{⋆★⋆} MG Elzey, Arnold

Arnold Elzey Jr.

Major General Elzey.jpg
Born:
December 18, 1816

Birthname: Arnold Elzey Jones Jr.

Birthplace: Elmwood Plantation, Somerset County, Maryland

Father: Colonel Arnold Elzey Jones Sr. 1785 – 1839
(Buried: Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Churchyard, Princess Anne, Maryland)​

Mother: Anne Wilson Jackson 1788 – 1866
(Buried: Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Churchyard, Princess Anne, Maryland)​

Wife: Ellen Irwin 1825 – 1902
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​

Children:

Before war.jpg
Arnold Jones Elzey 1849 – 1881​
(Buried: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland)​

Education:

1837: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (33rd in class)​

Occupation before War:

1837 – 1839: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1839 – 1849: 1st Lt. United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1847: Brevetted Captain for Gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco​
1849 – 1861: Captain United States Army, 2nd Artillery​
1851: Resigned his Brevet commission in United States Army​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on April 25th

General Elzey.jpg
Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of 1st Maryland Infantry​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run Wounded​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General in the Confederate Army​
1862: Participated in Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign​
1862: Wounded in the leg during the Battle of Cross Keys​
1862: Wounded in the head during the Battle of Gaines Mill​
1862 – 1865: Major General in the Confederate Army​
1862 – 1864: Commander of Richmond, Virginia Defenses​
Helped Organize the Virginia State Reserves​
1864 – 1865: Chief of Artillery for the Army of Tennessee​
Obituary.jpg
1865:
Commander of Georgia State Militia in Augusta, Georgia​
1865: Paroled in Washington Georgia by the Union Army​

Occupation after War:

Owner of a Small Farm near Jesup's Cut in rural Anne Arundel Co.​

Died:
February 21, 1871

Place of Death: Baltimore, Maryland

Cause of Death: Inflammation of bowels

Age at time of Death: 54 years old

Burial Place: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland

Arnold Elzey.jpg
 
Last edited by a moderator:
Top