{⋆★⋆} BG Liddell, St. John Richardson

St. John Richardson Liddell

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Born: September 6, 1815
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Birthplace: Wilkinson County, Mississippi

Father: Moses Liddell 1785 – 1856

Mother: Bethia Frances Richardson 1784 – 1824

Wife: Mary Metcalfe Roper 1815 – 1869
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery, Jonesville, Louisiana)​

Children:

Louisa R. Liddell McMillam​
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery, Jonesville, Louisiana)​
Moses J. Liddell Unknown – 1891​
Caroline Griffin Liddell Gillis​
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery, Jonesville, Louisiana)​
Sarah M. Liddell 1835 – 1858​
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery, Jonesville, Louisiana)​
Bethia Frances Liddell Young 1842 – 1921​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
William Roper Liddell 1846 – 1850​
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery, Jonesville, Louisiana)​
Volney Metcalfe Liddell 1851 – 1907​
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery, Natchez, Mississippi)​
Willie Liddell​

Education:

1834 – 1835: Attended West Point Military Academy​

Occupation before War:

Plantation Owner in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana​

Civil War Career:

Staff Officer to General William Joseph Hardee​
Staff Officer to General Albert Sidney Johnston​
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862 – 1863: Brigade Commander in Cleburne's Division​
1862: Brigade Commander during Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1862 – 1863: Brigade Commander during Battle of Murfreesboro, Tennessee​
1863: Division Commander during the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia​
Refused to be Chief of Staff for General Braxton Bragg​
Commander of District of Northeastern, Louisiana​
1864 – 1865: Commander of Infantry at Mobile, Alabama​
1865: Commander during the Battle of Fort Blakely, Alabama​

Occupation after War:

1866: Wrote his Memoirs highly critical of Confederate leadership​
Plantation Owner in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana​

Died: February 14, 1870

Place of Death: Catahoula Parish, Louisiana

Age at time of Death: 54 years old

Cause of Death: Murdered

Burial Place: Llanda Plantation Cemetery, Jonesville, Louisiana
 
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St. John Richardson Liddell:
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Born: September 6, 1815View attachment 371777
Birthplace: Wilkinson County Mississippi
Father: Moses Liddell 1785 – 1856
Mother: Bethia Frances Richardson 1784 – 1824
Wife: Mary Metcalfe Roper 1815 – 1869
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery Jonesville Louisiana)
Children:
Louisa R. Liddell McMillam
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery Jonesville Louisiana)
Moses J. Liddell Unknown – 1891
(Buried: Unknown)
Caroline Griffin Liddell Gillis
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery Jonesville Louisiana)
Sarah M. Liddell 1835 – 1858
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery Jonesville Louisiana)
Bethia Frances Liddell Young 1842 – 1921
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery Natchez Mississippi)
William Roper Liddell 1846 – 1850
(Buried: Llanada Plantation Cemetery Jonesville Louisiana)
Volney Metcalfe Liddell 1851 – 1907
(Buried: Natchez City Cemetery Natchez Mississippi)
Willie Liddell

Education:
1834 – 1835: Attended West Point Military Academy

Occupation before War:
Plantation Owner in Catahoula Parish Louisiana

Civil War Career:
Staff Officer to General William Joseph Hardee
Staff Officer to General Albert Sidney Johnston
1862 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry
1862 – 1863: Brigade Commander in Cleburne's Division
1862: Brigade Commander during Battle of Perryville Kentucky
1862 – 1863: Brigade Commander during Battle of Murfreesboro TN.
1863: Division Commander during the Battle of Chickamauga Georgia
Refused to be Chief of Staff for General Braxton Bragg
Commander of District of Northeastern Louisiana
1864 – 1865: Commander of Infantry at Mobile Alabama
1865: Commander during the Battle of Fort Blakely Alabama

Occupation after War:
1866: Wrote his Memoirs highly critical of Confederate leadership
Plantation Owner in Catahoula Parish Louisiana


Died: February 14, 1870
Place of Death: Catahoula Parish Louisiana
Age at time of Death: 54 years old
Cause of Death: Murdered
Burial Place: Llanda Plantation Cemetery Jonesville Louisiana
Liddell is one of those forgotten officers of the war. He commanded the Arkansas Brigade of what would become Cleburne's Division, and was probably Cleburne's best subordinate. He was quite argumentative, but was always accepting of orders. And he showed talent for division command at Chickamauga. Sadly for the Confederate forces around Chattanooga, he got himself transferred to be closer to his home, fearing Union incursion.
 

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It is true he led a division at Chickamauga bur it was a division in William H. T. Walker's Reserve Corps.
His division consisted of his Arkansas brigade (under Col. Daniel Govan) and Edward Walthall's Mississippi Brigade. His division suffered the highest percentage of casualties of any Confederate division that vattle
 

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That murder by Col. Jones was a result of a 20 year feud over some disputed real estate .At least 6 people died as a result of this feud and some estimate it may have been as many as 14
Really stupid, that aspect of society at the time. Cut short too many lives over stupid things like this. Took the life of one of the more intelligent men in the south.
 

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Bump for Chickamauga.
Liddell commanded a provisional division containing his old brigade (under 2nd Arkansas' Colonel Dan Govan, later Brigadier General), and Walthall's Mississippi Brigade, a total of 3802 Infantrymen, plus two four-gun batteries. Walthall's brigade suffered 105 casualties attacking Alexander's Bridge (held by the Spencer-armed Lighting Brigade) on the 18th, before they redeployed and found a ford to the east. On the 19th, they rushed to Jay's Mill, where they decimated Baird's veteran division, and stabilized the sector with heavy casualties. On the 20th, they were engaged in further combat against Thomas' line. By the end of the battle, Liddell had lost 1545 men, the highest percentage loss of any division in the battle. Liddell had performed excellently, and was deserving of a permanent promotion; however, his desire to protect his home in Louisiana made him leave for the Transmississippi theater.
 
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The memoirs wrote in 1866 were sort of a minority opinion, the reverse of popular opinion. He praised Bragg by his criticism of subordinates like Cleburne, Polk, Buckner, Wheeler, and Longstreet. He also praises John Floyd and Gideon Pillow, shows disgust for Judah Benjamin. He was said to be opinionated and outspoken.
 
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