★★★ Avery, Isaac Wheeler Jr.

Isaac Wheeler Avery Jr.

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Born: May 2, 1837

Birthplace: Saint Augustine, Florida

Father: Isaac Wheeler Avery Sr. 1806 – 1841

Mother: Mary Moore King 1810 – 1888
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery, Savannah, Georgia)​

Wife: Emma Bivings 1849 – 1914
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia)​

Children:

Infant Avery 1879 – 1880​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia)​

Albert Wheeler Avery 1880 – 1917​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia)​
Infant Avery 1882 – 1882​
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia)​

Education:

Attended Oglethorpe University in Savannah, Georgia​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Georgia​

Civil War Career:

1861: Private in Oglethorpe Light Infantry​
1862: Captain of Company I 23rd​ Georgia Cavalry Battalion​
1862: Captured at Booneville, Mississippi​
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel of 4th​ Georgia Cavalry Regiment​
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 4th​ Georgia Cavalry Regiment
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1864: Wounded during the Battle of New Hope Church​
1864 – 1865: Commander of Macon Georgia Home Guard​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Dalton, Georgia​
Editor of Atlanta Constitution Newspaper​
Author of a Standard History of Georgia​

Died: September 8, 1897

Place of Death: Atlanta, Georgia

Age at time of Death: 60 years old

Burial Place: Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Georgia
 
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Luke Freet

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Isaac Wheeler Avery Jr.:
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Born: May 2, 1837View attachment 385014
Birthplace: Saint Augustine Florida
Father: Isaac Wheeler Avery Sr. 1806 – 1841
Mother: Mary Moore King 1810 – 1888
(Buried: North Laurel Grove Cemetery Savannah Georgia)
Wife: Emma Bivings 1849 – 1914
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta Georgia)
Children:
Infant Avery 1879 – 1880
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta Georgia)
Albert Wheeler Avery 1880 – 1917
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta Georgia)
Infant Avery 1882 – 1882
(Buried: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta Georgia)

Education:
Attended Oglethorpe University in Savannah Georgia

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Georgia

Civil War Career:
1861: Private in Oglethorpe Light Infantry
1862: Captain of Company I 23rd​ Georgia Cavalry Battalion
1862: Captured at Booneville Mississippi
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel of 4th​ Georgia Cavalry Regiment
1863 – 1864: Colonel of 4th​ Georgia Cavalry Regiment
1864: Wounded during the Battle of New Hope Church
1864 – 1865: Commander of Macon Georgia Home Guard

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Dalton Georgia
Editor of Atlanta Constitution Newspaper
Author of a Standard History of Georgia


Died: September 8, 1897
Place of Death: Atlanta Georgia
Age at time of Death: 60 years old
Burial Place: Oakland Cemetery Atlanta Georgia


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I believe it was Avery commanding the "Georgia Dragoons" in the Confederate Third Corps at Shiloh.
 

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That newspaper clipping from the Savannah Morning News mentions his being brevetted to major general but the actual commission getting lost in the turmoil and him never receiving it. The use of brevets thing was a rare thing in the Confederate Army wasn't it?
 

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