{⋆★⋆} MG Kemper, James Lawson

James Lawson Kemper

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Born: June 11, 1823

Birthplace: Mountain Prospect, Madison County, Virginia

Father: William Kemper 1776 – 1853

Mother: Maria E. Allison Kemper 1787 – 1873

Wife: Cremora “Belle” Conway Cave Kemper 1837 – 1870

Married:
July 4, 1853 in Madison, Virginia

Children:

William Meade Cave Kemper 1857 – 1886​
Frances Merriweather Kemper 1859 – 1863
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Florence Kemper Thompson 1859 – 1944​
James Lawson Kemper Jr. 1864 – 1890​
Lucy Virginia Kemper Lynch 1867 – 1915​
(Buried: Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, Virginia)​
Jessie McRae Kemper 1868 – 1891​
Heber Johns Kemper 1870 – 1950​
(Buried: Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, California)​

Education:

1842: Graduated from Washington College​

Occupation:

Lawyer in the State of Virginia
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Served in the Mexican War, rising to Assistant Quartermaster​
Brigadier General of Virginia State Militia​
Member of Virginia State House of Delegates​
Chairman of Military Affairs Committee, Virginia House of Delegates​
Speaker of Virginia State House of Delegates​

Civil War Career:

1861: Brigadier General of the Provisional Army of Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 7th Virginia Infantry​
1861: Participated in the First Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Seven Pines​
1862 – 1864: Brigadier General of Confederate Army, Infantry​

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1862: Participated in the Seven Days Campaign​
1862: Participated in the Second Battle of Bull Run​
1862: Participated in the Battle of Antietam​
1863: Participated in the Suffolk, Virginia Campaign​
1863: Wounded in abdomen & thigh during battle of Gettysburg​
1863: Prisoner of War held by the Union Army​
1863 – 1865: Commander of Reserves in Virginia​
1864 – 1865: Major General of Confederate States Army, Infantry​

Occupation after War:

Bankruptcy Attorney in Madison, Virginia​
1867: Active in helping found Virginia Conservative Party​
1868 – 1878: Owner of his family home in Madison, Virginia​
1872: Unsuccessful Candidate for U.S. Congressman​
1874 – 1878: Governor of Virginia​
1877: Supporter of a tax on alcohol​
1877: Hosted President Rutherford B. Hayes in Richmond, Virginia​
1878: Sold his family home in Madison, Virginia​
Attorney in Orange Court House, Virginia​
Owner of Walnut Hills Plantation in Orange County, Virginia​

Died: April 7, 1895

Place of Death: Walnut Hill Plantation, Orange County, Virginia

Cause of Death: Swelling of abdomen, bronchitis, asthma

Age at time of Death: 71 years old

Burial Place: Kemper Family Cemetery, Orange, Virginia
 
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The division he commanded at 2nd Bull Run was a "temporary"division made up of half of Longstreet's Old command.This unit was the merged into Jones Division just before Antietam and later became part of Pickett's Division. Now which Jones is being referred to?
 

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The division he commanded at 2nd Bull Run was a "temporary"division made up of half of Longstreet's Old command.This unit was the merged into Jones Division just before Antietam and later became part of Pickett's Division. Now which Jones is being referred to?
David Rumph "Neighbor" Jones. One of the more talented division commanders in the AoNV.

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I've read where he was captured at Gettysburg in Pickett's charge. He was captured but was rescued by a Sgt
Blanton. He was later recaptured during the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg.
 
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