{⋆★⋆} BG Gordon, George Washington

George Washington Gordon

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Born: October 5, 1836

Birth Place: Pulaski, Tennessee

Father: Andrew Gordon 1802 – 1889
(Buried: Garden Cemetery, Hare, Texas)​

Mother: Eliza Kerr Goff 1801 – 1872
(Buried: Garden Cemetery, Hare, Texas)​

1st Wife: Ora Paine 1858 – 1876 (Married: 1876)
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee)​

2nd Wife: Mary Harbor Hannah 1861 – 1928 (Married: 1899)
(Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee)​

Education:

1859: Graduated from Western Military Institute​

Occupation before War:

1859 – 1861: Civil Engineer in Nashville, Tennessee​

Civil War Career:
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1862 – 1864: Colonel of 11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment​
1862: Wounded & Captured in thigh during Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee​
1862 – 1863: Held as Prisoner of War by the Union Army​
1863: Exchanged in the Prisoner of War Exchange on April 29, 1863​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Wounded and Captured during the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee​
1864: Prisoner of War held at Johnson's Island Union Army Prison​
1864 – 1865: Prisoner of War held at Fort Warren, Massachusetts​
1865: Released from Prison by the Union Army on July 24, 1865
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Occupation after War:

1865 – 1883: Attorney in Memphis, Tennessee​
1883 – 1885: Tennessee State Railroad Commissioner​
1885 – 1889: Special U.S. Indian Agent in Arizona and Nevada​
1889 – 1907: Superintendent of Memphis, Tennessee Schools​
Early Member of the Ku Klux Klan​
1907 – 1911: United States Representative from Tennessee​
1910 – 1911: Commander in Chief of the United Confederate Veterans
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Died: August 9, 1911

Place of Death: Memphis, Tennessee

Cause of Death: Uremia & Nephritis

Age at time of Death: 74 years old

Buried on: August 12, 1911

Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee
 
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He was actually one of the "lucky" ones at Franklin he was only wounded and captured. 6 other generals were killed.
 

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