{⋆★⋆} MG Bate, William B.

William Brimage Bate

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Born: October 7, 1826

Birth Place: Bledsoe's Lick, (Castalian Springs) Tennessee

Father: James Henry Bate 1804 – 1842
(Buried: Weathered Cemetery, Castalian Springs, Tennessee)​

Mother: Amanda Patience Weathered 1806 – 1885
(Buried: Weathered Cemetery, Castalian Springs, Tennessee)​

Wife: Julia Peete 1834 – 1910
(Buried: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​


Mary Irby “Mazie” Bate Mastin 1856 – 1941​
(Buried: Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Texas)​


Common Education​
1852: Graduated from Lebanon law school​

Occupation before War:

Clerk for Steamboat Company​
Newspaper Editor​
1846 – 1848: 1st Lt. In 3rd Tennessee Infantry during Mexican War​
1849 – 1851: Tennessee State Representative​
Attorney in Gallatin, Tennessee​
District Attorney General in Nashville, Tennessee​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 2nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Led his regiment during the Battle of Shiloh, wounded in leg​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Infantry​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Chickamauga
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1863: Participated in the Chattanooga Campaign​
1864 – 1865: Major General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Division Commander during the Atlanta Campaign​
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Willis Mill Road​
1864: Recuperated in Barnesville, Georgia​
1865: Participated in the Carolina Campaign​
1865: Surrendered at Greensboro, North Carolina

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Gallatin Tennessee​
1883 – 1887: Governor of Tennessee​
1887 – 1905: United States Senator from Tennessee​

Died: March 9, 1905

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia & Heart Failure

Age at time of Death: 78 years old

Burial Place: Mount Olivet Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee

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