{⋆★⋆} MG Donelson, Daniel S.

Daniel Smith Donelson

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Born: June 23, 1801
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Birth Place: Sumner County, Tennessee

Father: Samuel Donelson 1758 – 1803

Mother: Mary Smith 1781 – 1857
(Buried: Rock Castle Cemetery, Hendersonville, Tennessee)​

Wife: Margaret Branch 1811 – 1871
(Buried: Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee)​

Children:

Elizabeth Donelson Williams 1831 – 1918​
(Buried: Spring Hill Cemetery, Nashville, Tennessee)​
Mary Ann Donelson Martin 1834 – 1916​
(Buried: Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee)​
Sarah Donelson Bradford 1836 – 1869​
(Buried: Bradford – Eppes Cemetery, Leon County, Florida)​
Rebecca Donelson Dismukes 1840 – 1911​
(Buried: Gallatin City Cemetery Gallatin, Tennessee)​
Martha B. Donelson Shute 1847 – 1893​
(Buried: Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee)​
Susan Branch Donelson Dismukes 1848 – 1871​
(Buried: Hendersonville Presbyterian Church, Hendersonville, Tennessee)​
John Branch Donelson 1851 – 1918​
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama)​
Emily Donelson Horton​
Samuel Davis Donelson
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Daniel Smith Donelson II​

Education:

1825: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (5th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1825 – 1826: 2nd Lt. in United States Army, 3rd Artillery​
1825 – 1826: On Leave of Absence from the army​
1826: Resigned from United States Army on January 22nd
1826 – 1834: Planter in Sumner County, Tennessee​
1827 – 1829: Major of Tennessee State Militia​
1829 – 1834: Brigadier General of Tennessee State Militia​
1841 – 1843: Tennessee State Representative​
1834 – 1836: Planter in Florida Territory​
1836 – 1861: Planter in Sumner County, Tennessee​
1855 – 1861: Tennessee State Representative​
1859 – 1861: Speaker of Tennessee State House of Representatives
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Civil War Career:

1861: Brigadier General of Tennessee State Militia​
1861 – 1863: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Stones River​
1862 – 1863: Commander of East Tennessee Department​
1863: Major General in the Confederate Army Infantry​

Died: April 17, 1863

Place of Death: Knoxville, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Chronic Diarrhea

Age at time of Death: 61 years old

Burial Place: Presbyterian Cemetery, Hendersonville, Tennessee
 
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5 days after his death he was confirmed as Major General by the Confederate Senate. Apparently Richmond was not yet aware that he had died at Montvale Springs. A fort on the Cumberland River was named in his honor.He's the one who determined where Fort Donelson was to be located.
 
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