Trivia Question 1-23-19 Who Am I?

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James Cantey, a CSA Army Brigadier General, a lawyer, planter, South Carolina State Legislator. He was also a planter in Russell County, Alabama. Cantey served in the Mexican-American War, was wounded and left for dead, though his slave came to retrieve his body, saw faints signs of life, and thus retrieved him. Cantey tried to repay the slave by freeing him, but the man refused the offer.

In the Civil War, Cantey served in the 15th Alabama Regiment, and the Army of Tennessee. Post war, he lived out his life at Fort Mitchell, Alabama, where he was buried in the Crowell family cemetery.
 
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Brig. Gen. James Cantey, CSA

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Brig. Gen. James Cantey (1818-1874). The Mexico volunteer had served in the Palmetto Rifles, being gravely wounded at Churubusco. When the civil war began the lawyer raised a company and then commanded the 15th Alabama Infantry Regiment in the east. In early 1863 he was promoted, helped to organize a new brigade and led it as part of the Army of Tennessee. He temporarily led a division during the Atlanta Campaign.
 
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