{⋆★⋆} MG Grimes, Bryan

Bryan Grimes Jr.
:CSA1stNat:
Major General Grimes.jpg


Born: November 2, 1828

Birth Place: Pitt County, North Carolina

Father: Bryan Grimes Sr. 1793 – 1860
(Buried: Avon Cemetery, Pitt County, North Carolina)​

Mother: Nancy Gist 1798 – 1829
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​

1st Wife: Elizabeth Hilliard Davis 1833 – 1857
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​

2nd Wife: Charlotte Emily Bryan 1840 – 1920
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​

Children:

Bryan Grimes III 1852 – 1852​
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​
Elizabeth “Betty” Grimes Mordecai 1853 – 1946​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​
Nancy Grimes 1854 - 1854​
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​
Alston Grimes 1866 – 1914​
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​
John Bryan Grimes 1868 – 1923​
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​
Charlotte Bryan Grimes Williams 1869 – 1950​
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery, Raleigh, North Carolina)​
Mary Bryan Grimes Hackett 1871 – 1957​
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​
Susan Penelope Grimes 1872 – 1920​
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​
William Demise Grimes 1876 – 1932​
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​
George Frederick Grimes 1877 – 1880​
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina)​
Junius Daniel Grimes 1878 – 1959​
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, North Carolina)​
Theodora Bryan Grimes Rodman 1880 – 1939​
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, North Carolina)​

Education:

1848: Graduated from University of North Carolina​

Occupation before War:

Manager and Owner of the Grimesland Family Plantation​

Civil War Career:

1861: Delegate to North Carolina State Secession Convention​
1861 – 1862: Major of 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Lt. Colonel of 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1862: Injured in the Leg during the Battle of Seven Pines​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 4th North Carolina Infantry Regiment​
1862: Attacked by Typhoid fever and sent to Raleigh to recuperate​
1862: Kicked by his horse near Edwards Ferry​
1862: Sent to Winchester, Virginia to camp and recuperate​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863: Wounded in the foot during the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: In charge of the rear guard during the Battle of Gettysburg​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Infantry​
1864: Wounded in the leg during the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia​
1865: Major General of Confederate Army, Infantry​
1865: Suffered from a nervous headache during the Battle of Petersburg​
1865: Surrendered and Paroled at Appomattox, Virginia​

Occupation after War:

1865 – 1867: Lived in Raleigh, North Carolina​
1866: Pardoned by the United States Government​
1867 – 1880: Farmer in Grimesland, North Carolina​
Trustee of University of North Carolina​

Died: August 14, 1880

Place of Death: Pitt County, North Carolina

Cause of Death: Wounding to the left arm and breast

Age at time of Death: 51 years old

Burial Place: Grimesland Cemetery, Grimesland, North Carolina
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Luke Freet

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Joined
Nov 8, 2018
Location
Palm Coast, Florida
Bryan Grimes Jr. :
:CSA1stNat:
Born: November 2, 1828View attachment 379860
Birth Place: Pitt County North Carolina
Father: Bryan Grimes Sr. 1793 – 1860
(Buried: Avon Cemetery Pitt County North Carolina)
Mother: Nancy Gist 1798 – 1829
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
1st​ Wife: Elizabeth Hilliard Davis 1833 – 1857
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
2nd​ Wife: Charlotte Emily Bryan 1840 – 1920
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
Children:
Bryan Grimes III 1852 – 1852
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
Elizabeth “Betty” Grimes Mordecai 1853 – 1946
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Raleigh North Carolina)
Nancy Grimes 1854 - 1854
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
Alston Grimes 1866 – 1914
(Buried: Grimeland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
John Bryan Grimes 1868 – 1923
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
Charlotte Bryan Grimes Williams 1869 – 1950
(Buried: Oakwood Cemetery Raleigh North Carolina)
Mary Bryan Grimes Hackett 1871 – 1957
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
Susan Penelope Grimes 1872 – 1920
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
William Demise Grimes 1876 – 1932
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
George Frederick Grimes 1877 – 1880
(Buried: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina)
Junius Daniel Grimes 1878 – 1959
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery Washington North Carolina)
Theodora Bryan Grimes Rodman 1880 – 1939
(Buried: Oakdale Cemetery Washington North Carolina)

Education:
1848: Graduated from University of North Carolina

Occupation before War:
Manager and Owner of the Grimesland Family Plantation

Civil War Career:
1861: Delegate to North Carolina State Secession Convention
1861 – 1862: Major of 4th​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run
1862: Lt. Colonel of 4th​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment
1862: Injured in the Leg during the Battle of Seven Pines
1862 – 1864: Colonel of 4th​ North Carolina Infantry Regiment
1862: Attacked by Typhoid fever and sent to Raleigh to recuperate
1862: Kicked by his horse near Edwards Ferry
1862: Sent to Winchester Virginia to camp and recuperate
1862: Participated in the Battle of Fredericksburg Virginia
1863: Wounded in the foot during the Battle of Chancellorsville VA.
1863: in charge of the rear guard during the Battle of Gettysburg
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry
1864: Wounded in the leg during the Battle of Cedar Creek Virginia
1865: Major General of Confederate Army Infantry
1865: Suffered from a nervous headache during the Battle of Petersburg
1865: Surrendered and Paroled at Appomattox Virginia

Occupation after War:
1865 – 1867: Lived in Raleigh North Carolina
1866: Pardoned by the United States Government
1867 – 1880: Farmer in Grimesland North Carolina
Trustee of University of North Carolina


Died:
August 14, 1880
Place of Death: Pitt County North Carolina
Cause of Death: Wounding to the left arm and breast
Age at time of Death: 51 years old
Burial Place: Grimesland Cemetery Grimesland North Carolina
Grimes was the Colonel of the "Bloody 4th" until May 12th 1864, when he was promoted to command Daniel's Brigade after Daniel was killed. Eventually, given all his fellow brigade commanders were killed or incapacitated, he became the division's senior Brigadier and was thus promoted to command the division in 1865, the last confirmed appointment to the rank in the Eastern theater.
His division, a part of Gordon's depleted Corps, led the last charge of the AoNV at Appomattox.
When his troops were mustering out, Grimes reportedly was told by his men that they'd rise up after the next harvest and start the war all over again. Of course, this never happened.
 
Joined
Sep 15, 2018
Location
South Texas
At 3rd Winchester he succeeded to command of Rodes' Division when Rodes was killed, He took over command when Ramseur was killed at Cedar Creek and he was the last major general assigned to Army of North Virginia.
 

Luke Freet

First Sergeant
Forum Host
Joined
Nov 8, 2018
Location
Palm Coast, Florida
At 3rd Winchester he succeeded to command of Rodes' Division when Rodes was killed, He took over command when Ramseur was killed at Cedar Creek and he was the last major general assigned to Arny of North Virginia.
From what I've encountered, it was Cullen Battle who took command. He was later incapacitated, making way for Grimes.
 
Top