KEMPER, James Lawson CSA

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KEMPER, James Lawson CSA


BornJune 11 1823, Madison Cty VA
Died April 7 1895, Orange Cty VA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 Col. of 7th Virginia, First Manassas, June 1862 Brig. Gen. (in Longstreet's division), Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg (w,c), exchanged in 1864, staff duty in Richmond, September 1864 Maj. Gen., defence of Richmond.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, governor.
Notes As a result of his pre-war efforts, Virginia was well prepared militarily.
 
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