Confederate General John Breckinridge Grayson.

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Aug 25, 2012
In another post I discussed a Detroit militia company named for General Grayson. Grayson was a Confederate general for only three months before he died. So I was wondering if he might be the first Confederate general to die. His death was on October 21 1861. Does anyone know what Confederate generals who died prior to that date?

General Grayson seems to have all the necessary requirements to have obtained higher positions in the Confederate Army. His service in the Mexican American War earned him a brevetted promotion to Lieutenant Colonel. At the start of the Civil War he was a Major in the US Army. His first cousin was vice president of the Confedercy.

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Nov 8, 2018
Robert S. Garnett (Brother of the future commander of the Stonewall Brigade and then Pickett's old Gamecock Brigade when he was killed in Pickett's Charge) was killed at Corrick's Ford on 13th July, during the early West Virginia campaigns. Barnard Bee and Francis Bartow (though the latter was only postumously promoted to rank) both were killed at 1st Manassas.

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