{⋆★⋆} BG Humes, William Young Conn

William Young Conn Humes

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Born: May 1, 1830

Birth Place: Abingdon, Virginia

Father: John Newton Humes 1800 – 1872

Mother: Jance Conn White 1800 – 1861

1st Wife: Margaret Preston White 1828 – 1859
(Buried: Old Gray Cemetery, Knoxville, Tennessee)​

2nd Wife: Sallie J. Elder 1839 -

Children:

Lowry White Humes 1855 – 1915​
Newton McKinney Humes 1858 – 1922​
(Buried: Woodlawn Cemetery, Forest Park, Illinois)​
Elizabeth N. Humes 1865 – 1892​
Marietta Humes 1867 – 1908​
William Young Conn Humes 1868 – 1926​
James Elder Humes 1875 – 1969​

Education:

1851: Graduated from Virginia Military Institute (2nd out of 29)
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Occupation before War:

School Teacher in Abingdon, Virginia​
Attorney in Knoxville, Tennessee​
Attorney in Memphis, Tennessee​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1863: Captain in the Confederate Army, Artillery​
1861 – 1862: Prisoner of War held by the Union Army​
1863: Major in the Confederate Army, Artillery​
1863: Wounded in the foot during the Battle of Farmington​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Cavalry​
1863: Participated in the Chattanooga Campaign​
1863: Participated in the Battle of Brown's Mill​
1864: Participated in Wheeler's Tennessee Raid​
1865: Participated in the Carolinas Campaign
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1865: Wounded in the leg during the Battle of Bentonville​

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Memphis, Tennessee​
Attorney in Huntsville, Alabama​

Died: September 12, 1883

Place of Death: Huntsville, Alabama

Age at time of Death: 53 years old

Cause of Death: Not Known

Burial Place: Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee (Sept. 13, 1883)

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