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Cullen Andrews Battle

Born: June 1, 1829
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Birth Place: Powelton, Hancock County, Georgia

Father: Dr. Cullen Battle 1785 – 1879
(Buried: Shorter Cemetery, Eufaula, Alabama)​

Mother: Jane Andrews Lamon 1799 – 1883
(Buried: Shorter Cemetery, Eufaula, Alabama)​

Wife: Georgia Florida Williams 1829 – 1895
(Buried: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia)​

Children:

Rev. Henry Wilson Battle 1853 – 1946​
(Buried: Monticello Memorial Park, Albemarle County, Virginia)​
Jennie L. Battle 1866 – 1905​
(Buried: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia)​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Alabama​
Lt. Colonel of Alabama State Militia​

Civil War Career:

1861: Major of 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 3rd Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Battle of South Mountain, Maryland
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1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1863: Injured by falling from his horse​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1863: Brigade Commander during Mine Run Campaign in Virginia​
1863: Brigade Commander during Bristoe Campaign in Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander during Wilderness Campaign in Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Spotsylvania Court House, Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of North Anna, Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Monocacy, Maryland​
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Fort Stevens District of Columbia​
1864: Brigade Commander Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Fisher’s Hill, Virginia
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1864: Wounded in knee cap during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Tuskegee, Alabama​
Elected United States Representative but refused seat in Congress​
Editor of New Bern Journal Newspaper​
Mayor of New Bern, North Carolina​

Died: April 8, 1905

Place of Death: Greensboro, North Carolina

Age at time of Death: 75 years old

Cause of Death: Septicemia

Burial Place: Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Virginia

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Tom Elmore

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Cullen Andrews Battle attended the University of Alabama 1849-1850. (A Register of the Officers and Students of the University of Alabama 1831-1901, comp. by Thomas Waverly Palmer (Tuscaloosa, Alabama: Published by the University, 1901, p. 94)

His memoirs have been published: Third Alabama! The Civil War Memoirs of Brigadier General Cullen Andrews Battle, ed. by Brandon H. Beck, Tuscaloosa, AL: The University of Alabama Press, 2000.

During the Gettysburg campaign, the 3rd Alabama was assigned Provost Guard duty in the town of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania for four or five days beginning on June 24, 1863. Upon their departure, the mayor and other citizens approached then Colonel Battle to thank him and his regiment for their uniform courtesy and kindness [as described in his memoirs].
 
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Cullen Andrews Battle:
Born: June 1, 1829
Birth Place: Powelton Hancock County GeorgiaView attachment 360808
Father: Dr. Cullen Battle 1785 – 1879
(Buried: Shorter Cemetery Eufaula Alabama)
Mother: Jane Andrews Lamon 1799 – 1883
(Buried: Shorter Cemetery Eufaula Alabama)
Wife: Georgia Florida Williams 1829 – 1895
(Buried: Blandford Cemetery Petersburg Virginia)
Children:
Rev. Henry Wilson Battle 1853 – 1946
(Buried: Monticello Memorial Park Albemarle County Virginia)
Jennie L. Battle 1866 – 1905
(Buried: Blandford Cemetery Petersburg Virginia)

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Alabama
Lt. Colonel of Alabama State Militia

Civil War Career:
1861: Major of 3rd​ Alabama Infantry Regiment
1861 – 1862: Lt. Colonel of 3rd​ Alabama Infantry Regiment
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines Virginia
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 3rd​ Alabama Infantry RegimentView attachment 360809
1862: Participated in the Battle of South Mountain Maryland
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam Maryland
1863: injured by falling from his horse
1863: Participated in the Battle of Gettysburg Pennsylvania
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry
1863: Brigade Commander during Mine Run Campaign in Virginia
1863: Brigade Commander during Bristoe Campaign in Virginia
1864: Brigade Commander during Wilderness Campaign in Virginia
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Spotsylvania Court House VA.
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of North Anna Virginia
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Cold Harbor Virginia
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Monocacy Maryland
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Fort Stevens District of Columbia
1864: Brigade Commander Third Battle of Winchester Virginia
1864: Brigade Commander Battle of Fisher’s Hill Virginia
1864: Wounded in knee cap during the Battle of Cedar Creek Virginia

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Tuskegee Alabama
Elected United States Representative but refused seat in Congress
Editor of New Bern Journal Newspaper
Mayor of New Bern North Carolina


Died:
April 8, 1905
Place of Death: Greensboro North Carolina
Age at time of Death: 75 years old
Cause of Death: Septicemia
Burial Place: Blandford Cemetery Petersburg Virginia



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Cullen Battle was Rodes' prefered successor to command his brigade when he was elevated to command. However, as Battle had been incapacitated and out of action, Edward O'Neal of the 26th Alabama took command of the brigade at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, to poor results in the latter. When Battle return, Rodes had him placed as Brigadier of the brigade.
At the end of the Overland Campaign, after his fellow commanders were killed (Daniel and Doles) or promoted (Stephen Ramseur), Battle was the senior brigadier in the division. His wounding at Cedar Creek incapacitated him for the rest of the war, allowing Bryan Grimes to command the division after Rodes' and Ramseur's deaths, becoming the last Confederate Major General
 

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Cullen Battle was Rodes' prefered successor to command his brigade when he was elevated to command. However, as Battle had been incapacitated and out of action, Edward O'Neal of the 26th Alabama took command of the brigade at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, to poor results in the latter. When Battle return, Rodes had him placed as Brigadier of the brigade.
At the end of the Overland Campaign, after his fellow commanders were killed (Daniel and Doles) or promoted (Stephen Ramseur), Battle was the senior brigadier in the division. His wounding at Cedar Creek incapacitated him for the rest of the war, allowing Bryan Grimes to command the division after Rodes' and Ramseur's deaths, becoming the last Confederate Major General
Was it Gen. Rodes or Gen. Lee who had O'Neal replaced with Battle?
 
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