★★★ -Greene, Colton

Colton Greene:
Born: July 7, 1833
Colonel Greene.jpg

Birthplace: South Carolina

Occupation before War:

Wealthy & Successful Wholesale Merchant in St. Louis Missouri
Attorney in a St. Louis Missouri Law Firm
Head of the Minute Men Movement in St. Louis Missouri

Civil War Career:
1861: Drillmaster for Missouri State Guards
1861 – 1862: Colonel Assistant Adjutant 7th​ Division Missouri Guards
1862: Commander of 7th​ Division during the Battle of Pea Ridge
1862 – 1865: Colonel of 3rd​ Missouri Cavalry Regiment
Acted as Commander of Marmaduke's Brigade Trans Miss. Dept.
1864: Court Martialed for disobeying orders but acquitted
1865: Recommended for Promotion to Brigadier General
1865: Paroled in Houston Texas on June 27, 1865 by Union Army

Occupation after War:
Life Insurance Agent for Knickerbocker Life Insurance Company
Founder of Tennessee States Savings Bank in Memphis Tennessee
Organized support for Memphis's first municipal waterworks
Arranged the first Memphis Tennessee Mardi Gras Festival
Helped with the founding of Memphis Tennessee Public Library
1875: First President of the Tennessee Club

Died: September 23, 1900
Place of Death: Memphis Tennessee
Age at time of Death: 64 years old
Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery Memphis Tennessee (Oct. 3, 1900)
Sep 15, 2018
South Texas
Not sure of the details but his court martial had something to do with not turning over his mules to the Confederate Government. Maybe that portrait of him is partially true, that insignia on the collar. He was an acting brigadier but I don't think he ever got the actual commission ftom Richmond.