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⋆B★G⋆ -Happy Birthday Brig. General Martin W. Gary

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gentlemanrob

Brigadier General
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Martin Witherspoon Gary

Born: March 25, 1831
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Birth Place: Cokesbury, South Carolina

Father: Dr. Thomas Reeder Gary 1802 – 1852
(Buried: Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, South Carolina)​

Mother: Mary Ann Porter 1808 – 1881
(Buried: Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, South Carolina)​

Wife: Never Married

Education:

1850 – 1852: Attended South Carolina College (withdrew)​
1854: Graduated from Harvard University​

Occupation before War:

1855 – 1861: Attorney in Edgefield, South Carolina​
1860 – 1861: South Carolina State Representative​

Civil War Career:

1861: Captain of Infantry in the Hampton South Carolina Legion​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Lt. Colonel of Hampton South Carolina Legion​
1862 – 1864: Colonel of Hampton South Carolina Legion​
1863 – 1864: Served with the Army of Tennessee​
1864 – 1865: Served with the Army of Northern Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Cavalry
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1865: Refused to Surrender with General Robert E. Lee​
1865: Presidential Escort from Greensboro, North Carolina to Cokesbury, South Carolina​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Edgefield, South Carolina​
Outspoken Critic of the Radical Reconstruction and Republican Party​
1878 – 1881: South Carolina State Senator​

Died: April 9, 1881

Place of Death: Edgefield, South Carolina

Cause of Death: Uremia

Age at time of Death: 52 years old

Burial Place: Tabernacle Cemetery, Cokesbury, South Carolina

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Polloco

2nd Lieutenant
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South Texas
Gary was supposedly the last general officer to leave Richmond. When escorting Jefferson Davis on his flight from Richmond, they stopped at Gary's mothers residence. This made His mother's place the scene of one of the last Confederate Cabinet meetings.
 
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