CS Baldwin, Briscoe Gerard

Briscoe Gerard Baldwin Jr.:

Born: August 12, 1828

Birthplace: Staunton Virginia

Father: Judge Briscoe Gerard Baldwin Sr. 1789 – 1852

(Buried: Thornrose Cemetery Staunton Virginia)

Mother: Martha Steele Brown 1791 – 1870

(Buried: Thornrose Cemetery Staunton Virginia)

Wife: Never Married


1848: Graduated from Virginia Military Institute – (22nd in class)

Occupation before War:

1851 – 1861: Captain & Ordnance Officer in United States Army

Civil War Career:

Distant relative of JEB Stuarts who called him Buck and wrote “Baldwin ought to be a General”

1861: Lt. and Ordnance Officer at Ordnance Bureau in Richmond

1861: Commander of Richmond Virginia Arsenal

1862: Captain and Ordnance Officer in Confederate Army

1862: Captain & Acting Assistant Adjutant on Rode’s Staff

1862: Major and Ordnance Officer in Confederate Army

1862: Acting Lt. Colonel of 6th Alabama Infantry Regiment

1862: Wounded in the lungs at Battle of Malvern Hill Virginia

1862 – 1865: Lt. Colonel & Ordnance Officer General Lee’s Staff

Occupation after War:

Businessman in Richmond Virginia

Cattle Rancher on the Brazos River in Texas

Superintendent of Schools in Bryan Texas

Died: September 28, 1898

Place of Death: Bryan Texas

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Bryan City Cemetery Bryan Texas
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