Forney, John Horace CSA

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FORNEY, John Horace CSA


Born August 12 1829, Lincolnton NC
Died September 13 1902, Jacksonville AL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, frontier duty, Utah expedition, teacher at West Point.
War Service 1861 Alabama state service, Col. of artillery, March 1861 Capt. in Confederate army, raised 10th Alabama, June 1861 Col., First Manassas, Dranesville (w), March 1862 Brig. Gen., Mobile, October 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Forney’s Divn at Vicksburg (s), quickly exchanged, parole and exchange duty in Mississippi, commander of district of Texas.
Post War Career Operated a military academy, surveyor, civil engineer.
Notes Brother of William Henry Forney.
 
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