{⋆★⋆} MG Clayton, Henry DeLamar

Henry DeLamar Clayton Sr.

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Born: March 7, 1827

Birth Place: Pulaski County, Georgia

Father: Nelson Clayton 1796 – 1868
(Buried: Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama)​

Mother: Sarah Leith Carruthers 1800 – 1873
(Buried: Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Alabama)​

Wife: Victoria Virginia Hunter 1832 – 1908
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Eufuala, Alabama)​


Victoria Virginia Clayton Williams​
(Buried: Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, Georgia)​
Sarah Elizabeth Bowler Clayton Walthour 1852 – 1928​
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Eufuala, Alabama)​
Theresa Emily Clayton 1855 – 1856​
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Eufuala, Alabama)​
Henry DeLamar Clayton Jr. 1857 – 1929
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Eufuala, Alabama)​
Bertram Tracy Clayton 1862 – 1918​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Jeff Davis Clayton 1869 – 1941​
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Eufuala, Alabama)​
Lee Johnston Clayton 1874 – 1946​
(Buried: Fairview Cemetery, Eufuala, Alabama)​


Graduated from Emory & Henry College​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Clayton, Alabama​
Served in the Alabama State Militia rising from Captain to Colonel​
1857 – 1861: Alabama State Representative​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Colonel of 1st Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1861: Participated in the Battle of Pensacola, Florida
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1862 – 1863: Colonel of 39th Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1862: Participated in the Kentucky Campaign​
1862 – 1863: Wounded during the Battle of Stones River​
1863 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1863: Brigade Commander during Battle of Chickamuga, Georgia​
1863: Brigade Commander during Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee​
1864: Brigade Commander during the Atlanta Georgia Campaign​
1864: Brigade Commander during Battle of New Hope Church, Georgia​
1864 – 1865: Major General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864 – 1865: Division Commander Franklin – Nashville Campaign​
1865: Resigned his commission and returned home due to chronic stress​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Clayton, Alabama​
Circuit Court Judge in Clayton, Alabama​
1886 – 1889: President of University of Alabama​

Died: October 3, 1889

Place of Death: Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Age at time of Death: 62 years old

Cause of Death: Due to war wounds

Burial Place: Fairview Cemetery, Eufuala, Alabama
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