cleburne's division

  1. Luke Freet

    John H. Kelly: Boy General

    I decided, since I share a birthday with this man, I'd make a short bio on him. John Herbert Kelly, when he was promoted to Brigadier General in November of '63, was at the time the youngest Confederate General at the time of his promotion, at 23 years and 7 months; I haven't done the exact...
  2. Luke Freet

    Looking for physical descriptions of Confederate General John H. Kelly

    As I have said many times before, I am working on an Alt History story involving Cleburne's proposal to arm slaves. One of the figures I feature prominently in the narrative is the young John Kelly (technically the youngest general of the CSA). I was introducing him into the story, and am trying...
  3. Luke Freet

    5th Confederate Regiment (J. A. Smith's)

    Formed in July 1862 from the merging of the 2nd Tennessee (Walker's) and the 21st Tennessee Infantry, this storied regiment, first commanded by future general Col. James Argyle Smith. It is notable for having a large portion of its ranks being of Irish origin or heritage. Initially it was...
  4. lelliott19

    Original Document Discovery: Get Your Mules & Ambulances Ready - CS Medical Circular Tullahoma, Tenn. March 15, 1863

    While going through a large box of genealogy research paperwork today, we finally "dug" some original relics!!! :dance: The genealogy paperwork belonged to my grandfather (d. 1972) and the original documents include many related to my 2x great grandfather who was a CS Surgeon. @ucvrelics its...
  5. Luke Freet

    Signers of Cleburne's Memorandum, and their Later Fates

    P. R. Cleburne, major-general, commanding division D. C. Govan, brigadier-general John E. Murray, colonel, Fifth Arkansas G. F. Baucum, colonel, Eighth Arkansas Peter Snyder, lieutenant-colonel, commanding Sixth and Seventh Arkansas E. Warfield, lieutenant-colonel, Second Arkansas M. P...
  6. Luke Freet

    James Argyle Smith: Cleburne's Successor

    Compared to his other subordinates (Wood, Liddell, Govan, Granbury, Lowrey, even Deshler who commanded in one battle), very little is said about J. A. Smith, former commander of the glorious 5th Confederate Regiment. Born in Tennessee 1st July, 1831 (33 at the time of Cleburne's death)...
  7. AUG

    Flags captured in the Battle of Jonesborough

    Artwork by Rick Reeves depicting the consolidated 1st & 15th Arkansas Infantry during the Atlanta Campaign. The battle of Jonesborough, GA, took place on August 31 - September 1, 1864 — the last battle of the Atlanta Campaign. In a major operation to sever the Confederate supply lines to...
  8. AUG

    Battle Flag of the 6th & 15th Texas (consolidated)

    Fort Worth Daily Gazette, Nov. 23, 1885. That was the Hardee pattern flag of the 6th Texas Infantry & 15th Texas Cavalry (consolidated) in Granbury's Texas Brigade, Pat Cleburne's Division. This flag was issued to the regiment around late summer or fall of 1864 after a previous Hardee flag they...
  9. AUG

    6th-7th Arkansas Infantry

    The 1864 Hardee pattern of the 6th & 7th Arkansas Infantry (consolidated) in Govan's Arkansas Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hardee's Corps, Army of Tennessee. This flag was carried throughout the Atlanta Campaign until captured in the battle of Jonesboro, Ga, Sept. 1, 1864. 6th Arkansas...
  10. AUG

    7th Texas Infantry

    Granbury's Texas Brigade (of which the 7th Texas Infantry was a part) at battle of Pickett's Mill. By Rick Reeves. 7th Texas Infantry Company A - McLennan County, "The Waco Guards", Capt. Hiram B. Granbury Company B - Upshur County, Capt. R.S. Camp Company C - Kaufman County, Capt. Edward T...
  11. AUG

    Anecdotes of General Cleburne

    I've read bits and pieces of this account in a number of books, though never read it in its entirety until I finally decided to look it up in the SHSP. I don't believe its been posted here before. By T. O. Moore, 7th Texas Volunteer Infantry [From the New Orleans Picayune, July 2, 1893.]...


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