 Col., Petersburg campaign, Brig. Gen. February 1865, Bentonville.
    Post War Career Railroad developer, businessman.
    Notes
    Further reading
    Morrill, Lily A builder of the new South : notes on the career of Thomas M. Logan Boston, Christopher Pub. House 1940

    Name LOMAX, Lunsford Lindsay
    Born November 4 1835, Newport RI
    Died May 28 1913, Washington DC
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, frontier duty, resigned April 1861.
    War Service 1861 Capt. of Virginia state troops, staff officer in Tennessee, June 1863 Col. of 11th Virginia Cavalry, Imboden's raid, Brandy Station, Gettysburg campaign, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Lomax’s Bde/W H F Lee’s Divn in Overland campaign, August 1864 Maj. Gen., Yellow Tavern, Shenandoah Valley campaign, command of Valley District.
    Post War Career Farmer, college president.
    Notes Assisted in compilation of Official Records.

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    Name LONG, Armistead Lindsay
    Born September 3 (or 13) 1825, Campbell Cty VA
    Died April 29 1891, Charlottesville VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, artillery duty, resigned June 1861.
    War Service 1861 Maj. of artillery, Loring's staff in Western Virginia, Col. as military secretary to Lee when he became commander of ANV, commander of II Corps artillery, September 1863 Brig. Gen., served with the ANV until the end of the War.
    Post War Career Canal engineer, although blind wrote a biography of R E Lee.
    Notes Son-in-law of Union Gen. E V Sumner

    Name LONGSTREET, James "Old Pete"
    Born January 8 1821, Edgefield Dist. SC
    Died January 2 1904, Gainesville GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Indian campaigns, Mexican War, resigned June 1861
    War Service June 1861 Brig. Gen., First Manassas, October 1861 Maj. Gen. in command of a division, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas campaign, Corps command at Sharpsburg, October 1862 Lt. Gen. in command of I Corps of ANV, Fredericksburg, Suffolk campaign, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Wilderness (w), defense of Richmond, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Insurance agent, lottery supervisor, US minister to Turkey, wrote memoirs.
    Notes One of the best fighters, but over-deliberate in the opinion of many (especially adherents to the “Lost Cause”).
    On the Internet The Longstreet Chronicles
    Further reading
    Longstreet, James From Manassas to Appomattox : memoirs of the Civil War in America New York, Da Capo Press 1992
    Piston, William Garrett Lee's tarnished lieutenant : James Longstreet and his place in southern history Athens, University of Georgia Press 1987
    Sanger, Donald Bridgman James Longstreet: I. Soldier, by Donald Bridgman Sanger; II. Politician, officeholder, and writer, by Thomas Robson Hay Gloucester MA, P. Smith 1968
    Wert, Jeffry D General James Longstreet : the Confederacy's most controversial soldier : a biography New York, Simon & Schuster 1993

    Name LORING, William Wing "Old Blizzards"
    Born December 4 1818, Wilmington NC
    Died December 30 1886, New York NY
    Pre-War Profession Planter, lawyer, politician, soldier, Seminole war, Mexican War, resigned May 1861 as a full Col.
    War Service May 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded forces in western Virginia, Cheat Mountain, February 1862 Maj. Gen. in command of the Army of Southwestern Virginia, corps command in Army of Mississippi, blocked Grant's advance on Vicksburg, command Loring’s Corps in the Army of Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Traveled abroad, service of Khedive of Egypt, returned to US, wrote memoirs.
    On the Internet The William Wing Loring World Wide Web Page
    Further reading
    Loring, William Wing Report of Major General Loring of battle of Baker's Creek, and subsequent movements of his command Richmond, R.M. Smith 1864
    Wessels, William L Born to be a soldier; the military career of William Wing Loring of St. Augustine, Florida Fort Worth, Texas Christian University Press 1971
    [NOTE: Along with Dr. Dunn; he founded the area of Dunn-Loring, Virginia, right off the railroad right of way of the old W&OD RR, near Merrifield, Va]

    Name LOVELL, Mansfield
    Born October 20 1822, Washington DC
    Died June 1 1884, New York NY
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican War, 1954 resigned from US army, businessman.
    War Service October 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded defenses of New Orleans, commanded a corps at Corinth, relieved of command because of his failure at New Orleans, absolved of charges of incompetence by a court of inquiry but given no further appointment.
    Post War Career Civil engineer.
    Notes

    Name LOWREY, Mark Perrin
    Born December 30 1828, McNairy Cty TN
    Died February 27 1885, Middleton TN
    Pre-War Profession Bricklayer, Mexican War, minister.
    War Service 1861 Col. of 4th Regt of Mississippi state troops (a sixty day regiment), April 1862 raised 32nd Mississippi - Col., Perryville, Kentucky campaign, Chickamauga, October 1863 Brig. Gen., Missionary Ridge, commanded Lowrey’s Bde/Cleburne’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, commanded Cleburne’s Divn at Jonesborough, Nashville and Franklin campaign, March 1865 resigned commission.
    Post War Career Minister, college professor.
    Notes

    Name LOWRY, Robert
    Born March 10 1830, Chesterfield Dist. SC
    Died January 19 1910, Jackson MS
    Pre-War Profession Merchant, lawyer, politician.
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in 6th Mississippi, Maj., Shiloh (w), May 1862 Col., Vicksburg campaign, Atlanta campaign, Franklin, commanded Adams’s Bde/Loring’s Divn at Nashville, February 1865 Brig. Gen., Bentonville.
    Post War Career Politician, governor.
    Notes

    Name LYON, Hylan Benton
    Born February 22 1836, Caldwell Cty KY
    Died April 25 1907, Eddyville KY
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, artillery service, resigned April 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. of artillery, Capt., February 1862 Lt. Col. in 8th Kentucky, Fort Donelson, Col., Holly Springs, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, brigade command in Forrest's cavalry, Brice's Cross Roads, June 1864 Brig. Gen., Franklin and Nashville campaign, command of Dist. of Western Kentucky.
    Post War Career Went to Mexico, returned to US, farmer, prison commissioner.
    Notes

    Name MCCAUSLAND, John
    Born September 13 1836, St Louis MO
    Died January 22 1927, Mason Cty WV
    Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1857, assistant professor at VMI.
    War Service 1861 recruited 36th Virginia - Col., Fort Donelson, operations in Southwestern Virginia, Cloyd's Mountain, May 1864 Brig. Gen., led cavalry in the Shenandoah valley, Monocacy, burned Chambersburg on Early's orders, commanded McCausland’s Bde/Rosser’s Cavalry Divn at Petersburg, Five Forks, broke through Union lines at Appomattox rather than surrender.
    Post War Career Fled to Europe and Mexico, farmer.
    Notes Second last surviving Confederate general.
    Further reading
    Johnson, Diana L Unreconstructed rebel Huntington WV, University Editions 1992

    Name MCCOMB, William
    Born November 21 1828, Mercer Cty PA
    Died July 21 1918, Louisa Cty VA
    Pre-War Profession Manufacturer
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in 14th Tennessee, May 1861 2nd Lt., Cheat Mountain, Maj., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Lt. Col., Second Manassas, September 1862 Col., Sharpsburg (w), Chancellorsville (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, commanded McComb’s Bde/Heth’s Divn at Petersburg, January 1865 Brig. Gen., Appomattox.
    Post War Career Farmer.
    Notes

    Name MCCOWN, John Porter
    Born August 19 1815, Sevierville TN
    Died January 22 1879, Little Rock AR
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, artillery service, Mexican War, resigned May 1861.
    War Service May 1861 Lt. Col., Col. in command of artillery corps in the Provisional army of Tennessee, October 1861 Brig. Gen., Belmont, New Madrid, Fort Pillow, March 1862 Maj. Gen. in command of the Army of the West, commanded Dept of East Tennessee, commanded McCown’s Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, court martial for disobedience, relieved of rank and pay for 6 months, quarreled with Bragg and President Davis, saw little service after that.
    Post War Career Teacher, farmer.
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    Name MCCULLOCH, Ben
    Born November 11 1811, Rutherford Cty TN
    Died March 7 1862, Pea Ridge AR
    Pre-War Profession Soldier, surveyor, Texas Ranger.
    War Service May 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded in Indian Territory, commanded troops in Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern (k).
    Notes Brother of Gen. Henry McCulloch
    On the Internet Ben McCulloch (1811-1862)
    Further reading
    Cutrer, Thomas W Ben McCulloch and the frontier military tradition Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1993

    Name MCCULLOCH, Henry Eustace
    Born December 6 1816, Rutherford Cty TN
    Died March 12 1895, Rockport TX
    Pre-War Profession Farmer, sheriff, Mexican War, Texas Ranger, politician, US marshal.
    War Service April 1861 Col. of 1st Texas Mounted Rifles, frontier duty in Texas, March 1862 Brig. Gen., Vicksburg campaign, district command in Texas.
    Post War Career Farmer.
    Notes

    Name MCGOWAN, Samuel
    Born October 9 1819, Laurens Dist. SC
    Died August 9 1897, Abbeville SC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician, Maj. Gen. of militia.
    War Service April 1861 commanded a militia brigade at Fort Sumter, staff officer at First Manassas, Lt. Col. in 14th South Carolina, April 1862 Col., Seven Days (w), Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas (w), Fredericksburg, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded McGowan’s Bde/Hill's Divn at Chancellorsville (w), commanded McGowan’s Bde/Wilcox’s Divn at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania (w), Petersburg campaign, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Elected to Congress but denied his seat, politician, judge.
    Notes

    Name MCINTOSH, James McQueen
    Born 1828, Fort Brooke FL
    Died March 7 1862, Pea Ridge AR
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, frontier duty, resigned May 1861.
    War Service May 1861 Capt. of cavalry, Wilson’s Creek, October 1861 Col. of 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles, January 1862 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Provisional Army, Elkhorn Tavern (k).
    Notes Brother of Union General John B. McIntosh.

    Name MACKALL, William Whann
    Born January 18 1817, Cecil Cty MD
    Died August 12 1891, Fairfax Cty VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole War, Mexican War, May 1861 appointed Lt. Col. and Adjutant general USA but declined the promotion, resigned July 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. in Adjutant general's Dept, staff of A S Johnston, February 1862 Brig. Gen., Island No 10 (c), exchanged, district commands, chief of staff to Bragg in Army of Tennessee, relieved at his own request after Chickamauga, brigade command in Mississippi, chief of staff to J E Johnston during the Atlanta campaign, declined to serve under Hood, saw no more active service.
    Post War Career Farmer, real estate speculator.
    Notes

    Name MCLAWS, Lafayette
    Born January 15 1821, Augusta GA
    Died July 24 1897, Savannah GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican War, resigned March 1861.
    War Service 1861 organised 10th Georgia - June 1861 Col., September 1861 Brig. Gen., served under Magruder in the Peninsula campaign, May 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded McLaws’ Divn in Longstreet's command, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, relieved of his command by Longstreet, transferred to Georgia, defense of Savannah, served under J E Johnston in Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Insurance agent, internal revenue collector, postmaster.
    Notes

    Name MCNAIR, Evander
    Born April 15 1820, Richmond Cty NC
    Died November 13 1902, Hattiesburg MS
    Pre-War Profession Merchant, Mexican War.
    War Service 1861 raised an infantry battalion which became 4th Arkansas - August 1861 Col., Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, brigade command at Richmond KY, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/McCown’s Divn at Murfreesboro, commanded McNair’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Chickamauga (w), brigade command in Trans Mississippi, Price's Missouri raid.
    Post War Career Businessman.
    Notes

    Name MCRAE, Dandridge
    Born October 10 1829, Baldwin Cty AL
    Died April 23 1899, Searcy AR
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, court clerk, inspector general of state troops.
    War Service 1861 Maj. in 3rd Bn of Arkansas Infantry, Col. of 21st Arkansas, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, November 1862 Brig. Gen., criticized by Gen. Holmes for his troops' lack of discipline, Helena AR, served under Price in Red River campaign, resigned commission in 1864.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
    Notes

    Name MCRAE, William
    Born September 9 1834, Wilmington NC
    Died February 11 1882, Augusta GA
    Pre-War Profession Civil engineer.
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in Monroe Light Infantry, Capt. when it became part of 15th North Carolina, Lt. Col., Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, February 1863 Col., service in North Carolina, Bristoe campaign, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, June 1864 Brig. Gen. (temporary - later confirmed), commanded McRae’s Bde/Heth’s Divn in Petersburg campaign, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Railroad superintendent.
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    Name MCCULLOCH, Ben
    Born November 11 1811, Rutherford Cty TN
    Died March 7 1862, Pea Ridge AR
    Pre-War Profession Soldier, surveyor, Texas Ranger.
    War Service May 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded in Indian Territory, commanded troops in Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern (k).
    Notes Brother of Gen. Henry McCulloch
    On the Internet Ben McCulloch (1811-1862)
    Further reading
    Cutrer, Thomas W Ben McCulloch and the frontier military tradition Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1993

    Name MCCULLOCH, Henry Eustace
    Born December 6 1816, Rutherford Cty TN
    Died March 12 1895, Rockport TX
    Pre-War Profession Farmer, sheriff, Mexican War, Texas Ranger, politician, US marshal.
    War Service April 1861 Col. of 1st Texas Mounted Rifles, frontier duty in Texas, March 1862 Brig. Gen., Vicksburg campaign, district command in Texas.
    Post War Career Farmer.
    Notes

    Name MCGOWAN, Samuel
    Born October 9 1819, Laurens Dist. SC
    Died August 9 1897, Abbeville SC
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician, Maj. Gen. of militia.
    War Service April 1861 commanded a militia brigade at Fort Sumter, staff officer at First Manassas, Lt. Col. in 14th South Carolina, April 1862 Col., Seven Days (w), Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas (w), Fredericksburg, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded McGowan’s Bde/Hill's Divn at Chancellorsville (w), commanded McGowan’s Bde/Wilcox’s Divn at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania (w), Petersburg campaign, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Elected to Congress but denied his seat, politician, judge.
    Notes

    Name MCINTOSH, James McQueen
    Born 1828, Fort Brooke FL
    Died March 7 1862, Pea Ridge AR
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, frontier duty, resigned May 1861.
    War Service May 1861 Capt. of cavalry, Wilson’s Creek, October 1861 Col. of 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles, January 1862 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Provisional Army, Elkhorn Tavern (k).
    Notes Brother of Union General John B. McIntosh.

    Name MACKALL, William Whann
    Born January 18 1817, Cecil Cty MD
    Died August 12 1891, Fairfax Cty VA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole War, Mexican War, May 1861 appointed Lt. Col. and Adjutant general USA but declined the promotion, resigned July 1861.
    War Service 1861 Lt. Col. in Adjutant general's Dept, staff of A S Johnston, February 1862 Brig. Gen., Island No 10 (c), exchanged, district commands, chief of staff to Bragg in Army of Tennessee, relieved at his own request after Chickamauga, brigade command in Mississippi, chief of staff to J E Johnston during the Atlanta campaign, declined to serve under Hood, saw no more active service.
    Post War Career Farmer, real estate speculator.
    Notes

    Name MCLAWS, Lafayette
    Born January 15 1821, Augusta GA
    Died July 24 1897, Savannah GA
    Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican War, resigned March 1861.
    War Service 1861 organised 10th Georgia - June 1861 Col., September 1861 Brig. Gen., served under Magruder in the Peninsula campaign, May 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded McLaws’ Divn in Longstreet's command, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, relieved of his command by Longstreet, transferred to Georgia, defense of Savannah, served under J E Johnston in Carolinas campaign.
    Post War Career Insurance agent, internal revenue collector, postmaster.
    Notes

    Name MCNAIR, Evander
    Born April 15 1820, Richmond Cty NC
    Died November 13 1902, Hattiesburg MS
    Pre-War Profession Merchant, Mexican War.
    War Service 1861 raised an infantry battalion which became 4th Arkansas - August 1861 Col., Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, brigade command at Richmond KY, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/McCown’s Divn at Murfreesboro, commanded McNair’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Chickamauga (w), brigade command in Trans Mississippi, Price's Missouri raid.
    Post War Career Businessman.
    Notes

    Name MCRAE, Dandridge
    Born October 10 1829, Baldwin Cty AL
    Died April 23 1899, Searcy AR
    Pre-War Profession Lawyer, court clerk, inspector general of state troops.
    War Service 1861 Maj. in 3rd Bn of Arkansas Infantry, Col. of 21st Arkansas, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, November 1862 Brig. Gen., criticized by Gen. Holmes for his troops' lack of discipline, Helena AR, served under Price in Red River campaign, resigned commission in 1864.
    Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
    Notes

    Name MCRAE, William
    Born September 9 1834, Wilmington NC
    Died February 11 1882, Augusta GA
    Pre-War Profession Civil engineer.
    War Service 1861 Pvt. in Monroe Light Infantry, Capt. when it became part of 15th North Carolina, Lt. Col., Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, February 1863 Col., service in North Carolina, Bristoe campaign, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, June 1864 Brig. Gen. (temporary - later confirmed), commanded McRae’s Bde/Heth’s Divn in Petersburg campaign, Appomattox.
    Post War Career Railroad superintendent.
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