{⋆★⋆} BG Finley, Jesse J.

Jesse Johnson Finley

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Born: November 18, 1812

Birthplace: Lebanon, Tennessee

Father: Colonel Obadiah Gaines Finley 1787 – 1871
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Tennessee)​

Mother: Mary Lewis Johnson 1791 – 1830
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Lebanon, Tennessee)​

1st​ Wife: Amanda Catherine Yerger 1812 – 1836

2nd​ Wife: Margaret Harris Martin 1826 – 1898
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, Florida)​

3rd​ Wife: Eliza Hallon

Children:
Lucius Finley 1833 – 1892​
(Buried: Oaklawn Cemetery, Tampa, Florida)​
Samuel Yerger Finley 1835 – 1903​
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, Florida)​
Emily Finley​
Arthur Finley​
Charles Alexander Finley 1849 – 1934​
(Buried: Marvin Chapel Cemetery, Graceville, Florida)​

Occupation before War:

Served in the Seminole War rising to rank of Captain​
Attorney in Mississippi County, Arkansas​
1841: Arkansas State Senator​
Attorney in Memphis, Tennessee
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1845: Mayor of Memphis, Tennessee​
1850: Florida State Senator​
1852: Whig Party Presidential Elector​
1853 – 1861: Judge of Western Circuit Court of Florida​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Judge of Confederate State District Court for Florida​
1862: Private in 6th​ Florida Infantry Regiment​
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 6th​ Florida Infantry Regiment​
1863: Helped Capture Union Artillery Battery, Battle of Chickamauga​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Infantry​
Protected the rearguard during the Battle of Missionary Ridge​
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Resaca, Georgia​
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Jonesborough, Georgia​
1865: Surrendered in Columbus, Georgia​
1865: Paroled on May 23, 1865 in Quincy, Florida​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Lake City, Florida​
Attorney in Jacksonville, Florida​
1876 – 1877: United States Congressman from Florida​
1879: United States Congressman from Florida​
1881 – 1882: United States Congressman from Florida​

Died: November 6, 1904

Place of Death: Lake City, Florida

Age at time of Death: 91 years old

Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery, Gainesville, Florida
 
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Jesse Johnson Finley:
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Born: November 18, 1812View attachment 381198
Birthplace: Lebanon Tennessee
Father: Colonel Obadiah Gaines Finley 1787 – 1871
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery Lebanon Tennessee)
Mother: Mary Lewis Johnson 1791 – 1830
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery Lebanon Tennessee)
1st​ Wife: Amanda Catherine Yerger 1812 – 1836
2nd​ Wife: Margaret Harris Martin 1826 – 1898
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Gainesville Florida)
3rd​ Wife: Eliza Hallon
Children:
Lucius Finley 1833 – 1892
(Buried: Oaklawn Cemetery Tampa Florida)
Samuel Yerger Finley 1835 – 1903
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery Gainesville Florida)
Emily Finley
Arthur Finley
Charles Alexander Finley 1849 – 1934
(Buried: Marvin Chapel Cemetery Graceville Florida)

Occupation before War:
Served in the Seminole War rising to rank of Captain
Attorney in Mississippi County Arkansas
1841: Arkansas State Senator
Attorney in Memphis Tennessee
1845: Mayor of Memphis Tennessee
1850: Florida State SenatorView attachment 381199
1852: Whig Party Presidential Elector
1853 – 1861: Judge of Western Circuit Court of Florida

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Judge of Confederate State District Court for Florida
1862: Private in 6th​ Florida Infantry Regiment
1862 – 1863: Colonel of 6th​ Florida Infantry Regiment
1863: Helped Capture Union Artillery Battery Battle of Chickamauga
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry
Protected the rearguard during the Battle of Missionary Ridge
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Resaca Georgia
1864: Wounded during the Battle of Jonesborough Georgia
1865: Surrendered in Columbus Georgia
1865: Paroled on May 23, 1865 in Quincy Florida

Occupation after War:
Attorney in Lake City Florida
Attorney in Jacksonville Florida
1876 – 1877: United States Congessman from Florida
1879: United States Congressman from Florida
1881 – 1882: United States Congressman from Florida



Died:
November 6, 1904
Place of Death: Lake City Florida
Age at time of Death: 91 years old
Burial Place: Evergreen Cemetery Gainesville Florida
Finley commanded the Florida brigade of Batte's division during the Atlanta campaign,though often incapacitated due to wounds and command being given to Ltc. Kenan or Bullock.
 

Luke Freet

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Were there 2 Florida brigades? One led by Finegan in the Army of Northern Virginia and the other in the Army of Tennessee led by Finley.
Technically there were 3.
First was Edward Perry's/David Lang's Brigade, of the 2nd, 5th and 8th Regiments
Finley's brigade of the 1st/3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th and 1st Cavalry
And finally Finegan's brigade, the 9th, 10th, and 11th Florida
 

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Okay thanks, which of the three called themselves the "Florida Brigade" or were called the "Florida Brigade" by others? Or did they all?
I don't know if Finley was widely known as the "Florida Brigade", or if its soldiers called it that. I don't have the research on that.
 

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