Alexander, Edward Porter

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Edward Porter Alexander

Born: May 26, 1835
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Birthplace: Washington, Georgia

Father: Adam Leopold Alexander Sr. 1803 – 1882
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia)​

Mother: Sarah Hillhouse Gilbert 1805 – 1855
(Buried: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

1st​ Wife: Betty Jacqueline Mason 1836 – 1890
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia)​

Married: April 3, 1860 in King George County, Virginia
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2nd​ Wife: Mary Landon Mason 1861 – 1946
(Buried: Rose Hill Cemetery, Hagerstown, Maryland)​

Married: October 1, 1901 in Augusta, Richmond County, Georgia

Children:

Bessie Mason Alexander Ficklen 1861 – 1945​
(Buried: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​
Edward Porter Alexander II 1863 – 1930​
Lucy Roy Alexander 1863 – 1900​
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia)​
Adam Leopold Alexander 1867 – 1911​
(Buried: Bonaventure Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​
William Mason Alexander 1868 – 1936​
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, Georgia)​

Signature:
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Education:

1857: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (3rd​ in class)​

Occupation:

1857 – 1858: Brevet 2nd​ Lt. United States Army Corps of Engineers​
1858 – 1861: 2nd​ Lt. United States Army Corps of Engineers​
1858 – 1859: Assistant Instructor at West Point Military Academy​
1859: Instructor of Small Arms at West Point Military Academy​
1860: Assistant Instructor at West Point Military Academy​
1860: Member of Board for trial of Small Arms​
1861: Assistant Engineer Defense Construction at Alcatraz Island​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on May 1, 1861​

Civil War Career:
1861: Captain in the Confederate Army Engineers​
1861: Chief Engineer & Signal Officer to General Beauregard​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of Confederate Army Artillery Staff officer​
1861 – 1862: Chief of Ordnance to General Joseph E. Johnston​
1862: Participated in the Peninsula Campaign as Ordnance Officer​
1862: Participated in the Seven Days Campaign as Ordnance Officer​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of Confederate Army Artillery
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1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia (Artillery)​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia (Artillery)​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863: Arrived too late to participate in the Battle of Chickamuga​
1863 – 1864: Chief of Artillery for Department of East Tennessee​
1864: Participated in the Overland Campaign​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1864 – 1865: Participated in the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia​
1865: Proposed to General Lee to fight war in guerrilla war style​
1865: Participated in the Appomattox Virginia Campaign​
1865: Surrendered at Appomattox Court House Appomattox, Virginia​

Occupation after War:

1866 – 1869: Mathematics Professor at University of South Carolina​
1869 – 1871: President of Columbia Oil Company​
1870 – 1872: Actuary of Policy Holders Carolina life Insurance Co.​
1871 – 1872: Superintendent Charlotte, Columbia, Augusta Railroad​
1872 – 1875: President of Savannah and Memphis Railroad Co.​
1875 – 1878: President & General Manager Western Railroad of Ala.​
1878 – 1880: President of Georgia Railroad and Banking Company​
1880 – 1882: Vice President Louisville and Nashville Railroad Co.
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1883 – 1888: Georgia State Capitol Commissioner​
President of Central Railroad and Banking Company of Georgia​
1892 – 1893: Engineers Committee to Columbia River Navigation​
1893 – 1894: Engineers Committee Chesapeake and Delaware​
Duck Hunted with President Grover Cleveland​

Died: April 28, 1910

Place of Death: Savannah, Georgia

Cause of Death: Arteriosclerosis, coma, stroke

Age at time of Death: 74 years old

Burial Place: Magnolia Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia

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