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⋆B★G⋆ Forgotten Officer Happy Birthday Brig. General James G. Martin

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James Green Martin

Born: February 14, 1819
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Birthplace: Elizabeth City, North Carolina

Father: Dr. William Martin 1785 – 1854
(Buried: Old Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, North Carolina)​

Mother: Sophia Dange 1798 – 1873
(Buried: Old Hollywood Cemetery, Elizabeth City, North Carolina)​

1st Wife: Mary Ann Murray Read 1811 – 1857
(Buried: Immanuel Episcopal Churchyard, New Castle, Delaware)​

2nd Wife: Ester Rogers King 1812 – 1898
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina)​

Children:

William Bruce Martin 1846 – 1921​
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia)​
Annie Hollingsworth Martin 1848 – 1916​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina)​
James Green Martin Jr. 1852 – 1913​
(Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina)​

Education:

1840: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (14th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1840 – 1847: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 1st Artillery​
1847 – 1853: 1st Lt. United States Army, 1st Artillery​
1847 – 1861: Captain United States Army, Assistant Quartermaster​
1847: Wounded in the right arm at Battle of Churchbusco, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted Major for Gallantry in two battles of Mexican War​
1848 – 1855: Quartermaster Duty at Fort Monroe, Virginia​
1857 – 1858: Quartermaster Duty at Schuylkill Arsenal​
1858 – 1859: Quartermaster Duty at Nebraska City​
1859 – 1861: Quartermaster Duty at Fort Riley, Kansas​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on June 14th

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain of Confederate Army, Cavalry​
1861: North Carolina State Adjutant General​
1861: Commander in Chief of North Carolina State Forces​
1861: Major General of North Carolina State Militia​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Provisional Army​
1862: Commander of the Department of North Carolina​
1864: Participated in the Battle of New Bern, North Carolina​
1864: Participated in Petersburg and Richmond Campaign
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1864 – 1865: Commander Army of Western North Carolina​
1865: Surrendered at Waynesville, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1878: Attorney in Asheville, North Carolina​

Died: October 4, 1878

Place of Death: Asheville, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Not Known

Age at time of Death: 59 years old

Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, North Carolina
 
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Known as "Old One Wing" because his arm was amputated after a wound at Churubusco in the Mexican War.His right arm was shattered by grapeshot. He left the field after the wounding and relinquished the command to Thomas Jackson.
 
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Robert E. Lee said of Martin, "General Martin is one to whom North Carolina owes a debt she can never repay." Martin surrendered the last remaining organized Confederate force in North Carolina on May 6, 1865.
 
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