List of Confederate Generals

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Name ADAMS, Daniel Weisiger
Born May/June 1821, Frankfort KY
Died June 13 1872, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st Louisiana Regulars, October 1861 Col., Pensacola, Shiloh (w), May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn (the Louisiana Brigade) at Perryville, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn (the same brigade) at Murfreesboro (w), commanded Adams’ Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Chickamauga (w,c), commanded Dist. of Central Alabama, defense of Selma.
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes Brother of Gen W W Adams


Name ADAMS, John
Born July 1 1825, Nashville TN
Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, served in 1st Dragoons, Mexican War, frontier duty
War Service May 1861 Capt. in Confederate Regular Cavalry, May 1862 Col., December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Tilghman's brigade in Vicksburg campaign, commanded Adams’ Bde/Loring’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Resaca, Franklin (k). Notes


Name ADAMS, William Wirt
Born March 22 1819, Frankfort KY
Died March 1 1888, Jackson MS
Pre-War Profession Army of Texas, planter, banker, politician
War Service October 1861 Col. of 1st Mississippi Cavalry, rear guard in A S Johnston's retreat from Kentucky, Shiloh, Iuka, Vicksburg campaign, opposed Grierson’s raid, September 1863 Brig. Gen., Meridian, commanded a brigade in Forrest's corps.
Post war Career Revenue agent, postmaster
Notes Died in a street fight with a newspaper editor.


Name ALEXANDER, Edward Porter
Born
May 26 1835, Washington GA
Died April 28 1910, Savannah GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, instructor at West Point, Utah expedition.
War Service June 1861 Capt. of Engineers, signal officer at First Manassas, Lt. Col. and chief of ordnance of ANV, December 1862 Col., chief of artillery in Longstreet's Corps, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Knoxville, February 1864 Brig. Gen., Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (w), Appomattox.
Post War Career Professor of Engineering, railroad president, wrote memoirs.
Notes Commanded the barrage before Pickett's charge
Further reading

Alexander, E. Porter Fighting for the Confederacy : the personal recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander, edited by Gary W. Gallagher. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, c1989
Alexander, E. Porter Military memoirs of a Confederate : a critical narrative. New York, Da Capo Press, 1993
Golay, Michael To Gettysburg and beyond : the parallel lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander. New York, Crown Publishers, c1994
Klein, Maury Edward Porter Alexander. Athens GA, University of Georgia Press 1971


Name ALLEN, Henry Watkins
Born
April 29 1820, Prince Edward Cty VA
Died April 22 1866, Mexico City
Pre-War Profession Teacher, fought for Texas independence, lawyer, planter, politician
War Service 1861 Pvt., Lt. Col. of 4th Louisiana, March 1862 Col., Shiloh (w), commanded the Louisiana Brigade at Baton Rouge (w), Brig. Gen. August 1863 and posted to Trans Mississippi , Governor of Louisiana 1864-65.
Post War Career Newspaper publisher
Notes A great war governor
Further reading
Cassidy, Vincent H Henry Watkins Allen of Louisiana. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1964


Name ALLEN, William Wirt
Born September 11 1835, New York NY
Died November 24 1894, Sheffield AL
Pre-War Profession Planter
War Service 1861 1st Lt. in Montgomery Mounted Rifles, Maj. in 1st Alabama Cavalry, Shiloh, 1862 Col., Perryville (w), Murfreesboro (w), Brig. Gen. February 1864, commanded a brigade under Wheeler in Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, Maj. Gen. (temporary) March 1865
Post War Career Planter, railroads, US Marshal
Notes


Name ANDERSON, George Burgwyn
Born April 12 1831, nr Hillsboro NC
Died October 16 1862, Raleigh NC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, 2nd Dragoons, frontier duty
War Service April 1861 Col. of 4th North Carolina, Williamsburg, Brig. Gen. June 1862, commanded NC (formerly Featherston’s) Bde/D H Hill's division in Seven Days, Malvern Hill (w), South Mountain, Sharpsburg (w), died following an amputation.
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Name ANDERSON, George Thomas "Tige"
Born
February 3 1824, Covington GA
Died April 4 1901, Anniston AL
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, Regular Army 1855-58
War Service 1861 Col. of 11th Georgia, commanded a brigade in D R Jones' division during Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Brig. Gen. November 1862, commanded Anderson’s Bde/Hood's Divn at Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Gettysburg (w), Chickamauga, Knoxville, commanded Anderson’s Bde/Field’s Divn at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Freight agent, police chief, tax collector
Notes


Name ANDERSON, James Patton
Born February 16 1822, Franklin Cty TN
Died September 20 1872, Memphis TN
Pre-War Profession Doctor, Mexican War, politician, US Marshal
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Florida, Pensacola, Brig. Gen. February 1862, commanded Anderson’s Bde/Bragg’s Divn at Shiloh, commanded a division in the Kentucky campaign, Perryville, commanded Walthall’s Bde at Murfreesboro, commanded Hindman’s Divn at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Maj. Gen. February 1864, commanded Dist. of Florida, commanded Hindman’s Divn at Atlanta, Jonesboro (w), commanded Taliaferro’s Divn in Carolinas campaign, Greensboro.
Post War Career Newspaper editor
Notes
Further reading

Hoffmann, John The Confederate collapse at the Battle of Missionary Ridge : the reports of James Patton Anderson and his brigade commanders. Dayton OH, Morningside 1985


Name ANDERSON, Joseph Reid
Born February 16 1813, Botetourt Cty VA
Died September 7 1892, Isles of Shoals NH
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1836, engineering duty, resigned 1837, Superintendent of Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond.
War Service August 1861 Maj. of artillery, Brig. Gen. September 1861, commanded 3rd North Carolina Bde/A P Hill’s Divn in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days (w), resigned commission July 1862, Supervisor of Tredegar Iron Works
Post War Career President, Tredegar Iron Works
Notes
Further reading

Dew, Charles B Ironmaker to the Confederacy: Joseph R. Anderson and the Tredegar Iron Works New Haven, Yale University Press 1966


Name ANDERSON, Richard Heron "Fightin' Dick"
Born October 7 1821, Sumter Cty SC
Died June 26 1879, Beaufort SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, 2nd Dragoons, Mexican War, resigned December 1860.
War Service March 1861 Col. of 1st South Carolina, Fort Sumter, commanded at Charleston, July 1862 Brig. Gen., Pensacola, commanded Longstreet’s Divn at Seven Pines, commanded Anderson’s Bde/Longstreet’s Divn in Seven Days, Maj. Gen. July 1862, commanded Anderson’s Divn/Longstreet's Corps at Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, commanded II Corps at Spotsylvania, May 1864 Lt. Gen., Cold Harbor, commanded Bushrod Johnson’s Divn at Sayler's Creek.
Post War Career State phosphate agent
Notes
On the Internet
General Richard Heron Anderson


Name ANDERSON, Robert Houstoun
Born October 1 1835, Savannah GA
Died February 8 1888, Savannah GA
Education
Pre-War Profession
Graduated West Point 1857, garrison duty, served in Washington state, resigned May 1861.
War Service March 1861 Lt. of Artillery, Maj., Ft. McAllister, January 1863 Col. of 5th Georgia Cavalry, in Wheeler's cavalry division, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Allen’s Georgia Cavalry Bde in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign
Post War Career Chief of police in Savannah
Notes


Name ANDERSON, Samuel Read
Born February 17 1804, Bedford Cty VA
Died January 2 1883, Nashville TN
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, bank cashier, postmaster
War Service May 1861 Maj. Gen. of Tennessee State Troops, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Provisional Army, Western Virginia campaign, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Peninsula campaign, 1862 resigned due to ill health, November 1864 reappointed Brig. Gen., in charge of the Bureau of Conscription for Tennessee
Post War Career Businessman.
Notes


Name ARCHER, James Jay Born December 19 1817, Bel Air MD
Died October 24 1864, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, commissioned to US Army 1855, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Col. of 5th Texas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, June 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Tennessee Bde/Hill's Light Division in Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Archer’s Bde/Heth's Divn at Gettysburg (c), exchanged 1864, briefly commanded 2 brigades, died as a result of continuing ill health.
Notes First General officer to be captured after Lee took command of the ANV.


Name ARMISTEAD, Lewis Addison
Born
February 18 1817, New Bern NC
Died July 5 1863, Gettysburg PA
Pre-War Profession West Point (dismissed 1836), 1839 commissioned Lt. in 6th Infantry, Mexican War, resigned US Army 1861.
War Service March 1861 Col. of 57th Virginia, Western Virginia campaign, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Armistead’s Bde/Huger's Divn at Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded Armistead’s Bde/R H Anderson's Divn at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Armistead’s Bde/Pickett's Divn at Gettysburg (mw).
Notes
Reached the cannons on Cemetery Ridge before being wounded.
On the Internet Armistead's pre-Civil War Years
Further reading
Motts, Wayne E Trust in God and fear nothing: Gen. Lewis A. Armistead, CSA Gettysburg PA, Farnsworth House Military Impressions, 1994


Name ARMSTRONG, Frank Crawford
Born November 22 1835, Choctaw Agency, Indian Territory
Died September 8 1909, Bar Harbor ME
Pre-War Profession 1855 commissioned as 2nd Lt. in Regular Army, Capt.
War Service 1861 First Bull Run (fought for the Union), resigned August 1861. Staff officer at Elkhorn Tavern, Col. of 3rd Louisiana, cavalry commander of Sterling Price's forces, Iuka, Corinth, April 1863 Brig. Gen., Tullahoma campaign, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Selma.
Post War Career Indian Inspector
Notes


Name ASHBY, Turner
Born October 23 1828, Fauquier Cty VA
Died June 6 1862, Harrisonburg VA
Pre-War Profession Businessman, farmer
War Service 1861 Capt. in 7th Virginia Cavalry, scouting duty, October 1861 Col., commanded Jackson's cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, May 1862 Brig. Gen., killed during Jackson's withdrawal from the Valley.
Notes His brother was murdered by a Union patrol in 1861.
Further reading
Bushong, Millard Kessler General Turner Ashby and Stonewall's valley campaign Verona VA, McClure Print. Co. 1980
Cunningham, Frank Harrison Knight of the Confederacy : Gen. Turner Ashby San Antonio TX, Naylor Co. 1960

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Name BAKER, Alpheus
Born
May 28 1828, Abbeville District SC
Died October 2 1891, Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 1st Alabama, Capt., November 1861 Col. of 54th Alabama, Island No 10 (c), exchanged after 5 months, Vicksburg campaign (w), March 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Baker’s Bde/Stewart’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Resaca, Ezra C hurch (w), Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes


Name BAKER, Laurence Simmons
Born May 15 1830, Gates Cty NC
Died April 10 1907, Suffolk VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851, frontier service, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days campaign, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Hampton's Brigade, commanded a Dept in North Carolina, Carolinas c ampaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Farmer, railroad agent
Notes He opposed secession but was loyal to his state.


Name BALDWIN, William Edwin
Born July 28 1827, Statesburg SC
Died February 19 1864, Dog River Factory AL
Pre-War Profession Stationer
War Service 1861 Capt. in Columbus Riflemen, Col. of 14th Mississippi, Fort Donelson (s), exchanged August 1862, September 1862 Brig. Gen., Coffeeville, commanded 1st Bde under M L Smith in Vicksburg campaign (c), served in the Dist. of Mobile.
Notes Death followed a fall from a horse

Name BARKSDALE, William
Born August 21 1821, Smyrna TN
Died July 3 1863, Gettysburg PA
Pre-War Profession Editor, Mexican War, US Congressman
War Service March 1861 Quartermaster General of Mississippi, Col. of 13th Mississippi, First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, August 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Barksdale’s Bde/McLaws' Divn, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (mw).
Notes He led from the front.


Name BARRINGER, Rufus Clay
Born December 2 1821, Cabarrus Cty NC
Died February 3 1895, Charlotte NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, June 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Gordon's Bde/W H F Lee's Divn, covered Lee's withdrawal from Richmond, Namozine Church (c).
Post War Career Lawyer, farmer, politician and writer.
Notes Brother-in-law to D H Hill and T J Jackson


Name BARRY, John Decatur
Born June 21 1839, Wilmington NC
Died March 24 1867, Wilmington NC
Pre-War Profession
War Service Pvt in 18th North Carolina State Troops, Capt., Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Maj., Chancellorsville, Col., Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (w), August 1864 Brig. Gen., (not confirmed by Congress) commanded Lanes’ Bde (briefly).
Post War Career Newspaper editor
Notes


Name BARTON, Seth Maxwell
Born September 8 1829, Fredericksburg VA
Died April 11 1900, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, frontier duty, resigned June 1861.
War Service June 1861 Capt. of CSA Infantry, Lt. Col. of 3rd Arkansas, Stonewall Jackson's engineer officer 1861-62, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Stevenson’s Divn at Chickasaw Bluffs, Vicksburg (s), exchanged, commanded Armistead's Bde/Ransom’s Divn in Wilderness, relieved of command at Drewry's Bluff, commanded a brigade in Richmond defenses, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career
Notes First nomination to Brig. Gen. was withdrawn by President Davis


Name BATE, William Brimage
Born October 7 1826, Bledsoe's Lick TN
Died March 9 1905, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Clerk, Mexican War, journalist, attorney, politician
War Service 1861 Pvt., Col. of 2nd Tennessee, Shiloh (w), October 1862 Brig. Gen., Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, February 1864 Maj. Gen., Dalton, Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, Greensboro.
Post War Career Lawyer, governor, US senator
Notes He was offered the governorship of Tennessee in 1863, but declined.

Name BATTLE, Cullen Andrews
Born June 1 1829, Powelton GA
Died April 8 1905, Greensboro NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Maj. in 3rd Alabama, Lt. Col., Seven Pines, Col., Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Battle’s Bde/Rodes' Divn in Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Third Winchester, Cedar Creek ( w), incapacitated for the remainder of the War.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, editor, mayor.
Notes Elected to Congress 1868, but refused to take the Ironclad Oath.


Name BEALE, Richard Lee Turberville
Born
May 22 1819, Hickory Hill VA
Died April 21 1893, Hague VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US Congressman
War Service May 1861 1st Lt. in Lee's Light Horse - later 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lt. Col., Peninsula campaign, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Col., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, commanded a brigade in W H F Lee’s Divn, January 186 5 Brig. Gen.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician
Notes Tendered his resignation three times in 1862-63, because he didn't like regular duty.


Name BEALL, William Nelson Rector
Born
March 20 1825, Bardstown KY
Died July 25 1883, McMinnville TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, frontier duty, Capt. in 1st Cavalry
War Service August 1861 Capt. of cavalry in Regular Confederate Army, served in Arkansas, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded at Port Hudson (s), Confederate agent in New York, purchasing supplies for prisoners of war, released August 1865.
Post War Career Merchant
Notes


Name BEAUREGARD, Pierre Gustave Toutant
Born
May 28 1818, St Bernard Parish LA
Died February 20 1893, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Mexican War, Supt. of West Point (briefly) 1861, resigned February 1861
War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Provisional Army, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, July 1861 General, Shiloh - commanded Army of Tennessee after A S Johnston killed, Corinth, superseded by Bragg while on sick leave, defense of South Carolina and Georgia, commanded defenses south of Richmond, second in command to Johnston in Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Railroad president, lottery supervisor, politician.
Notes Refused post-war offers to command foreign armies.
On the Internet Portrait of Gen. P G T Beauregard
Further reading
Roman, Alfred The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 New York, Harper & brothers 1884
Williams, T. Harry P.G.T. Beauregard : Napoleon in gray New York : Collier 1962


Name BEE, Barnard Elliott
Born February 8 1824, Charleston SC
Died July 22 1861, nr Manassas VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, Mexican War, Capt. in 10th Infantry, resigned March 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st South Carolina Regulars (artillery), June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/Army of the Shenandoah at First Manassas (mw).
Notes
Is credited with giving Jackson the name "Stonewall".


Name BEE, Hamilton Prioleau
Born July 22 1822, Charleston SC
Died October 3 1897, San Antonio TX
Pre-War Profession Civil servant, Mexican War, politician
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. of militia, March 1862 Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, administrative duties at Brownsville TX, commanded a cavalry brigade in Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill (w), commanded a division of cavalry under Wharton.
Post War Career Lived in Mexico, returned to US.
Notes Brother of Barnard Bee


Name BELL, Tyree Harris
Born September 5 1815, Covington KY
Died September 1 1902, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Planter
War Service June 1861 Capt. in 12th Tennessee, Lt. Col., Belmont, Shiloh, Col., Richmond KY, cavalry command under Forrest, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Ft Pillow, Brice's Cross Roads, February 1865 Brig. Gen., Selma.
Post War Career Farmer in California, US land agent.
Notes


Name BENNING, Henry Lewis “Old Rock”
Born
April 2 1814, Columbia Cty GA
Died July 10 1875, Columbus GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, politician
War Service August 1861 Col. of 17th Georgia, Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded Toombs' brigade at Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg, March 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Benning’s Bde/Hood's Divn at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, commanded B enning’s Bde/Field's Divn in Wilderness (w), Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes Known as "Old Rock"


Name BENTON, Samuel
Born October 18 1820, Williamson Cty TN
Died July 28 1864, Griffin GA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Capt. in 9th Mississippi, Col. of 37th (later 34th) Mississippi, Shiloh, 1864 commanded 24th and 27th Mississippi, commanded 34th Mississippi in Atlanta campaign, Atlanta (w), died of wounds, promoted Brig. Gen. to rank from July 26 1864.
Notes


Name BLANCHARD, Albert Gallatin
Born September 10 1810, Charlestown MA
Died July 21 1891, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, frontier and recruiting duty, resigned 1840, businessman, teacher, Mexican War, resigned US Army 1847, engineer.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, September 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Blanchard’s Bde/Huger’s Divn at Portsmouth, Seven Pines, conscripting and training duty.
Post War Career Surveyor, engineer.
Notes


Name BOGGS, William Robertson
Born
March 18 1829, Augusta GA
Died September 11 1911, Winston-Salem NC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, engineer and ordnance duties.
War Service February 1861 Chief Engineer of Georgia, Capt. of ordnance under Beauregard at Charleston, engineer duties in Florida and Georgia, November 1862 Brig. Gen., served as Kirby Smith's chief of staff in Trans Mississippi. Post War Career Engineer, teacher, wrote memoirs.
Notes


Name BONHAM, Milledge Luke
Born
December 25 1813, Edgefield District SC
Died August 27 1890, White Sulphur Springs NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Seminole war, Mexican War, US congressman, Maj. Gen. of militia.
War Service 1860 Maj. Gen. in South Carolina army, April 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army, commanded 1st Bde/Army of the Potomac at First Manassas, resigned January 1862 to sit in Confederate Congress, January 1863 Governor of South Carolina , reappointed Brig. Gen. February 1865, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, railroad commissioner.
Notes


Name BOWEN, John Stevens
Born October 30 1830, Savannah GA
Died July 13 1863, Raymond MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, frontier duty, resigned 1856, architect.
War Service 1861 Camp Jackson (c), June 1861 Col. of 1st Missouri, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/Breckenridge's (Reserve) Corps at Shiloh (w), Vicksburg campaign, May 1863 Maj. Gen., Vicksburg (s), paroled, died as a result of illness contracted during the siege.
Notes


Name BRAGG, Braxton
Born March 22 1817, Warrenton NC
Died September 27 1876, Galveston TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole War, Mexican War, Lt. Col., resigned 1856, planter.
War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. of Confederate Provisional Army, Pensacola-Mobile coast, September 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded II Corps at Shiloh, Corinth, April 1862 General, commanded the Army of Tennessee, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamau ga, Missionary Ridge, resigned his command, chief of staff to President Davis, commanded a division of the Army of Tennessee in Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Engineer
Notes A friend of President Davis.
Further reading
McWhiney, Grady Braxton Bragg and Confederate defeat Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press 1991
Seitz, Don Carlos Braxton Bragg, general of the Confederacy Freeport NY, Books for Libraries Press 1971


Name BRANCH, Lawrence O'Bryan
Born November 28 1820, Enfield NC
Died September 17 1862, Sharpsburg MD
Pre-War Profession Editor, lawyer, US Congressman
War Service 1861 Quartermaster General of North Carolina, Col. of 33rd North Carolina, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded forces at New Bern, commanded Branch’s Bde/Hill's Light Division at Seven Days, Second Manassas, Chantilly, Sharpsburg (k ). Notes

Name BRANDON, William Lindsay
Born
c 1801, Adams Cty MS
Died October 8 1890, Wilkinson Cty MS
Pre-War Profession Planter, politician, Maj. Gen. of militia.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 21st Mississippi, Malvern Hill (w), Gettysburg, Col., Chickamauga, Knoxville, June 1864 Brig. Gen., conscription duties in Mississippi
Post War Career Planter
Notes


Name BRANTLEY, William Felix
Born March 12 1830, Greene Cty AL
Died November 2 1870, nr Winona MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Capt. of Wigfall Rifles in 15th (later 29th) Mississippi, Col., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Brantley’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Franklin, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes Assassinated as a result of a feud.


Name BRATTON, John
Born
March 7 1831, Winnsboro SC
Died January 12 1898, Winnsboro SC
Pre-War Profession Physician
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 6th South Carolina, Capt., Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w,c), exchanged several months later, Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Richmond, Wilderness, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Jenkins' Bde/Fields’ Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Farmer, politician
Notes


Name BRECKENRIDGE, John Cabell
Born
January 15 1821, Lexington KY
Died May 17 1875, Lexington KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US Congressman, US Vice President.
War Service November 1861 Brig. Gen., April 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Reserve Corps at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, commanded 1st Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, Jackson, commanded Breckenridge’s Divn/Hill’s Corps at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, commanded Dept of Southwest Tennessee, commanded Confederate forces at New Market, commanded a division at Cold Harbor, Early's Washington raid, Shenandoah campaign, February 1865 Secretary of War. Post War Career Exile in Cuba, returned to US, lawyer.
Notes
On the Internet Portrait of Gen. J C Breckenridge


Name BREVARD, Theodore Washington
Born
August 26 1835, Tuskegee AL
Died June 20 1882, Tallahassee FL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Adjutant General for Florida
War Service 1861 raised Brevard's Partisan Rangers, Maj., Olustee, December 1863 Col. of 11th Florida, Petersburg, March 1865 Brig. Gen., Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes Last general officer appointed by President Davis.


Name BROWN, John Calvin
Born
January 6 1827, Giles Cty TN
Died August 17 1889, Red Boiling Springs TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Pvt., May 1861 Col. of 3rd Tennessee, Fort Donelson (c), exchanged after 6 months, August 1862 Brig. Gen., Perryville Tullahoma, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, August 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded 3rd Divn at Franklin (w), Greensboro.
Post War Career Politician, governor of Tennessee, railroad president
Notes


Name BROWNE, William Montague
Born July 7 1827, Cty Mayo Ireland
Died April 28 1883, Athens GA
Pre-War Profession British army in Crimean War, diplomat, newspaper editor.
War Service 1861 aide to President Davis (Col. of cavalry), interim Secretary of State February - March 1862, conscription duties in Georgia, November 1864 Brig. Gen. (rejected by Senate), commanded an infantry brigade in Mercer’s Divn at Savan nah.
Post War Career Lawyer, editor, writer, professor
Notes
Further reading
Coulter, E. Merton William Montague Browne, versatile Anglo-Irish American, 1823-1883 Athens, University of Georgia Press 1967


Name BRYAN, Goode
Born
August 31 1811, Hancock Cty GA
Died August 16 1885, Augusta GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1834, resigned 1835, planter, Mexican War
War Service 1861 Capt. in 16th Georgia, February 1862 Col., Peninsula, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Semmes’ Bde/Kershaw's Divn at Chickamauga, Knoxville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, C old Harbor, Petersburg, September 1864 resigned due to ill health.
Post War Career
Notes



Name BUCKNER, Simon Bolivar
Born April 1 1823, Hart Cty KY
Died January 8 1914, Munfordville KY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1844, Mexican War, resigned 1855, businessman, commander of Kentucky Sate Guard..
War Service 1861 refused commission in Union army, September 1861 Brig. Gen., Fort Donelson (s), exchanged after 6 months, August 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded 3rd Divn at Perryville, coastal defenses in the Gulf, command of the Dept of East Tennessee, commanded a Corps at Chickamauga, September 1864 Lt. Gen. in Trans-Mississippi as Kirby Smith's chief of staff.
Post War Career Newspaper editor, governor of Kentucky, Vice-presidential nominee 1896.
Notes Last survivor of the top 3 grades of the Confederate army.
On the Internet
Portrait of Gen. S B Buckner
Further reading
Stickles, Arndt Mathis Simon Bolivar Buckner: borderland knight Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1940


Name BUFORD, Abraham
Born January 18 1820, Woodford Cty KY
Died June 9 1884, Danville IN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Mexican War, frontier duty, resigned 1854, rancher.
War Service 1862 joined the Confederate army, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade of cavalry at Murfreesboro, commanded 3rd Bde/Loring’s Divn in Vicksburg campaign, commanded a brigade in Forrest's Corps, Spring Hill, retreat from Nashville (w), 1865 commanded all cavalry in Alabama, Selma.
Post War Career Horse breeder, politician.
Notes Two cousins were generals in the Union army.


Name BULLOCK, Robert
Born December 8 1828, Greenville NC
Died July 27 1905, Ocala FL
Pre-War Profession Court clerk, Seminole war.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 7th Florida, Lt. Col., Murfreesboro (w), 1863 Col., Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, November 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Bullock’s Bde/Bate's Divn at Spring Hill, Franklin, Murfreesboro (w).
Post War Career Lawyer, judge, politician, US congressman
Notes


Name BUTLER, Matthew Calbraith
Born March 8 1836, Greenville SC
Died April 14 1909, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Capt. in Hampton Legion, First Manassas, Maj., August 1862 Col. of 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg, Brandy station (w), September 1863 Brig. Gen., Trevilian Station, September 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Butler’s Divn/Cavalry Corps in Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer, US senator, Maj. Gen. of Volunteers in Spanish-American War, businessman.
Notes Worked to integrate blacks into South Carolina politics.

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Name CABELL, William Lewis "Old Tige"
Born January 1 1827, Danville VA
Died February 22 1911, Dallas TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, Quartermaster's Dept.
War Service 1861 Major, chief quartermaster to Beauregard, staff of J E Johnston, joined Van Dorn's cavalry, Elkhorn Tavern, Corinth (w), Iuka, January 1863 Brig. Gen. commanding cavalry in Arkansas and recruiting, Poison Spring, Sterling Price's raid (c).
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, lottery supervisor
Notes
Further reading
Harvey, Paul Old Tige: General William L. Cabell, CSA Hillsboro TX, Hill Junior College Press 1970


Name CAMPBELL, Alexander William
Born
June 4 1828, Nashville TN
Died June 13 1893, Jackson TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Pvt, Maj., 1861 Col. of 33rd Tennessee, Shiloh (w), served on Polk's staff, volunteer and conscript duty in Tennessee, captured in July 1863, exchanged February 1865 and given command of a brigade in Jackson’s Divn/Forrest's Corps, March 1865 Brig. Gen..
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes


Name CANTEY, James
Born December 30 1818, Camden SC
Died June 30 1874, Fort Mitchell AL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Mexican War, planter.
War Service 1861 Col. of 15th Alabama, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Cantey’s Divn at the start of the Atlanta campaign, then commanded Cantey’s Bde/Walthall’s Divn, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Planter
Notes


Name CAPERS, Ellison
Born
October 14 1837, Charleston SC
Died April 22 1908, Columbia SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated The Citadel 1857, teacher
War Service 1861 Maj. of South Carolina Rifles, Fort Sumter, Lt. Col. of 24th South Carolina, Secessionville, Vicksburg campaign, Jackson (w), Chickamauga, commanded Gist's brigade in part of Atlanta campaign, Col., Franklin (w), March 1865 Brig. Gen., Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Minister, bishop.
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Name CARROLL, William Henry
Born 1810, Nashville TN
Died May 3 1868, Montreal Canada
Pre-War Profession Planter, postmaster.
War Service 1861 Col. of 37th Tennessee, October 1861 Brig. Gen., Mill Springs, arrested under Bragg's orders for drunkenness, incompetence and neglect, resigned February 1863.
Post War Career
Moved to Canada.
Notes


Name CARTER, John Carpenter
Born
December 19 1837, Waynesboro GA
Died December 10 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, teacher.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 38th Tennessee, Shiloh, 1862 Col., Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, commanded M J Wright's brigade in the Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Cheatham's division at Jonesboro, Franklin (mw).
Notes


Name CHALMERS, James Ronald
Born January 11 1831, Halifax Cty VA
Died April 9 1898, Memphis TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service March 1861 Capt. in 9th Mississippi, April 1861 Col., commanded a brigade at Pensacola, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/Bragg’s Corps at Shiloh, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Murfreesboro (w), transferred to cavalry, command 1st Cavalry Divn under Forrest, Ft Pillow, Franklin and Nashville campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman.
Notes Earned high praise from Forrest at Shiloh


Name CHAMBLISS, John Randolph Jr.
Born January 23 1833, Hicksford VA
Died August 16 1864, Charles City Road VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, resigned 1854, planter.
War Service 1861 Col. of 41st Virginia, July 1861 Col. of 13th Virginia Cavalry, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg campaign, Chancellorsville campaign, Brandy Station, commanded Rooney Lee’s Bde at Aldie, Hanover, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, January 1864 Brig. Gen., Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Trevilian Station, Petersburg campaign (mw,c). Notes


Name CHEATHAM, Benjamin Franklin
Born October 20 1820, Nashville TN
Died September 4 1886, Nashville TN
Pre-War Profession Farmer, Mexican War, Maj. Gen. in Tennessee state militia, gold miner.
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. then Maj. Gen. in Provisional Army of Tennessee, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army, Belmont, March 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded 1st Divn/Polk’s Corps at Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, commanded Cheatham’s Divn/Polk’s Corps at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, commanded Cheatham’s Divn/Hardee’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Superintendent of prisons, postmaster.
Notes Blamed by Hood for letting Schofield escape at Spring Hill.
Further reading
Losson, Christopher Tennessee's forgotten warriors : Frank Cheatham and his Confederate division Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press 1989


Name CHESNUT, James Jr.
Born January 18 1815, Camden SC
Died February 1 1885, Camden SC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US senator.
War Service 1861 elected to CSA Congress, Col. on Beauregard's staff at Fort Sumter, First Manassas, staff of President Davis, April 1864 Brig. Gen., led reserves in South Carolina.
Post War Career Politician
Notes Husband of Mary Boykin Chesnut, diarist.


Name CHILTON, Robert Hall
Born
February 25 1815, Loudoun Cty VA
Died February 18 1879, Columbus GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Capt. of Dragoons, Mexican War, army paymaster.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. Adjutant and Inspector General's Dept., chief of staff to R E Lee, Brig. Gen. (confirmed February 1864 after 18 months), April 1864 relieved from duty at own request, Inspector general, May 1864 commanded near Richmond, Inspector general.
Post War Career Manufacturer
Notes Penned Lee's Lost Order.


Name CHURCHILL, Thomas James
Born March 10 1824, Jefferson Cty KY
Died May 14 1905, Little Rock AR
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, farmer.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Wilson's Creek, March 1862 Brig. Gen., Elkhorn Tavern, Richmond KY, Arkansas Post (s), Red River campaign, Jenkins' Ferry, March 1865 Maj. Gen., surrendered in Texas.
Post War Career Exile in Mexico, state treasurer of Arkansas, governor.
Notes Shortages in accounts while he was state treasurer were attributed to poor bookkeeping.


Name CLANTON, James Holt
Born January 8 1827, Columbia Cty GA
Died September 27 1871, Knoxville TN
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Capt. of mounted troops, 1861 Col. of 1st Alabama Cavalry, Shiloh, Booneville, Polk's staff, November 1863 Brig. Gen., Atlanta campaign, commanded a mounted brigade in Alabama, Bluff Spring FL (w,c).
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes Assassinated by a drunken ex-federal officer.


Name CLARK, Charles
Born
May 24 1811, Lebanon OH
Died December 18 1877, Bolivar Cty MS
Pre-War Profession Teacher, planter, politician, Mexican War
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. then Maj. Gen. of state troops, May 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Divn/Polk’s Corps at Shiloh (w), Baton Rouge (w,c), paroled, resigned October 1863, governor of Mississippi.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes


Name CLARK, John Bullock Jr.
Born January 14 1831, Fayette MO
Died September 7 1903, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Lt. then Capt. of 6th Missouri, Maj., Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Col., commanded a brigade at Elkhorn Tavern, March 1864 Brig. Gen., Price's Missouri raid.
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman, Clerk of the House, lawyer.
Notes


Name CLAYTON, Henry DeLamar
Born March 7 1827, Pulaski Cty GA
Died October 13 1889, Tuscaloosa AL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service March 1861 Col. of 1st Alabama, recruited and commanded 39th Alabama, Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro (w), April 1863 Brig. Gen., Chickamauga (w), Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded A P Stewart's Divn at Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Judge, university president.
Notes Performed well in the rear guard after Nashville.


Name CLEBURNE, Patrick Ronayne
Born March 17 1828, County Cork Ireland
Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession Served in 41st Regiment, British Army, emigrated to US, pharmacist, lawyer.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 15th Arkansas, 1861 Col., March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/Hardee’s Corps at Shiloh, commanded two brigades at Richmond KY (w), December 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded 2nd Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, commanded 2nd Divn/Hill’s Corps at Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill at Chattanooga (where he stopped Sherman), commanded 2nd Divn/Hardee’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Franklin (k).
Notes A great combat general whose career was damaged by his proposal to muster slaves as combat soldiers.
Further reading
Maguire, John Francis The Irish in America New York, D.& J. Sadlier 1884
Nash, Charles Edward Biographical sketches of Gen. Pat Cleburne and Gen. T. C. Hindman, together with humorous anecdotes and reminiscences of the late Civil War Dayton OH, Press of Morningside Bookshop 1977
Purdue, Howell Pat Cleburne, Confederate general : a biography Tuscaloosa AL, Portals Press 1977


Name CLINGMAN, Thomas Lanier
Born July 27 1812, Huntsville NC
Died November 3 1897, Morgantown NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman, US senator
War Service 1861 Col. of 25th North Carolina, New Bern, May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Clingman’s Bde/Hoke’s Divn at Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad (w).
Post War Career Lawyer, surveyor.
Notes


Name COBB, Howell
Born
September 7 1815, Jefferson Cty GA
Died October 9 1868, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman, Speaker of the House, Governor of Georgia, Secretary of the Treasury
War Service Confederate congressman, July 1861 Col. of 16th Georgia, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Cobb’s Bde/McLaws' Divn in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, September 1863 Maj. Gen. in command of Dist. of Georgia and Florida.
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes In Georgia, worked to resolve differences between Governor Brown and President Davis.
Further reading
Simpson, John Eddins Howell Cobb: the politics of ambition Chicago, Adams Press 1973

Name COBB, Thomas Reade Rootes
Born April 10 1823, Jefferson Cty GA
Died December 13 1862, Fredericksburg VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, writer
War Service August 1861 Col. of Cobb's Legion, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg campaign, November 1862, commanded Cobb’s Bde/McLaws' Divn at Fredericksburg (mw).
Notes
Brother of Howell Cobb.
Further reading
McCash, William B Thomas R. R. Cobb (1823-1862) : the making of a southern nationalist Macon GA, Mercer University Press 1983


Name COCKE, Philip St George
Born
April 17 1809, Fluvanna Cty VA
Died December 26 1861, Powhatan Cty VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, resigned 1834, farmer, writer.
War Service April 1861 Brig. Gen. in Virginia forces, First Manassas, October 1861 Brig. Gen. CSA, returned home in poor health, suicide.
Notes



Name COCKRELL, Francis Marion
Born October 1 1834, Johnson City MO
Died December 13 1915, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Pvt. then Capt. in Missouri State Guard, 3rd Missouri, Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, Col. of 1st Missouri, Vicksburg campaign (c), paroled, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Cockrell’s Bde/French’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin (w), Mobile (c).
Post War Career Lawyer, US senator.
Notes
Further reading
Cockrell, Francis Marion The Senator from Missouri; the life and times of Francis Marion Cockrell New York, Exposition Press 1962
Gottschalk, Phil In deadly earnest : the history of the First Missouri Brigade, CSA Columbia MO, Missouri River Press 1991

Name COLQUITT, Alfred Holt
Born April 20 1824, Walton City GA
Died March 26 1894, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, US congressman
War Service May 1861 Col. of 6th Georgia, Peninsula, Seven Days, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Colquitt’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Olustee, commanded Colquitt’s Bde/Hoke’s Divn at Drewry's Bluff, Petersburg.
Post War Career Lawyer, farmer, governor of Georgia, US senator
Notes


Name COLSTON, Raleigh Edward
Born October 31 1825, Paris France
Died July 29 1896, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1846, professor
War Service May 1861 Col. of 16th Virginia, December 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Colston’s Bde/Longstreet's Divn at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, commanded Trimble’s Divn at Chancellorsville (relieved of command), assigned to Petersburg, commanded forces at Lynchburg.
Post War Career Col. in Egyptian army
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Name CONNER, James
Born
September 1 1829, Charleston SC
Died June 26 1883, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US district attorney
War Service 1861 Capt. of the Montgomery Guards, Fort Sumter, may 1861 Capt. in Hampton Legion, First Manassas, Maj., Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, June 1862 Col. of 22nd North Carolina, Gaines Mill (w), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, June 1864 Brig. Gen. commanded Kershaw's Bde/Kershaw's Divn at Petersburg, Cedar Creek (w).
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
Notes


Name COOK, Philip
Born
July 31 1817, Twiggs Cty GA
Died May 21 1894, Atlanta GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service May 1861 Pvt. in 4th Georgia, Seven Days (w), Lt. Col., Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Col., Second Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), granted leave to sit in Georgia legislature, August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Doles' Bde/Rodes' Divn, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (w), Cedar Creek, Fort Stedman (w), captured in hospital. Post War Career Lawyer, politician
Notes


Name COOKE, John Rogers
Born June 9 1833, Jefferson Barracks MO
Died April 10 1891, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession 1855 commissioned 2nd Lt. US 8th Infantry
War Service 1861 Lt., First Manassas, April 1862 Col. of 27th North Carolina, Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Cooke’s Bde/Ransom's Divn at Fredericksburg, Bristoe Station (w), Wilderness (w), commanded Cooke’s Bde/Heth’s Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Merchant, co-founded Confederate Soldiers' Home.
Notes Son of US General Philip St George Cooke, and brother-in-law of J E B Stuart


Name COOPER, Douglas Hancock
Born November 1 1815, Amite Cty (?) MS
Died April 29 1879, Bryan Cty OK
Pre-War Profession Planter, Mexican War, Indian agent
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles, Elkhorn Tavern, Newtonia, Honey Springs, May 1863 Brig. Gen., district command of Indian Territory
Post War Career Supporter of Indian claims against the government
Notes


Name COOPER, Samuel
Born June 12 1798, Hackensack NJ
Died December 3 1876, Alexandria VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1815, Seminole War, 1852 Adjutant General
War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. (Regular) in Confederate Army, Adjutant General and Inspector General, August 1861 General.
Post War Career Farmer
Notes At the end of the War, handed all records intact to Federal authorities.


Name CORSE, Montgomery Dent
Born March 14 1816, Alexandria VA
Died February 11 1895, Alexandria VA
Pre-War Profession Gold miner, Mexican War, banker, militia officer.
War Service 1861 Col. of 17th Virginia, Blackburn's Ford, First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Sharpsburg (w), November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Corse’s Bde/Pickett's Divn at Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Drewry's Bluff, New Bern, Petersburg, Five Forks, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career Banker
Notes


Name COSBY, George Blake
Born January 19 1830, Louisville KY
Died June 29 1909, Oakland CA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, frontier duty, instructor at West Point.
War Service 1861 staff Major, Fort Donelson (s), January 1863 Brig. Gen., command of Van Dorn's cavalry, Vicksburg campaign, served in East Tennessee.
Post War Career Farmer
Notes


Name COX, William Ruffin
Born
March 11 1832, Halifax Cty NC
Died December 26 1919, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, planter
War Service 1861 Maj. in 2nd North Carolina, Seven Days, Lt. Col., Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Col., Chancellorsville (w), Kelly's Ford (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, June 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Cox’s Bde/Ramseur’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Politician, judge, US congressman, Secretary of the Senate.
Notes


Name CRITTENDEN, George Bibb
Born March 20 1812, Russellville KY
Died November 27 1880, Danville KY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, Black Hawk war, 1833 resigned, Texas army, Mexican War, remained in the US army, resigned 1861.
War Service August 1861 Brig. Gen., November 1861 Maj. Gen., invasion of Kentucky, Mill Springs, court martial for drunkenness, resigned October 1862, served in subordinate capacities in western Virginia.
Post War Career State librarian of Kentucky.
Notes Brother of Union general T L Crittenden.


Name CUMMING, Alfred
Born January 30 1829, Augusta GA
Died December 5 1910, Rome GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, Mormon expedition, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of Augusta Volunteer Bn, Maj. in 1st Georgia, Lt. Col. of 10th Georgia, Peninsula campaign, Malvern Hill (w), Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Col., October 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/Stevenson’s Divn at Champion's Hill, Vicksburg (s), paroled, commanded Cumming’s Bde/Stevenson's Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Snake Creek Gap, Resaca, Jonesboro (w).
Post War Career Farmer, American Military Commission to Korea.
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Name DANIEL, Junius
Born June 27 1828, Halifax NC
Died May 13 1864, Spotsylvania Court House VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851, frontier duty, resigned 1858, planter.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 14th North Carolina, Col. of 45th North Carolina, commanded 3rd Bde/Holmes' Divn at Seven Days, September 1862 Brig. Gen., served in North Carolina, commanded Daniel’s Bde/Rodes' Divn at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania (mw). Notes


Name DAVIDSON, Henry Brevard
Born
January 28 1831, Shelbyville TN
Died March 4 1899, Livermore CA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, graduated West Point 1853, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 staff Major, 1862 Col., Island No 10 (c), released, August 1863 Brig. Gen. with a brigade in Wheeler's cavalry, commanded Davidson’s Bde/Pegram’s Divn at Chickamauga, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Lomax’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Civil engineer, agent of Southern Pacific Railroad.
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Name DAVIS, Joseph Robert
Born January 12 1825, Woodville MS
Died September 15 1896, Biloxi MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Capt., Lt. Col. of 10th Mississippi, served as Col. on the President's staff, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Davis’ Bde/Heth's division at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes Nephew of Jefferson Davis


Name DAVIS, William George Mackey
Born May 9 1812, Portsmouth VA
Died March 11 1898, Alexandria VA
Pre-War Profession Sailor, journalist, editor, cotton speculator, judge.
War Service January 1862 Col. of 1st Florida (which he recruited and equipped), elected to Confederate Congress, served in Tennessee, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded the Dept. of East Tennessee, May 1863 resigned, lived in Richmond, operated a fleet of blockade runners from Wilmington NC. Post War Career Lawyer.
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Name DEARING, James
Born April 25 1840, Campbell Cty VA
Died April 23 1865, Lynchburg VA
Pre-War Profession West Point - appointed 1858, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. in Washington Artillery, Peninsula, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Maj., commanded a Battalion in Longstreet's artillery, Gettysburg, commanded Pickett's cavalry in North Carolina, April 1864 Lt. Col. in command of Horse Artillery of ANV, April 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Dearing’s Bde/W H F Lee’s Divn at Petersburg, near Appomattox (mw). Notes Last confederate general to die of wounds received in action. Further reading
Parker, William L General James Dearing, CSA Lynchburg VA, H.E. Howard 1990


Name DEAS, Zachariah Cantey
Born October 25 1819, Camden SC
Died March 6 1882, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, cotton broker
War Service 1861 Col. of 22nd Alabama (which he raised and financed), Shiloh (w), Kentucky invasion, December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/Polk’s Corps at Murfreesboro, commanded Deas’ Bde/Hindman’s Divn at Chickamauga, Atlanta campaign, Franklin, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Cotton broker.
Notes
On the Internet Biographical Sketches of Commanders Related to the 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Chickamauga


Name DE LAGNEL, Julius Adolph
Born July 24 1827, Newark NJ
Died June 3 1912, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession 1847 appointed to US army 2nd Lt. of Artillery, resigned 1861.
War Service March 1861 staff Capt., Rich Mountain (w,c), exchanged a year later, Maj. of 20th Bn of Virginia Artillery, declined Brig. Gen. July 1862, Lt. Col. in Ordnance Bureau, inspector of arsenals.
Post War Career Steamship business.
Notes


Name DESHLER, James
Born
February 18 1833, Tuscumbia AL
Died September 20 1863, Chickamauga GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, cavalry service in the West.
War Service 1861 Capt. in artillery, Allegheny Summit (w), Col. of artillery, Seven Days, Trans Mississippi, Arkansas Post (s), July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Deshler’s Bde/Cleburne's Divn at Chickamauga (k). Notes


Name DIBRELL, George Gibbs
Born
April 12 1822, Sparta TN
Died May 9 1888, Sparta TN
Pre-War Profession Merchant, politician
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 25th Tennessee, Lt. Col., Mill Springs, raised 8th Tennessee Cavalry under Forrest, Murfreesboro, Tullahoma campaign, Atlanta campaign, Savannah, January 1865 Brig. Gen., Carolinas, joined President Davis in his flight.
Post War Career Businessman, railroad president, US congressman.
Notes


Name DOCKERY, Thomas Pleasant
Born December 18 1833, NC
Died February 27 1898, New York NY
Pre-War Profession
War Service Col. of Arkansas state troops, Wilson's Creek, Corinth, commanded 2nd Bde/Bowen’s Divn at Vicksburg (c), paroled, August 1863 Brig. Gen., Camden expedition, Jenkins' Ferry.
Post War Career Civil engineer
Notes


Name DOLES, George Pierce
Born May 14 1830, Milledgeville GA
Died June 2 1864, Bethesda Church VA
Pre-War Profession Businessman, Capt. of Baldwin Blues militia co.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th Georgia, May 1861 Col., Malvern Hill (w), South Mountain, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Doles’ Bde/D H Hill’s Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Doles’ Bde/Rodes’ Divn at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (k).
Notes
His brigade recaptured the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania.


Name DONELSON, Daniel Smith
Born June 23 1801, Sumner Cty TN
Died April 17 1863, Montvale Springs TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1825, resigned 1826, planter, politician
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. of state troops, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army, served in West Virginia, then in Charleston, commanded 1st Bde/Cheatham’s Divn at Murfreesboro, commanded the Dept of East Tennessee, died of natural causes, 22 April 1863 Maj. Gen.
Notes
Selected the sites for Forts Henry and Donelson




Name DRAYTON, Thomas Fenwick
Born August 24 1808, Charleston SC
Died February 18 1891, Florence SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1828, resigned 1836, planter, railroad director, politician
War Service September 1861 Brig. Gen., Port Royal, commanded Drayton’s Bde/D R Jones' Divn at Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, performed poorly, transferred to Trans Mississippi.
Post War Career
Farmer, insurance agent.
Notes Life-long friend of President Davis


Name DUBOSE, Dudley McIver
Born October 28 1834, Shelby Cty TN
Died March 2 1883, Washington GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Lt. in 15th Georgia, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, January 1863 Col., Gettysburg, Chickamauga (w), Wilderness, November 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded DuBose’s Bde/Kershaw’s Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox campaign, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman.
Notes Married the daughter of Robert Toombs


Name DUKE, Basil Wilson
Born May 28 1838, Georgetown KY
Died September 16 1916, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 with Thompson's Partisan Rangers, Pvt. in Lexington Rifles, 2nd Lt. later Lt. Col. of 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Shiloh, Morgan's Ohio raid (c), exchanged in 1864, served in Eastern Kentucky and western Virginia, September 1864 promoted Brig. Gen. and took command of Morgan's cavalry, escort for President Davis and fugitive Confederate government.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, wrote memoirs, editor.
Notes Brother-in-law of John Hunt Morgan
Further reading

Duke, Basil W History of Morgan's Cavalry 1867
Duke, Basil W Reminiscences of General Basil W Duke 1911



Name DUNCAN, Johnson Kelly
Born March 19 1827, York PA
Died December 18 1862, Knoxville TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, Seminole war, surveyed railroad routes, resigned 1855, civil engineer.
War Service 1861 Col. of artillery defending forts around New Orleans, January 1862 Brig. Gen., captured when the New Orleans forts fell, exchanged, assigned to Bragg's staff, died of fever. Notes


Name DUNOVANT, John
Born
March 5 1825, Chester SC
Died October 1 1864, James River VA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, commissioned 1855 as Capt. of US 10th Infantry, resigned December 1860.
War Service 1860 Maj. in Provisional army of South Carolina, Fort Sumter, Col. of 1st South Carolina, defense of Charleston, June 1862 dismissed for drunkenness, January 1863 appointed Col. of 5th South Carolina Cavalry, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Trevilian Station, Petersburg, August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Dunovant’s Bde/Butler’s Divn, Vaughan Road (nr James River) (k).
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Name EARLY, Jubal Anderson
Born November 3 1816, Franklin Cty VA
Died March 2 1894, Lynchburg VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole war, lawyer, politician, Mexican War
War Service 1861 Col. of state forces, May 1861 Col. of 24th Virginia, Blackburn's Ford, First Manassas, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Early’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn in the Peninsula campaign, Williamsburg (w), commanded Elzey's Bde/Ewell’s Divn at Malvern Hill, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, commanded Ewell’s Divn/II Corps at Fredericksburg, January 1863 Maj. Gen., Chancellorsville, commanded Early’s Divn/II Corps at Gettysburg, Wilderness, May 1864 Lt. Gen., Cold Harbor, Monocacy, burnt Chambersburg PA, Fisher's Hill, Winchester, Cedar Creek, Waynesborough.
Post War Career Fled to Mexico, returned, lawyer, wrote memoirs, lottery supervisor
Notes A profane, cantankerous, fighter.
Further reading
Bushong, Millard Kessler Old Jube : a biography of General Jubal A. Early Shippensburg PA, Beidel Printing House, 1985
Cooling, B. Franklin Jubal Early's raid on Washington 1864 Baltimore, Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America 1989
Early, Jubal Anderson Jubal Early's memoirs : autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War between the States Baltimore, Nautical & Aviation Pub. Co. of America 1989
Vandiver, Frank Everson Jubal's raid : General Early's famous attack on Washington in 1864 Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press 1992


Name ECHOLS, John
Born March 20 1823, Lynchburg VA
Died May 24 1896, Staunton VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 recruiting, Lt. Col. of 27th Virginia, First Manassas, Col., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Kernstown (w), April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Army of Southwestern Virginia, New Market, Cold Harbor, commanded Dist. of Southwest Virginia.
Post War Career Lawyer, banker, railroad executive.
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Name ECTOR, Matthew Duncan
Born February 28 1822, Putnam Cty GA
Died October 29 1879, Tyler TX
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Pvt., brigade adjutant, 1862 Col. of 14th Texas Cavalry, August 1862 Brig. Gen., Bragg's invasion of Kentucky, Richmond KY, commanded 1st Bde/McCown’s Divn at Murfreesboro, Vicksburg campaign, Chickamauga, commanded Ector’s Bde/French’s Divn in Atlanta campaign (w), defense of Mobile (s).
Post War Career Lawyer, judge.
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Name ELLIOTT, Stephen Jr.
Born
October 26 1830, Beaufort SC
Died February 21 1866, Aiken SC
Pre-War Profession Planter, politician.
War Service 1861 Capt. of Beaufort Volunteer Artillery, Fort Sumter, Port Royal, Lt. Col., chief of artillery in Third Military District, Col. of Holcombe's Legion at Petersburg , May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Evans’ Bde/Gordon’s Divn at the Crater (w), Bentonville (w).
Post War Career Elected to SC legislature, but died before taking office.
Notes Experimented with torpedoes off Charleston.


Name ELZEY (JONES), Arnold
Born December 18 1816, Somerset Cty MD
Died February 21 1871, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837 (dropped the name Jones), Seminole uprising, Mexican War, command of US Arsenal at Augusta GA in 1861.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Maryland, First Manassas, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 4th Bde/Ewell’s Divn in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Gaines' Mill (w), December 1862 Maj. Gen., command of the Dept of Richmond, chief of artillery in Army of Tennessee.
Post War Career Farmer
Notes


Name EVANS, Clement Anselm
Born February 25 1833, Stewart Cty GA
Died July 2 1911, Atlanta GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, politician
War Service November 1861 Maj. of 31st Georgia, April 1862 Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days (w), Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), Gettysburg (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, May 1864 Brig. Gen., Monocacy (w), commanded Gordon’s Divn/II Corps at Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Minister, editor of Confederate Military History 1899.
Notes Five times wounded during the course of his military career.


Name EVANS, Nathan George "Shanks"
Born February 3 1824, Marion SC
Died November 23 1868, Midway AL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, frontier duty.
War Service February 1861 Maj. in South Carolina provisional army, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Col., Ball's Bluff, October 1861 Brig. Gen., Second Manassas, commanded a division temporarily in the Sharpsburg campaign, Vicksburg campaign, tried for intemperance and disobedience, acquitted but lost command, returned to duty 1864, fled Richmond with President Davis. Post War Career High school principal.
Notes


Name EWELL, Richard Stoddert
Born February 8 1817, Georgetown DC
Died January 25 1872, Spring Hill TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, Mexican War, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of Virginia forces, staff Col. in Confederate army, June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde at First Manassas, January 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Ewell’s Divn in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas (lost a leg at Groveton), May 1863 Lt. Gen., commanded II Corps, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, retired due to poor health, Richmond defenses, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career Farmer.
Notes Blamed for not taking Cemetery Hill on July 1. On the Internet General Richard Stoddert Ewell
Further reading
Martin, Samuel J The road to glory : Confederate General Richard S. Ewell Indianapolis, Guild Press of Indiana 1991


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Name FAGAN, James Fleming
Born
March 1 1828, Clark Cty KY
Died September 1 1893, Little Rock AR
Pre-War Profession Farmer, politician, Mexican War
War Service 1861 Capt. of company that he raised, May 1861 Col. of 1st Arkansas, Shiloh, September 1862 Brig. Gen., Prairie Grove, Camden expedition, April 1864 Maj. Gen., Price's Missouri raid.
Post War Career Farmer, US marshal
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Name FEATHERSTON, Winfield Scott
Born
August 8 1820, Murfreesboro TN
Died May 28 1891, Holly Springs MS
Pre-War Profession Creek war, lawyer, US congressman,
War Service 1861 Col. of 17th Mississippi, Ball's Bluff, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Featherston’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn at Yorktown, Peninsula campaign, commanded 6th Bde/Longstreet's Divn at Gaines' Mill (w), Second Manassas, commanded Featherston’s Bde/R H Anderson's Divn at Fredericksburg, commanded Featherston’s Bde/Loring's Divn in the Vicksburg campaign, Atlanta campaign, Franklin, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, judge.
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Name FERGUSON, Samuel Wragg
Born November 3 1834, Charleston SC
Died February 3 1917, Jackson MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, Mormon expedition, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 South Carolina provisional army, Beauregard's staff, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Shiloh, Corinth, Lt. Col. of 28th Mississippi Cavalry, Vicksburg campaign, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Ferguson’s Bde/Jackson’s cavalry Divn in the Atlanta campaign, Carolinas campaign, fled with President Davis.
Post War Career Lawyer, civil engineer, tried to serve in Spanish-American war.
Notes Although not highly rated by Wheeler, he fought well against Sherman in the Carolinas.
Further reading
Lowrey, James Marvin Samuel Wragg Ferguson, Brig. General, CSA, and wife Catherine Lee J.M. Lowrey 1994


Name FIELD, Charles William
Born April 6 1828, Woodford Cty KY
Died April 9 1892, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, resigned 1861.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 6th Virginia Cavalry, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Hill's Light Division in Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas (w), superintendent of the Bureau of Conscription, February 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Hood's Divn/I Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Fort Harrison, Darbytown Road, Appomattox.
Post War Career Businessman, Egyptian army, doorkeeper of US House of Representatives, civil engineer, superintendent of Indian reservation.
Notes Longstreet opposed his appointment to divisional command because of his infirmity due to the wound he suffered at Second Manassas. Longstreet was rebuked by President Davis. Field fully justified his promotion.


Name FINEGAN, Joseph
Born
November 17 1814, Clones, Ireland
Died October 29 1885, Rutledge FL
Pre-War Profession Emigrated in his 20s, lumber miller, lawyer, railroad constructor, judge.
War Service 1861 in charge of military affairs for the state of Florida, April 1862 Brig. Gen., Departmental commander in Florida, Olustee, May 1864 transferred to Virginia, commanded Finegan’s Bde/Mahone's Divn at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Florida.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, cotton broker.
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Name FINLEY, Jesse Johnson
Born November 18 1812, Wilson Cty TN
Died November 6 1904, Lake City FL
Pre-War Profession Seminole war of 1836, lawyer, politician, judge.
War Service March 1862 Pvt. in 6th Florida, April 1862 Col., Kentucky campaign, Chickamauga, November 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Finley’s Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Resaca (w), Jonesboro (w), president of courts-martial.
Post War Career
Lawyer, US congressman, refused seat as a senator on a technicality, judge.
Notes


Name FLOYD, John Buchanan
Born June 1 1806, Montgomery Cty VA
Died August 26 1863, Abingdon VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, cotton planter, politician, governor, Secretary of War to President Buchanan, resigned December 1860.
War Service
May 1861 Brig. Gen., West Virginia campaign, Fort Donelson (transferred command to General Pillow), March 1862 relieved of his command in Nashville for desertion, Maj. Gen. of Virginia state troops, raised a band of partisans, his health was ruined by campaigning.
Notes Accused by the North of transferring materiel to Southern arsenals prior to the War.


Name FORNEY, John Horace
Born August 12 1829, Lincolnton NC
Died September 13 1902, Jacksonville AL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, frontier duty, Utah expedition, teacher at West Point.
War Service 1861 Alabama state service, Col. of artillery, March 1861 Capt. in Confederate army, raised 10th Alabama, June 1861 Col., First Manassas, Dranesville (w), March 1862 Brig. Gen., Mobile, October 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Forney’s Divn at Vicksburg (s), quickly exchanged, parole and exchange duty in Mississippi, commander of district of Texas.
Post War Career Operated a military academy, surveyor, civil engineer.
Notes Brother of William Henry Forney.


Name FORNEY, William Henry
Born November 9 1823, Lincolnton NC
Died January 16 1894, Jacksonville AL
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 10th Alabama, Dranesville (w), Lt. Col., Peninsula campaign, Williamsburg (w,c), exchanged after four months, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), Gettysburg (w,c), Petersburg campaign, February 1865 Brig. Gen., Appomattox.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, US congressman.
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Name FORREST, Nathan Bedford
Born July 13 1821, Bedford Cty TN
Died October 29 1877, Memphis TN
Pre-War Profession Planter, slave dealer
War Service 1861 Pvt. in Confederate army, raised 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Lt. Col., Fort Donelson, Col. of 3rd Tennessee Cavalry, Shiloh (w), July 1862 Brig. Gen., raided communications in Tennessee, Chickamauga, December 1863 Maj. Gen., given independent command, Fort Pillow, Brice's Cross Roads, commanded cavalry in Hood's Franklin and Nashville campaign, February 1865 Lt. Gen., Selma.
Post War Career Planter, railroad president.
Notes The greatest cavalry leader of the War. Associated with the Ku Klux Klan for a time after the War.On the Internet Nathan Bedford Forrest
Further reading
Bearss, Edwin C Forrest at Brice's Cross Roads and in north Mississippi in 1864Dayton OH, Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1979
Henry, Robert Selph "First with the most" Forrest Westport CT, Greenwood Press 1974
Williams, Edward F. Fustest with the mostest; the military career of Tennessee's greatest Confederate, Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Memphis, Distributed by Southern Books 1969
Wills, Brian Steel A battle from the start : the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest New York, Harper Collins 1992
Wyeth, John A. That devil Forrest : life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1989


Name FRAZER, John Wesley
Born
January 6 1827, Hardin Cty TN
Died March 31 1906, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, garrison duty, resigned March 1861
War Service 1861 Capt. of CSA infantry, Lt. Col. of 8th Alabama, Col. of 28th Alabama, Kentucky campaign, May 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in eastern Tennessee, Cumberland Gap, surrendered the garrison, commission rejected by the Senate, imprisoned at Fort Warren until the end of the War.
Post War Career Planter, businessman.
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Name FRENCH, Samuel Gibbs
Born November 22 1818, Gloucester Cty NJ
Died April 20 1910, Florala FL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican War, resigned 1856, planter.
War Service 1861 Chief of ordnance of Mississippi, April 1861 Maj. of CSA artillery, October 1861 Brig. Gen., served on the Virginia peninsula, August 1862 Maj. Gen., served in Petersburg and Suffolk districts, served in North Carolina, commanded French’s Divn/Polk’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Allatoona, Franklin, relieved because of an eye infection, Mobile.
Post War Career Planter, wrote memoirs.
Notes


Name FROST, Daniel Marsh
Born
August 9 1823, Schenectady Cty NY
Died October 29 1900, St Louis MO
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1844, Mexican War, resigned 1853, manufacturer, politician, Brig. Gen. of Missouri militia.
War Service 1861 surrendered Camp Jackson to Union Gen. Lyon, March 1862 Brig. Gen., declined a command at Pea Ridge, Bragg's staff, Prairie Grove, 1863 fled to Canada because of pressure on his wife in Missouri, December 1863 dropped from the army's rolls. Post War Career Returned to Missouri, farmed.
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Name FRY, Birkett Davenport
Born June 24 1822, Kanawha Cty WV
Died January 21 1891, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession West Point class of 1846 but did not graduate, Mexican War, filibustered in Nicaragua, cotton manufacturer.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 13th Alabama, Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg (w), Chancellorsville (w), Gettysburg, Pickett's Charge (w,c), exchanged after nine months, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Walker’s and Archer’s Bdes/Heth’s Divn at Cold Harbor, commanded walker’s Bde/Heth’s Divn at Petersburg, commanded a district in South Carolina and Georgia.
Post War Career Emigrated to Cuba, returned 1868, businessman.
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Name GANO, Richard Montgomery
Born June 17 1830, Bourbon Cty KY
Died March 27 1913, Dallas TX
Pre-War Profession Doctor, politician.
War Service 1861 Capt. in Morgan's cavalry, Kentucky invasion, 1863 Col. of 7th Kentucky Cavalry, transferred to Trans Mississippi, Camden campaign, appointed Brig. Gen. by Kirby Smith (confirmed by President Davis in March 1865). Post War Career Clergyman
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Name GARDNER, Franklin
Born
January 29 1823, New York NY
Died April 29 1873, Vermillionville LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican War, frontier duty, dropped from rolls May 1861.
War Service March 1861 Lt. Col. of CSA infantry, commanded a cavalry brigade at Shiloh, April 1862 Brig. Gen., Kentucky invasion, December 1862 Maj. Gen. (confirmed June 1864), commanded at Port Hudson (s), exchanged after one year, served in Dept. of East Louisiana Mississippi and Alabama.
Post War Career Planter.
Notes Stubbornly defended Port Hudson.


Name GARDNER, William Montgomery
Born
June 8 1824, Augusta GA
Died June 16 1901, Memphis TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, resigned January 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 8th Georgia, First Manassas (w - incapacitated for field service), November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded District of Middle Florida, Olustee, 1864 commandant of prisons east of the Mississippi, Richmond.
Post War Career
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Name GARLAND, Samuel Jr.
Born December 16 1830, Lynchburg VA
Died September 14 1862, Fox's Gap MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1849, lawyer, Capt. of Lynchburg Home Guard militia.
War Service April 1861 Capt. then Col. of 11th Virginia, First Manassas, Dranesville, Willliamsburg (w), May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Garland’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn at Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas campaign, South Mountain (mw).
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Name GARNETT, Richard Brooke
Born November 21 1817, Essex Cty VA
Died July 3 1863, Gettysburg PA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Seminole war, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Maj. in Confederate army, November 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Army, commanded Stonewall Bde in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Kernstown (charged but not tried by Jackson), commanded Garnett’s Bde/Pickett’s Divn at South Mountain, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg , Pickett's Charge at Gettysburg (k).
Notes At Gettysburg, he was too ill having been kicked by a horse,to walk and rode at the head of his troops.


Name GARNETT, Robert Seldon
Born
December 16 1819, Essex Cty VA
Died July 13 1861, Corrick's Ford VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Mexican War, Commandant of cadets at West Point, Maj. 9th Infantry, resigned April 1861.
War Service April 1861 Adjutant General of Virginia troops, June 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Army, commanded in Northwestern Virginia, Corrick's Ford (mw,c).
Notes Designed the Great Seal of the State of California. First General from either side to fall in battle.
Further reading
Guie, Heister Dean Bugles in the valley; Garnett's Fort Simcoe Yakima WA 1956


Name GARROTT, Isham Warren
Born 1816, Anson Cty NC
Died June 17 1863, Vicksburg MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 aided in recruiting 20th Alabama, Col., Mobile, Port Gibson, Vicksburg campaign, Vicksburg (k), commission as Brig. Gen. (June 1863) received after his death.
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Name GARTRELL, Lucius Jeremiah
Born January 7 1821, Wilkes Cty GA
Died April 7 1891, Atlanta GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman.
War Service 1861 raised 7th Georgia, May 1861 Col., First Manassas, January 1862 resigned to sit in Confederate Congress, returned to army, August 1864 Brig. Gen., recruited four regiments of Georgia reserves, opposed Sherman's march, Coosawhatchie (w).
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes A strong opponent of the Davis administration.


Name GARY, Martin Witherspoon
Born
March 25 1831, Cokesbury SC
Died April 9 1881, Edgefield Cty SC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Capt. in Hampton Legion, First Manassas (commanded Legion), Lt. Col., May 1862 Col., Peninsula, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Chickamauga, Knoxville, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded a cavalry brigade in Hoke’s Divn in Petersburg campaign, after Appomattox joined President Davis in his flight.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician
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Name GATLIN, Richard Caswell
Born January 18 1809, Lenoir Cty NC
Died September 8 1896, Mt Nebo AR
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, Mexican War, Seminole war, Utah expedition, April 1861 captured by Arkansas state forces at Fort Smith.
War Service 1861 Adjutant general of North Carolina and Col. in Confederate army, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Department of North Carolina, criticized for loss of Fort Hatteras and New Bern, relieved of command, September 1862 resigned commission, served as state adjutant general.
Post War Career Farmer
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Name GHOLSON, Samuel Jameson
Born
May 19 1808, Madison Cty KY
Died October 16 1883, Aberdeen MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman, judge.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in Mississippi state forces, Maj., Col. of 14th Mississippi, Fort Donelson (w,s), exchanged, Iuka, Corinth, Maj. Gen. of state troops, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded a cavalry brigade in Dept. of Mississippi and East Louisiana, Egypt MS (w).
Post War Career Politician
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Name GIBSON, Randall Lee
Born
September 10 1832, Woodford Cty KY
Died December 15 1892, Hot Springs AR
Pre-War Profession US embassy attache in Madrid.
War Service 1861 adc to Governor Moore of Louisiana, August 1861 Col. of 13th Louisiana, Shiloh, Kentucky campaign, Chickamauga, January 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Gibson’s Bde/Stewart’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, defended Spanish Fort near Mobile until he led an escape.
Post War Career Lawyer, elected to US congress but was refused his seat, later served, US senator.
Notes


Name GILMER, Jeremy Francis
Born February 23 1818, Guilford Cty NC
Died December 1 1883, Savannah GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, engineer officer, resigned June 1861.
War Service September 1861 Lt. Col., chief engineer to A S Johnson, Fts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh (w), chief engineer of Dept of Northern Virginia, head of Bureau of Engineers, August 1863 Maj. Gen., Charleston defenses, Atlanta, Savannah.
Post War Career Civil engineer, railroad business.
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Name GIRARDEY, Victor Jean Baptiste
Born June 26 1837, Hirsingue, France
Died August 16 1864, Fussell's Mill VA
Pre-War Profession Emigrated 1842.
War Service 1861 1st Lt. and adc of 3rd Georgia, Capt. and staff officer to Gen. A R Wright at Seven Days, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, 1864 transferred to Gen. W Mahone's staff, organized counterattack at the Crater, July 30 promoted from Capt. to Brig. Gen., killed while resisting a Federal assault on the Darbytown Road.
Notes The promotion to Brig. Gen. was unique in the Confederate service.


Name GIST, States Rights
Born
September 3 1831, Union Dist. SC
Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Brig. Gen. in South Carolina militia.
War Service 1861 Adjutant and inspector general of state troops, Fort Sumter, aide to Gen. Bee at First Manassas, March 1862 Brig. Gen., South Carolina coastal defenses, J E Johnston's relief expedition to Vicksburg, commanded Walker’s Divn/Reserve Corps at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, commanded Gist’s Bde/Walker’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, commanded Gist’s Bde/Brown's Divn at Franklin (k).
Notes
Further reading
Cisco, Walter Brian States Rights Gist : a South Carolina general of the Civil War Shippensburg PA, White Mane Pub. Co. 1991


Name GLADDEN, Adley Hogan
Born October 28 1810, Fairfield Dist. SC
Died April 12 1862, Corinth MS
Pre-War Profession Cotton broker, postmaster, Seminole war, Mexican War
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st South Carolina, Col. of 1st Louisiana, Pensacola, September 1861 Brig. Gen., Corinth, commanded 1st Bde/Withers' Divn at Shiloh (w), died six days later.
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Name GODWIN, Archibald Campbell
Born
1831, Nansemond Cty VA
Died September 19 1864, Winchester VA
Pre-War Profession Miner, rancher, politician
War Service 1861 Maj., asst provost marshal in charge of Libby Prison, July 1862 raised 57th North Carolina - Col., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville campaign, Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station (c), August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Godwin’s Bde/Ramseur’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Third Winchester (k).
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Name GOGGIN, James Monroe
Born October 23 1820, Bedford Cty VA
Died October 10 1889, Austin TX
Pre-War Profession West Point class of 1842, but did not graduate, Texas army, established mail routes in California, cotton broker.
War Service 1861 Maj. in 32nd Virginia, Peninsula campaign, staff of McLaws, staff of Kershaw, at Cedar Creek commanded Conner's brigade, December 1864 Brig. Gen. - later cancelled, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career
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Name GORDON, George Washington
Born
October 5 1836, Giles Cty TN
Died August 9 1911, Memphis TN
Pre-War Profession Surveyor
War Service 1861 Drillmaster of 11th Tennessee, Capt., Lt. Col., December 1862 Col., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Vaughan’s Bde/Cheatham’s Divn at Franklin (w,c), imprisoned at Fort Warren until the end of the War.
Post War Career Lawyer, railroad commissioner, Indian agent, school supervisor, US congressman.
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Name GORDON, James Byron
Born
November 2 1822, Wilkesboro NC
Died May 18 1864, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Merchant, farmer, politician.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in Wilkes Valley Guards, 1st Lt., Capt., Maj. in 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Lt. Col., July 1863 Col., September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded North Carolina Cavalry Bde, Bristoe campaign, Sheridan's raid on Richmond (k).
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Name GORDON, John Brown
Born
February 6 1832, Upson Cty GA
Died January 9 1904, Miami FL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, coal mine operator.
War Service 1861 Capt. in the Raccoon Roughs which he had raised, April 1862 Col. of 6th Alabama, Sharpsburg (w), November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Gordon’s Bde/Early's Divn at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, May 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Gordon’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded II Corps in the retreat to Appomattox. Post War Career Lawyer, politician, US senator, governor, wrote memoirs, first commander in chief of United Confederate Veterans.
Notes A good fighting general, involved in post-war disputes especially with Longstreet.
On the Internet
Portrait of Gen. J B Gordon
Further reading
Eckert, Ralph Lowell John Brown Gordon : soldier, southerner, American Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1989
Gordon, John Brown Reminiscences of the Civil War Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1993


Name GORGAS, Josiah
Born July 1 1818, Dauphin Cty PA
Died May 15 1883, Tuscaloosa AL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, ordnance officer.
War Service April 1861 Maj., chief of Ordnance Bureau, directed collection and distribution of arms and ammunition, purchasing material in Europe, establishing factories throughout the South, November 1864 Brig. Gen.
Post War Career Businessman, educator, wrote memoirs.
Notes Provided invaluable assistance to the Confederate war machine.
Further reading
Gorgas, Josiah The Civil War diary of General Josiah Gorgas; ed. by Frank E. Vandiver University, University of Alabama Press 1947
Vandiver, Frank EversonPloughshares into swords : Josiah Gorgas and Confederate ordnance College Station, Texas A & M University Press 1994


Name GOVAN, Daniel Chevilette
Born July 4 1829, Northampton Cty NC
Died March 12 1911, Memphis TN
Pre-War Profession Gold miner, deputy sheriff, farmer, planter.
War Service 1861 raised company that became part of 2nd Arkansas, Lt. Col., Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, commanded Liddell’s Bde/Liddell’s Divn at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, December 1863 Brig. Gen, commanded Govan’s Bde/Cleburne’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro (c), Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Planter, Indian agent.
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Name GRACIE, Archibald Jr.
Born December 1 1832, New York NY
Died December 2 1864, Petersburg VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, resigned 1856, merchant, Capt. Washington Light Infantry militia, 1861 on the governor's order Gracie seized the Mount Vernon AL arsenal.
War Service 1861 joined 3rd Alabama, July 1861 Maj. in 11th Alabama, 1862 organised 43rd Alabama - Col., served in East Tennessee, Kentucky campaign, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Gracie’s Bde/Preston’s Divn at Chickamauga, Knoxville, Bean's Station (w), Petersburg, killed by artillery while observing enemy movements.
Notes Had a poem "Gracie, of Alabama" written after him.


Name GRANBURY, Hiram Bronson
Born March 1 1831, Copiah Cty MS
Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, government official.
War Service 1861 recruited Waco Guards, November 1861 Maj. of 7th Texas, Fort Donelson (c), exchanged, August 1862 Col., Vicksburg campaign, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, February 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Gracie’s’ (Texas) Bde/Cleburne’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin (k).
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Name GRAY, Henry
Born January 19 1816, Laurens Dist. SC
Died December 11 1892, Coushatta LA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Pvt. in Mississippi state regiment, organized 28th Louisiana (at President Davis' request), May 1862 Col., Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, October 1864 elected to Confederate congress, March 1865 Brig. Gen. (over Kirby Smith's protests).
Post War Career Politician.
Notes Narrowly beaten by Judah Benjamin for a pre-war US senate seat.

Name GRAYSON, John Breckinridge
Born October 18 1806, Fayette Cty KY
Died October 21 1861, Tallahassee FL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1826, Seminole war, Mexican War, resigned as Maj. July 1861.
War Service August 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Confederate army, command of Dept. of Middle and Eastern Florida (in poor health), relieved October 1861, died of tuberculosis.
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Name GREEN, Martin Edwin
Born
June 3 1815, Fauquier Cty VA
Died June 27 1863, Vicksburg MS
Pre-War Profession Lumber miller.
War Service 1861 recruited cavalry in Missouri for Sterling Price, Col. of "Green's Missouri Cavalry Regiment", Lexington, Elkhorn Tavern, July 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde at Iuka, Corinth, killed by a sharpshooter at Vicksburg while commanding 2nd Bde/Bowen’s Divn.
Notes
Performed poorly at Corinth.


Name GREEN, Thomas
Born January 8 1814, Amelia Cty VA
Died April 12 1864, Blair's Landing LA
Pre-War Profession Fought for Texas independence, Indian fighter, Mexican War.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 5th Texas Cavalry, Valverde, Galveston, May 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Sibley’s Bde at Bayou Teche, Bayou Bourbeau, Mansfield, killed at Blair's Landing while leading a bold charge.
Notes
On the Internet Thomas Green (1814-1864)
Further reading
Faulk, Odie General Tom Green: a Fightin' Texan Waco TX, Texian Press 1963


Name GREER, Elkanah Brackin
Born October 11 1825, Paris TN
Died March 25 1877, DeVall's Bluff AR
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, planter, merchant.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 3rd Texas Cavalry, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern (w), October 1862 Brig. Gen., chief of Conscription Bureau in Trans Mississippi, commanded reserve forces in 1864.
Post War Career
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Name GREGG, John
Born September 28 1828, Lawrence Cty AL
Died October 7 1864, Darbytown Road VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge
War Service 1861 member of Provisional Confederate Congress, resigned, recruited 7th Texas, September 1861 Col., Fort Donelson (s), exchanged, August 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Gregg’s Bde (under J E Johnston) in Vicksburg campaign, commanded Gregg’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Chickamauga (w), commanded Hood's Texas Bde/Field’s Divn at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, killed in action while leading a counterattack.
Notes




Name GREGG, Maxcy
Born
August 1 1814, Columbia SC
Died December 15 1862, Fredericksburg VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician.
War Service January 1861 Col. of 1st South Carolina, Fort Sumter, December 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Gregg’s Bde/A P Hill's Light Division at Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg (w), Fredericksburg (mw).
Notes


Name GRIFFITH, Richard
Born
January 11 1814, Philadelphia PA
Died June 29 1862, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, Mexican War (Jefferson Davis was his commanding officer), banker, US marshal, Mississippi state treasurer.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 12th Mississippi, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in Magruder's' Divn on the Peninsula and Seven Days, Savage's Station (mw).
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Name GRIMES, Bryan
Born November 2 1828, Pitt Cty NC
Died August 14 1880, Pitt Cty NC
Pre-War Profession Planter, politician.
War Service 1861 Maj. of 4th North Carolina, Lt. Col., June 1862 Col., Seven Pines, Mechanicsville, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg , Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Bryan’s Bde/Ramseur’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Creek, February 1865 Maj. Gen., Fort Stedman, commanded Grimes’ Divn/II Corps in Appomattox campaign.
Post War Career Farmer, assassinated by an employee of undesirables that Grimes was trying to expel from the county. Notes Seven horses were shot from beneath him during the War.

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Name HAGOOD, Johnson
Born
February 21 1829, Barnwell SC
Died January 4 1898, Barnwell SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated The Citadel 1847, lawyer, planter, Brig. Gen. of state militia.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st South Carolina Volunteers, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, South Carolina, July 1862 Brig. Gen., sent in 1864 to Petersburg, commanded Hagood’s Bde/Hoke’s Divn at Walthall Junction, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Politician, governor, wrote memoirs.
Notes
Further reading
Hagood, Johnson Memoirs of the War of Secession 1910


Name HAMPTON, Wade
Born March 28 1818, Charleston SC
Died April 11 1902, Columbia SC
Pre-War Profession Politician, planter.
War Service 1861 raised the Hampton Legion - Col., First Manassas (w), Peninsula campaign, May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Hampton’s Bde/Whiting's Divn at Seven Pines (w), commanded Hmapton’s Bde/Cavlary Divn at Sharpsburg, Chambersburg raid, Gettysburg (w), August 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Hampton’s Divn/Cavalry Corps at Wilderness, commanded ANV Cavalry Corps following Stuart's death, Petersburg campaign, February 1865 Lt. Gen., South Carolina.
Post War Career Planter, governor, US senator.
Notes One of three Confederate Lt. Generals without prior military training, with Richard Taylor and Bedford Forrest
Further reading
Boykin, Edward Beefsteak Raid New York, Funk & Wagnalls 1960
Wellman, Manly Wade Giant in Gray : a biography of Wade Hampton of South Carolina Dayton OH, Morningside Bookshop 1980


Name HANSON, Roger Weightman "Old Flintlock"
Born August 27 1827, Clark Cty KY
Died January 4 1863, Murfreesboro KY
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician, Col. in Kentucky State Guard.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 2nd Kentucky, Fort Donelson (c), exchanged after eight months, December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 4th Bde/1st Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro (mw).
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Name HARDEE, William Joseph "Old Reliable"
Born October 12 1815, Camden Cty GA
Died November 6 1873, Wytheville VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Mexican War, commandant of cadets at West Point, wrote textbook on tactics, resigned January 1861.
War Service June 1861 Brig. Gen., October 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded a brigade in Arkansas and Kentucky, corps command at Shiloh, Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro, October 1862 Lt. Gen., Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, requested transfer after Hood replaced J E Johnston, commanded Dept of South Carolina Georgia and Florida, Savannah, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Planter.
Notes An outstanding corps commander.
Further reading
Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs General William J. Hardee, old reliable Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1965


Name HARDEMAN, William Polk "Gotch"
Born
November 4 1816, Williamson Cty TN
Died April 8 1898, Austin TX
Pre-War Profession War for Texas Independence, Mexican War.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th Texas Cavalry, Valverde, Lt. Col., Col., Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, March 1865 Brig. Gen..
Post War Career Planter, inspector of railroads.
Notes
Further reading
Wilson, Francis W General William Polk (Old Gotch) Hardeman Luling TX, Plum Creek Press 1990


Name HARRIS, Nathaniel Harrison
Born August 22 1834, Natchez MS
Died August 23 1900, Malvern, England
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service May 1861 organized the Warren Rifles - later in 19th Mississippi, Capt., Maj., Williamsburg, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Lt. Col., April 1863 Col., Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, January 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Harris’s Bde/Mahone's Divn at Spotsylvania, Petersburg, March 1865 commanded the inner defenses of Richmond, Appomattox.
Post War Career Lawyer, railroad president, businessman.
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Name HARRISON, James Edward
Born
April 24 1815, Greenville District SC
Died February 23 1875, Waco TX
Pre-War Profession Politician.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 15th Texas, Louisiana campaigns of 1863 and 1864, Col., December 1864 Brig. Gen. (in De Polignac's division).
Post War Career Prominent in local affairs.
Notes Brother of Thomas Harrison


Name HARRISON, Thomas
Born
May 1 1823, Jefferson Cty AL
Died July 14 1891, Waco TX
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician, Capt. of volunteer militia.
War Service 1862 Capt. in 8th Texas Cavalry (Terry's Texas Rangers), November 1862 Col., Murfreesboro, commanded 2nd Bde/Wharton’s Cavalry Divn at Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, commanded Harrison’s Bde/Hume’s Cavalry Divn in Atlanta campaign, Sherman's March to the Sea, January 1865 Brig. Gen., Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Judge.
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Name HATTON, Robert Hopkins
Born November 2 1826, Steubenville OH
Died May 31 1862, Fair Oaks Station VA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, politician, US congressman.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 7th Tennessee, Cheat Mountain, Savage's Station, May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Hatton’s Bde/G W Smith’s Divn at Seven Pines (k).
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Name HAWES, James Morrison
Born
January 7 1824, Lexington KY
Died November 22 1889, Covington KY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, Mexican War, French cavalry school at Saumur, resigned US army May 1861.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in Confederate Regular Army, Maj., elected Col. of 2nd Kentucky Cavalry but declined, March 1862 Brig. Gen. in command of all Western cavalry, Shiloh, relieved at own request to command a brigade under Breckenridge, Arkansas, Milliken's Bend, Galveston.
Post War Career Hardware merchant.
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Name HAWTHORN, Alexander Travis
Born January 10 1825, Conecuh Cty AL
Died May 31 1899, Dallas TX
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 6th Arkansas, Col., Shiloh, Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro, Fort Hindeman, February 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in Churchill’s Divn in Red River campaign, Jenkins' Ferry.
Post War Career Fled to Mexico, Brazil, missionary work, returned to US 1868, Baptist minister.
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Name HAYS, Harry Thompson
Born April 14 1820, Wilson Cty TN
Died August 21 1876, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Mexican War.
War Service 1861 Col. of 7th Louisiana, First Manassas, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Port Republic (w), July 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Hays’ Bde/Ewell's division, Sharpsburg, commanded Hay’s Bde/Early's Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania (w), Trans Mississippi.
Post War Career Appointed sheriff in 1866 but removed by Gen. Sheridan, lawyer.Notes


Name HäBERT, Louis
Born March 13 1820, Iberville Parish LA
Died January 7 1901, St Martin Parish LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, resigned 1847, planter, militia officer, politician, chief engineer of Louisiana.
War Service 1861 Col. of 3rd Louisiana, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern (c), exchanged after two months, May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/Little’s Divn at Iuka, Corinth, commanded Hebert’s Bde/Forney’s Divn at Vicksburg (s), exchanged, in charge of artillery around Fort Fisher NC.
Post War Career Newspaper editor, teacher.
Notes Cousin of Gen. P O Hebert


Name HäBERT, Paul Octave
Born
December 12 1818, Iberville Parish LA
Died August 29 1880, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840 (1st in class), taught engineering at West Point, resigned 1845, Mexican War, planter, governor.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Louisiana, August 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Dept of Texas, District of West Louisiana and Texas, District of Texas and Territory of Arizona, fought only at Milliken's Bend, commanded the Trans Mississippi at the end of the War.
Post War Career Engineer
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Name HELM, Benjamin Hardin
Born June 2 1831, Bardstown KY
Died September 20 1863, Chickamauga GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851, resigned 1852, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 recruited 1st Kentucky Cavalry, October 1861 Col., March 1862 Brig. Gen., Baton Rouge expedition, commanded Helm’s Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Tullahoma, Chickamauga (mw).
Notes
Married the half-sister of Mary Todd Lincoln.


Name HETH, Henry
Born December 16 1825, Chesterfield Cty VA
Died September 27 1899, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, frontier duty, Utah expedition, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt., Lt. Col. in 5th Virginia, Col. of 45th Virginia, January 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a division in the Kentucky campaign, February 1863 joined ANV, commanded Heth’s Bde/Hill’s Divn at Chancellorsville, May 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Heth’s Divn/III Corps at Gettysburg (w), Bristoe Station, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Insurance business, wrote memoirs.
Notes His division made first contact at Gettysburg, and he was inclined to be impetuous. He pronounced his name “Heeth”.
Further reading
Heth, Henry The memoirs of Henry Heth Westport CT, Greenwood Press 1974


Name HIGGINS, Edward
Born 1821, Norfolk VA
Died January 31 1875, San Francisco CA
Pre-War Profession Naval officer, officer on mail steamers.
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 1st Louisiana Artillery, Lt. Col. of 21st Louisiana, defended Forts Jackson and St Philip (c), exchanged soon after, commanded the 22nd Louisiana Artillery in the Vicksburg defenses (s), exchanged, October 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded posts near Mobile, relieved of duty.
Post War Career Insurance agent, importer, steamship agent.
Notes



Name HILL, Ambrose Powell
Born
November 9 1825, Culpeper VA
Died April 2 1865, Petersburg VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, Mexican War, Seminole war, resigned March 1861.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 13th Virginia, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Longstreet’s Divn at Williamsburg, May 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Hill’s Light Division in Longstreet’s Command at Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, commanded Hill’s Light Divn/II Corps at Chancellorsville, May 1863 Lt. Gen., commanded III Corps at Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Wilderness, North Anna, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, killed while rallying his troops after their line had been broken.
Notes Although a famous fighter early in the war, he did not perform well after being given Corps command.
Further reading
Hassler, William Woods A.P. Hill : Lee's forgotten general Richmond, Garret & Massie 1962


Name HILL, Benjamin Jefferson
Born June 13 1825, McMinnville TN
Died January 5 1880, McMinnville TN
Pre-War Profession Mercantile business, politician.
War Service 1861 Col. of 5th Tennessee Volunteers in the Provisional Army of Tennessee, September 1861 Col. of 35th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry in Confederate service, Shiloh, Richmond KY, Murfreesboro, Missionary Ridge, provost marshal of the Army of Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, command a cavalry brigade in Hood's Tennessee campaign, November 1864 Brig. Gen., Selma.
Post War Career Lawyer, businessman.
Notes


Name HILL, Daniel Harvey
Born
July 12 1821, York District SC
Died September 24 1889, Charlotte NC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican War, resigned 1849, college professor, superintendent of North Carolina Military Institute.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 1st North Carolina, Big Bethel, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded the Left Wing at Yorktown, Williamsburg, March 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Hill’s Divn in Longstreet's Command at Seven Pines, served under Jackson in the Seven Days, commanded Hill’s Divn in Jackson’s Command at South Mountain, Sharpsburg (where he was falsely accused of losing Special Order 191), commanded in North Carolina, Richmond defenses, July 1863 appointed Lt. Gen. (never confirmed), commanded Hill’s Corps at Chickamauga, criticized Bragg who in turn unfairly accused Hill of delaying an attack, removed from command by President Davis, Petersburg, commanded Hill’s Divn at Bentonville.
Post War Career Editor (The Land We Love, The Southern Home), college president.
Notes 15 members of his West Point class became Civil war generals. He was brave but abrasive, and could have been used much more effectively for the Confederate cause.
Further reading
Bridges, Hal Lee's maverick general, Daniel Harvey Hill Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press 1991


Name HINDMAN, Thomas Carmichael
Born January 28 1828, Knoxville TN
Died September 28 1868, Helena AR
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician, US congressman.
War Service 1861 raised 2nd Arkansas - Col., September 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/III Corps at Shiloh , April 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded the Dept. of Trans Mississippi, replaced following public opposition to his imposition of martial law, Prairie Grove, reassigned at his own request to the Army of Tennessee, commanded Hindman’s Divn at Chickamauga (w), commanded Hindman’s Divn/Hood’s Corps in Atlanta campaign (w), unfit for further field duty.
Post War Career Moved to Mexico, returned 1868, lawyer, assassinated - probably as a result of his opposition to carpetbaggers.Notes
Further reading
Nash, Charles Edward Biographical sketches of Gen. Pat Cleburne and Gen. T. C. Hindman, together with humorous anecdotes and reminiscences of the late Civil War Dayton OH, Press of Morningside Bookshop 1977
Neal, Diane Lion of the South : General Thomas C. Hindman Macon GA, Mercer University Press 1993


Name HODGE, George Baird
Born April 8 1828, Fleming Cty KY
Died August 1 1892, Longwood FL
Pre-War Profession US Naval Academy 1845, resigned 1850, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 Pvt in Confederate army, Confederate congressman, staff of Gen. Breckenridge, May 1863 Col., November 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. - not endorsed by Senate, commanded cavalry brigades under Wheeler and Forrest, August 1864 Brig. Gen. promotion resubmitted - not confirmed, commanded District of Southwest Mississippi and East Louisiana, charged with incompetence and cowardice - acquitted, relieved of command by Forrest.
Post War Career
Lawyer, politician.
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Name HOGG, Joseph Lewis
Born
September 13 1806, Morgan Cty GA
Died May 16 1862, Corinth MS
Pre-War Profession Planter, Texas congressman, Mexican War, politician, lawyer.
War Service 1861 raised state troops, February 1862 Brig. Gen., went with his brigade to Corinth, died of dysentery.
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Name HOKE, Robert Frederick
Born May 27 1837, Lincolnton NC
Died July 3 1912, Raleigh NC
Pre-War Profession Managed family businesses.
War Service 1861 2nd Lt. in 1st North Carolina, Maj., Lt. Col. of 33rd North Carolina, New Berne, Peninsula, August 1862 Col. of 21st North Carolina, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, commanded Trimble’s Bde/Ewell’s Divn at Fredericksburg, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Hoke’s Bde/Early's Divn at Chancellorsville (w), attacked the Plymouth NC garrison, April 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Hoke’s Divn under Beauregard at Petersburg, Fort Fisher, Bentonville.
Post War Career Private business, railroad director.
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Name HOLMES, Theophilus Hunter
Born November 13 1804, Sampson Cty NC
Died June 21 1880, Fayetteville NC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, frontier duty, Second Seminole War, Mexican War, garrison duty, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 organized state troops, June 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Confederate Army, commanded Reserve Bde at First Manassas, October 1861 Maj. Gen., coastal defenses in North Carolina, present at Malvern Hill but did not fight, July 1862 command of Trans Mississippi, October 1862 Lt. Gen. - superseded by Kirby Smith at his own request, commanded District of Arkansas, commanded state reserves in North Carolina.
Post War Career Farmer.
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Name HOLTZCLAW, James Thadeus
Born December 17 1833, Henry Cty GA
Died July 19 1893, Montgomery AL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Lt. in Montgomery True Blues, Maj. in 18th Alabama, Shiloh (w), Lt. Col., May 1863 Col., Chickamauga, Chattanooga, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Holtzclaw’s Bde/Clayton’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Mobile.
Post War Career Lawyer, railroad commissioner.
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Name HOOD, John Bell
Born
June 1 1831, Owingsville KY
Died August 30 1879, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession 1853 West Point, frontier duty with 2nd Cavalry, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 1st Lt. of cavalry, recruitment duty, Yorktown, May 1862 Brig. Gen. in command of the Texas Brigade, served under G W Smith in the Peninsula campaign, commanded Hood’s Bde/Whiting's Divn at Seven Days, commanded Hood’s Bde/Evans' Divn at Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Hood’s Divn/Longstreet's Corps, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg (w), Chickamauga (w), leg amputated, February 1864 Lt. Gen., commanded Hood’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, schemed to replace Johnston, ordered to replace Johnston at Atlanta with temporary rank of General, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville, January 1865 relieved at his own request.
Post War Career Unsuccessful businessman, wrote memoirs, died of yellow fever.
Notes A rash fighter, he performed well in subordinate roles, but not as an army commander.
On the Internet Gen. John Bell Hood, CSA
Further reading
Dyer, John Percy The gallant Hood Indianapolis, Bobbs Merrill 1950
Hay, Thomas Robson Hood's Tennessee campaign Dayton OH, Morningside Bookshop 1976
Hood, John Bell Advance and retreat : personal experiences in the United States & Confederate States Armies New York, Da Capo Press 1993
McMurry, Richard M John Bell Hood and the War for Southern Independence Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press 1992


Name HUGER, Benjamin
Born November 22 1805, Charleston SC
Died December 7 1877, Charleston SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1825, topographical duty, artillery, toured Europe, Mexican War, superintended armories, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 joined Confederate army after the fall of Fort Sumter, June 1861 Brig. Gen., September 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded Dept of Norfolk - evacuated it as Union forces approached, commanded Huger’s Divn at Seven Pines, Seven Days, his performance was rated poorly, relieved of active command, inspection duties for the remainder of the War, transferred to Trans Mississippi.Post War Career Farmer.
Notes
Further reading
Rhoades, Jeffrey L Scapegoat general : the story of Major General Benjamin Huger, C.S.A. Hamden CT, Archon Books 1985



Name HUMES, William Young Conn
Born May 1 1830, Abingdon VA
Died September 11 1882, Huntsville AL
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1851, teacher, lawyer.
War Service 1861 Lt. in artillery, Capt., commanded batteries at Island No. 10 (c), soon exchanged, commanded horse artillery in Wheeler's Corps, November 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Humes’ Divn/Wheeler’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Buck Head Creek, Monroe's Cross Roads NC (w), March 1865 Maj. Gen..
Post War Career Lawyer
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Name HUMPHREYS, Benjamin Grubb
Born August 24 or 26 1808, Claiborne Cty MS
Died December 20 1882, Leflore Cty MS
Pre-War Profession West Point - entered 1825 but dismissed following a riot in 1826, lawyer, farmer, politician.
War Service 1861 raised a company in 21st Mississippi, Capt., September 1861 Col., Seven Days, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Humphreys’ Bde/McLaws’ Divn at Chickamauga, Knoxville, commanded Humphreys’ Bde/in Kershaw's Divn in the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Berryville (w), commanded a military district in Mississippi.
Post War Career Governor of Mississippi, insurance agent, planter.
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Name HUNTON, Eppa
Born
September 22 1822, Fauquier Cty VA
Died October 11 1908, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, state militia (Brig. Gen.).
War Service 1861 recruited and equipped 8th Virginia, May 1861 Col., First Manassas, Seven Days, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg (w), August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Hunton’s Bde/Pickett’s Divn at the Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Five Forks, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman, US senator.
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Name IMBODEN, John Daniel
Born February 16 1823, nr Staunton VA
Died August 15 1895, Damascus VA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 organized Staunton Artillery, Capt., captured US arsenal at Harper's Ferry, First Manassas, organized the 1st Virginia Partisan Rangers, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded a cavalry brigade in the Gettysburg campaign, Early's Washington Raid, Shenandoah Valley campaign, contracted typhoid fever, prison duty.
Post War Career
Mining developer.
Notes Could have been used better by Lee at Gettysburg.


Name IVERSON, Alfred Jr
Born
February 14 1829, Clinton GA
Died March 31 1911, Atlanta GA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, 1855 commissioned to 1st US Cavalry, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. in Provisional Confederate Army, Wilmington NC, recruited 20th North Carolina - August 1861 Col., Seven Days (w), South Mountain, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Iverson’s Bde/Rodes' Divn at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg - performed poorly on 1st day, as a result was sent to command state forces in Georgia, commanded a brigade in Wheelers' corps in 1864, defeated Stoneman south of Atlanta.
Post War Career Businessman, farmer.
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Name JACKSON, Alfred Eugene "Mudwall"
Born January 11 1807, Davidson Cty TN
Died October 30 1889, Jonesborough TN
Pre-War Profession Farmer, merchant.
War Service 1861 Staff major, quartermaster, paymaster, served in East Tennessee, April 1863 Brig. Gen. in command of a composite brigade, raided in Kentucky and southwest Virginia, unfit for field service November 1864, light staff duty under Gen. Breckenridge.
Post War Career Farmer
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Name JACKSON, Henry Rootes
Born June 24 1820, Athens GA
Died May 23 1898, Savannah GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, judge, US ambassador to Austria.
War Service 1861 judge in Confederate courts, June 1861 Brig. Gen., Western Virginia campaign, Cheat Mountain, December 1861 Maj. Gen. of Georgia state troops, returned to Confederate service, Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army September 1863, during Atlanta campaign organized state troops, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Bate’s Divn in Hood's Franklin and Nashville campaign, captured at Nashville.
Post War Career Lawyer, minister to Mexico, railroad executive, banker.
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Name JACKSON, John King
Born February 8 1828, Augusta GA
Died February 27 1866, Milledgeville GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, state militia.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 5th Georgia, Pensacola, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded the post at Grand Junction TN, helped organize Army of Tennessee, commanded 3rd Bde/Withers’ Divn at Shiloh, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Murfreesboro, Bridgeport AL, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Cheatham’s Divn at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, commanded Jackson’s Bde/Walker’s Divn at the start of the Atlanta campaign, commanded District of Florida, defense of Savannah.
Post War Career Lawyer.
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Name JACKSON, Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall"
Born January 21 1824, Clarksburg VA
Died May 10 1863, nr Guiney's Station VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, 1851 resigned from US army, professor at VMI.
War Service 1861 Maj. in Virginia militia, Col. of Confederate infantry, Harper's Ferry, June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Army of the Shenandoah at First Manassas, October 1861 Maj. Gen., Shenandoah Valley campaign - fought brilliantly, Seven Days - fought poorly at times probably due to exhaustion, Groveton, commanded the Left Wing at Second Manassas, led Jackson’s Command in Sharpsburg campaign, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Lt. Gen., commanded II Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (mw).
Notes He was a great commander, and is the subject of continued speculation as to how the Confederacy would have fared had he not been killed.
On the Internet Stonewall Jackson Resources
Further reading
Bowers, John Stonewall Jackson : portrait of a soldier New York, Morrow 1989
Cooke, John Esten Stonewall Jackson : a military biography New York, Appleton and Co. 1876
Douglas, Henry Kyd I rode with Stonewall : being chiefly the war experiences of the youngest member of Jackson's staff from the John Brown Raid to the hanging of Mrs. Surratt London, Putnam 1945
Farwell, Byron Stonewall : a biography of General Thomas J. Jackson New York, W.W. Norton 1992
Vandiver, Frank Everson Mighty Stonewall College Station, Texas A&M University Press 1989


Name JACKSON, William Hicks "Red"
Born October 1 1835, Paris TN
Died March 30 1903, nr Nashville TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, Texas and New Mexico indian campaigns, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. in Confederate artillery, Belmont (w), Col. of 1st Tennessee Cavalry, Holly Springs, December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a cavalry division in Vicksburg campaign, Meridian campaign, commanded a cavalry division in Atlanta campaign, served under Forrest, rear guard in retreat from Nashville, fought in Forrest's later campaigns.
Post War Career Horse breeder.
Notes


Name JACKSON, William Lowther
Born
February 3 1825, Clarksburg WV
Died March 24 1890, Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, politician, lieutenant governor of Virginia.
War Service 1861 Pvt., Col. of 31st Virginia, Western Virginia, staff of Gen. T J Jackson until Fredericksburg, recruited a regiment to operate in western Virginia, April 1863 Col. of 19th Virginia Cavalry, joined Jenkins' brigade in the Shenandoah Valley, commanded a brigade in Early's raid on Washington, Shenandoah Valley campaign, December 1864 Brig. Gen., refused to surrender at War's end. Post War Career Went to Mexico, returned to West Virginia but was unable to practice law, moved to Kentucky, judge.
Notes Second cousin to Stonewall Jackson.


Name JENKINS, Albert Gallatin
Born
November 10 1830, Cabell Cty VA
Died May 21 1864, Cloyd's Mountain VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. in a cavalry company, Lt. Col. of 8th Virginia Cavalry, Col., Alleghany Mountains, February 1862 elected to Confederate congress, August 1862 Brig. Gen., raided in western Virginia and Ohio, commanded Jenkins’ Bde in the Gettysburg campaign, Gettysburg (w), Cloyd's Mountain (w), died following amputation of his arm.
Notes
Further reading
Dickinson, Jack L Jenkins of Greenbottom : a Civil War saga Charleston WV, Pictorial Histories Pub. Co. 1988


Name JENKINS, Micah
Born December 1 1835, Edisto Is. SC
Died May 6 1864, Wilderness VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated The Citadel 1854, helped establish a military school.
War Service 1861 raised 5th South Carolina - Col., First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, Seven Days, July 1862 Brig. Gen., Cedar Mountain, commanded Jenkins’ Bde/Kemper’s Divn at Second Manassas (w), commanded Jenkins’ Bde/Pickett’s Divn at Fredericksburg, Chattanooga, Chickamauga, Wilderness (mw).
Notes Shot by his own troops, he died in a similar manner to Stonewall Jackson, and in the same vicinity.


Name JOHNSON, Adam Rankin "Stovepipe"
Born February 8 1834, Henderson KY
Died October 20 1922, Burnet TX
Pre-War Profession Surveyor, Indian scout, mail contractor.
War Service 1861 enlisted by Bedford Forrest as a scout, Fort Donelson, partisan ranger activity in Kentucky, Col., joined John Hunt Morgan's command, Ohio raid, June 1864 Brig. Gen., at Grubb's Cross Roads was shot and blinded by his own troops (c), soon exchanged, continued to serve.
Post War Career
Dictated memoirs.
Notes
Further reading
Johnson, Adam Rankin The Partisan Rangers of the Confederate States Army Hartford KY, Cook & McDowell Publications 1979


Name JOHNSON, Bradley Tyler
Born September 29 1829, Frederick MD
Died October 5 1903, Amelia VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, state's attorney.
War Service 1861 recruited 1st Maryland (CSA) - Maj., First Manassas, March 1862 Col., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas campaign, June 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded W E Jones’ Cavalry Bde in Early's Washington raid, executed the order to burn Chambersburg, Shenandoah Valley campaign, prison duty.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, writer.
Notes He was passed over for promotion to Brig. Gen. probably because of the lack of Maryland units.


Name JOHNSON, Bushrod Rust
Born
October 7 1817, Belmont Cty OH
Died September 12 1880, Brighton IL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, Seminole war, Mexican War, resigned 1847, teacher.
War Service 1861 Col. of engineers, Jan 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded at Fort Donelson until Pillow arrived, commanded 1st Bde/Cheatham’s Divn at Shiloh (w), Kentucky campaign, commanded 3rd Bde/Cleburne’s Divn at Murfreesboro, commanded Johnson’s Divn/Hood’s Corps at Chickamauga, commanded Buckner’s Divn at Knoxville, commanded Johnson’s Divn at Bermuda Hundred, May 1864 Maj. Gen., Crater, Sayler's Creek, Appomattox.
Post War Career Chancellor of University of Nashville, farmer.
Notes His division broke through the gap in the Union lines at Chickamauga.
Further reading
Cummings, Charles M Yankee Quaker, Confederate general; the curious career of Bushrod Rust Johnson Rutherford NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press 1971


Name JOHNSON, Edward "Old Alleghany"
Born
April 16 1816, Salisbury VA
Died March 2 1873, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Seminole war, Mexican War, frontier duty, resigned June 1861.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 12th Georgia, December 1861 Brig. Gen., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, McDowell (w), convalesced for one year, February 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Johnson’s Divn/II Corps at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania (c), soon exchanged, commanded Johnson’s Divn/S D Lee’s Corps in Franklin and Nashville campaign, Nashville (c), released after the end of the war.
Post War Career Farmer
Notes One of the best Confederate division commanders. On the Internet Major General Edward Johnson, C.S.A.OnLine


Name JOHNSTON, Albert Sidney Born February 2 1803, Washington KY
Died April 6 1862, Pittsburg Landing TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1826, Black Hawk war, Mexican War, fought for Texas independence, Col. of US 2nd Cavalry, Utah expedition, commanded Dept of the Pacific, resigned April 1861.
War Service August 1861 full General in command of Confederate Dept No 2, had insufficient troops to hold a very large area, concentrated his army at Corinth, Shiloh (mw). Notes A close friend of President Davis. It's thought that as a result of an old injury, he had loss of feeling in his leg and this contributed to his bleeding to death at Shiloh.
Further reading
Johnston, William Preston The life of Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston, embracing his services in the armies of the United States, the republic of Texas, and the Confederate States New York, D. Appleton 1879
Roland, Charles Pierce Albert Sidney Johnston, soldier of three republics Austin, University of Texas Press 1964


Name JOHNSTON, George Doherty
Born May 30 1832, Hillsborough NC
Died December 8 1910, Tuscaloosa AL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 2nd Lt. in 4th Alabama, First Manassas, Maj. in 25th Alabama, Shiloh, Col., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Deas’ Bde/Hindman’s Divn at Ezra Church (w), commanded Quarles’ Bde/Walthall’s Divn in Franklin and Nashville campaign.
Post War Career Superintendent of The Citadel, civil servant, state senator.
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Name JOHNSTON, Joseph Eggleston
Born
February 3 1807, Farmville VA
Died March 21 1891, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, frontier duty, resigned 1837, civil engineer, commissioned in US army 1838, Mexican War, June 1860 Brig. Gen., resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Maj. Gen. of Virginia troops, May 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate army, July 1861 General, commanded forces around Harper's Ferry, commanded Army of the Shenandoah, First Manassas, March 1862 commanded ANV, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w) - command passed to R E Lee, commanded Department of the West, Vicksburg campaign, commanded the Army of Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 relieved of command at Atlanta, February 1865 restored to command, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville, surrendered to Sherman.
Post War Career US congressman, commissioner of railroads, wrote memoirs.
Notes Did not get along with President Davis, but retreated skillfully.
Further reading
Govan, Gilbert E A different valor; the story of General Joseph E. Johnston, C.S.A. Westport CT, Greenwood Press 1973
Hughes, Robert M General Johnston New York, D. Appleton 1897
Johnston, Joseph E Narrative of military operations during the Civil War New York, Da Capo Press 1990
Symonds, Craig L Joseph E. Johnston : a Civil War biography New York, Norton 1992


Name JOHNSTON, Robert Daniel
Born March 19 1837, Lincoln Cty NC
Died February 1 1919, Winchester VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Lt. in state militia
War Service July 1861 Capt. in 23rd North Carolina, Peninsula campaign, Lt. Col., Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Johnston’s Bde/Rodes' Divn at Wilderness, Spotsylvania(w), Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Shenandoah Valley campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer, banker
Notes One of the last surviving generals of the Confederacy.


Name JONES, David Rumph "Neighbor"
Born April 5 1825, Orangeburg Dist. SC
Died January 15 1863, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, garrison duty, instructor at West Point, adjutant general's dept, resigned February1861.
War Service 1861 Maj. and chief of staff to P G T Beauregard, Fort Sumter, June 1861 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Army, First Manassas, commanded a division under Magruder in the Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, commanded Jones’ Divn/Longstreet’s Corps at Second Manassas, fought well at Thoroughfare Gap, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, September 1862 Maj. Gen., died of heart disease.
Notes Credited with lowering the US flag at Fort Sumter.


Name JONES, John Marshall
Born July 26 1820, Charlottesville VA
Died May 5 1864, Wilderness VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, instructor at West Point, frontier duty, Utah expedition, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. of artillery, Lt. Col., staff officer, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, May 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Jones’ Bde/Johnson's Divn at Gettysburg (w), Mine Run (w), Wilderness (k). Notes


Name JONES, John Robert
Born March 12 1827, Harrisonburg VA
Died April 1 1901, Harrisonburg VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1848, teacher, principal of military academy.
War Service 1861 recruited and commanded a company in 33rd Virginia, First Manassas, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Lt. Col., June 1862 Brig. Gen. (never confirmed by the Confederate senate), commanded 2nd Bde/Jackson's Divn at Gaines' Mill, Malvern Hill (w), Harper’s Ferry, Sharpsburg (w), commanded 2nd Bde/Trimble’s Divn at Chancellorsville - left the field because of an ulcerated leg, relieved of duty, cashiered for cowardice, captured at Smithburg TN, imprisoned for the rest of the war.
Post War Career Businessman, court official.
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Name JONES, Samuel
Born December 17 1819, Powhatan Cty VA
Died July 31 1887, Bedford Springs VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, garrison duty, West Point instructor, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Maj. of artillery, Col., chief of artillery to P G T Beauregard, First Manassas, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Dept of Alabama and West Florida, Corinth, March 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Dept of East Tennessee, commanded Dept of Western Virginia, commanded Dept of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida, commanded Dist. of South Carolina, commanded Military Dist. of Florida.
Post War Career Farmer, US advocate general, judge advocate general.
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Name JONES, William Edmondson "Grumble"
Born May 9 1824, Washington Cty VA
Died June 5 1864, Piedmont VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, frontier duty, resigned 1857, farmer
War Service 1861 organized Washington Mounted Rifles - Capt., First Manassas, September 1861 Col. of 1st Virginia Cavalry, March 1862 Col. of 7th Virginia Cavalry, Cedar Mountain, Groveton, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Valley Dist., April-May 1863 successfully raided western Virginia, Gettysburg campaign, Brandy Station, October 1863 court martial by J E B Stuart, found guilty, transferred to Dept of Western Virginia, raided successfully, Knoxville campaign, Piedmont (k). Notes A great fighter, but cantankerous. Had many disagreements with Stuart.


Name JORDAN, Thomas
Born September 30 1819, Luray VA
Died November 27 1895, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, Seminole war, Mexican War, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col., staff of P G T Beauregard, First Manassas, Shiloh, April 1862 Brig. Gen., staff of Bragg in Army of Tennessee, staff of Beauregard in defense of Charleston.
Post War Career Newspaper editor, Cuban revolutionary, contributed to Battles and Leaders
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Name KELLY, John Herbert
Born March 31 1840, Pickens Cty AL
Died September 4 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession West Point resigned December 1860.
War Service 1861 2nd Lt. of artillery, Capt. on Hardee's staff, Maj. in 14th Arkansas, Shiloh, Col. of 8th Arkansas, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, November 1863 Brig. Gen., cavalry command under Wheeler, Atlanta campaign, mortally wounded during a raid on Sherman's communications.
Notes
Youngest Confederate general at the time of his appointment. Signed Cleburne's memorandum concerning the emancipation of slaves willing to fight for the Confederacy.


Name KEMPER, James Lawson
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., defense of Richmond.
Post War Career
Lawyer, politician, governor.
Notes As a result of his pre-war efforts, Virginia was well prepared militarily.
Further reading
Woodward, Harold R Major General James Lawson Kemper, C.S.A. : the Confederacy's forgotten son Natural Bridge Station VA, Rockbridge Pub. Co. 1993


Name KENNEDY, John Doby
Born
January 5 1840, Camden SC
Died April 14 1896, Camden SC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Capt. in 2nd South Carolina, First Manassas (w), Col., Seven Days, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Creek, December 1864 Brig. Gen., Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Elected to US congress but was denied his seat for refusing the Ironclad Oath, state politician.
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Name KERSHAW, Joseph Brevard
Born January 5 1822, Camden SC
Died April 13 1894, Camden SC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician.
War Service 1861 raised 2nd South Carolina - Col., commanded at Morris Island during the Fort Sumter bombardment, First Manassas, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in McLaws' division, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, May 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded a division in Longstreet's corps, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Sayler's Creek (s).
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, judge, postmaster.
Notes A dependable commander.


Name KIRKLAND, William Whedbee
Born February 13 1833, Hillsboro NC
Died May 12 1915, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Entered West Point in 1852 but did not graduate, commissioned US Marine Corps 1855, resigned 1860.
War Service 1861 Capt., Col. of 21st North Carolina, First Manassas, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, First Winchester (w), chief of staff to Cleburne at Murfreesboro, returned to his regiment before Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen. in Heth's division, Bristoe Station (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, wounded near Gaines' Mill, transferred to North Carolina, Fort Fisher, Bentonville.
Post War Career Commission agent, postal official.
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Name LANE, James Henry
Born July 28 1833, Mathews Court House VA
Died September 21 1907, Auburn AL
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1854, professor at VMI and NCMI
War Service 1861 elected Maj. of 1st North Carolina Volunteers, Big Bethel, Lt. Col., September 1861 Col. of 28th North Carolina, Seven Days (w), Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Lane’s Bde/Hill’s Divn at Chancellorsville, commanded 2nd Bde/Pender’s Divn at Gettysburg, Cold Harbor (w), commanded Lane’s Bde/Wilcox’s Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Teacher, college professor.
Notes A vigorous fighter.


Name LANE, Walter Paye
Born
February 18 1817, County Cork, Ireland
Died January 28 1892, Marshall TX
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US 1821, Texas War for Independence, sailor, farmer, Indian fighter, teacher, Mexican War, gold miner.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. in 3rd Texas Cavalry, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, Corinth, service in Louisiana, Red River campaign, Mansfield (w), March 1865 Brig. Gen..
Post War Career Merchant, wrote memoirs.
Notes
Further reading
Lane, Walter P The Adventures and Recollections of Gen. Walter P. Lane 1887


Name LAW, Evander McIvor
Born August 7 1836, Darlington SC
Died October 31 1920, Bartow FL
Pre-War Profession Graduated The Citadel 1856, teacher in military academy.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th Alabama, Pensacola, Lt. Col., First Manassas (w), October 1861 Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Law’s Bde/Hood's Divn at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, not chosen by Longstreet to command Hood's division, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, resigned December 1863 following argument with division commander Micah Jenkins, not court martial despite Longstreet's urging, returned to command, commanded Law’s Bde/Field's Divn at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (w), Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Educator, newspaperman.
Notes A great fighter, who feuded with Longstreet.


Name LAWTON, Alexander Robert
Born November 4 1818, Beaufort Dist. SC
Died July 2 1896, Clifton Springs NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, resigned 1841, lawyer, railroad administrator, politician.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Georgia, commanded state troops at Fort Pulaski GA, April 1861 Brig. Gen., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded 4th Bde/Jackson’s Divn at Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded Ewell’s Divn at Sharpsburg (w), August 1863 quartermaster general.
Post War Career Politician, lawyer, US minister to Austria.
Notes An able administrator.


Name LEADBETTER, Danville
Born August 26 1811, Leeds ME
Died September 26 1866, Clifton, Canada
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1836, engineering duties, resigned 1852, chief engineer of Alabama, advised on the defense of Mobile Bay.
War Service 1861 Col. of engineers, acting chief of Bureau of Engineers, advised on coastal fortifications, superintended construction in East Tennessee, arranged lines at Chattanooga, Knoxville, defense of Mobile.
Post War Career Moved to Mexico, Canada.
Notes Was criticized for his work at Knoxville, which some claimed cost Longstreet victory.


Name LEE, Edwin Gray
Born May 27 1836, Loudoun Cty VA
Died August 24 1870, Yellow Sulphur Springs VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 1861 2nd Lt. in 2nd Virginia, aide to Jackson at First Manassas, Maj. in 33rd Virginia, Lt. Col., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, August 1862 Col., Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, resigned because of ill health, returned to duty, assigned to Richmond, recruited in Shenandoah Valley, September 1864 Brig. Gen. (later rejected by senate), November 1864 again resigned for health reasons, escaped to Montreal. Post War Career Returned to Virginia, died of lung disease.
Notes Son-in-law of W N Pendleton
Further reading
Levin, Alexandra Lee "This awful drama" : General Edwin Gray Lee, C.S.A., and his family New York, Vantage Press 1987


Name LEE, Fitzhugh
Born November 19 1835, Fairfax Cty VA
Died April 28 1905, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, frontier duty, instructor at West Point, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 1st Lt., Lt. Col. in 1st Virginia Cavalry, March 1862 Col., staff officer in Peninsula campaign, July 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Lee’s Cavalry brigade in the Sharpsburg campaign, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Lee’s Cavalry Divn, Spotsylvania, Third Winchester (w), chief of cavalry in ANV towards the end of the war.
Post War Career Farmer, governor, consul general at Havana, Maj. Gen. of US Volunteers in Spanish-American war.
Notes Nephew of Gen. Robert E Lee and Gen. Samuel Cooper
Further reading

Nichols, James L General Fitzhugh Lee, a biography Lynchburgh VA, H.E. Howard 1989


Name LEE, George Washington Custis
Born September 16 1832, Fortress Monroe VA
Died February 18 1913, Fairfax Cty VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854 (first in his class), engineer duties, resigned May 1861.
War Service July 1861 Capt. of engineers, built fortifications around Richmond, staff of President Davis, June 1863 Brig. Gen., October 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded G W Lee’s Divn in retreat from Petersburg, Sayler's Creek (s).
Post War Career Teacher at VMI, president of Washington and Lee College.
Notes Eldest son of R E Lee. Was uncertain about accepting field command.



Name LEE, Robert Edward
Born January 19 1807, Westmoreland Cty VA
Died October 12 1870, Lexington VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, engineering duty, Mexican War, superintendent of West Point, 2nd Cavalry, commanded the forces that captured John Brown's body of men at Harper's Ferry, refused the offer of command of US forces at the outbreak of the War, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 commander in chief of forces of Virginia, May 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate army, commanded forces in West Virginia, examined coastal defenses, August 1861 full General, military adviser to President Davis, took over command of ANV after J E Johnston was wounded, commanded ANV until the surrender at Appomattox, in 1865 he was made General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States.
Post War Career President of Washington (later Washington and Lee) College.
Notes The greatest general. The greatest leader of men. Did not write memoirs.
On the Internet Stratford Hall Plantation, birthplace of Robert E. Lee
Further reading
Anderson, Nancy Scott The generals--Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee New York, Knopf 1988
Freeman, Douglas Southall R. E. Lee, a biography New York, Scribner 1934-35
Lee, Fitzhugh General Lee : a biography of Robert E. Lee New York, Da Capo Press, 1994
Nolan, Alan T Lee considered : General Robert E. Lee and Civil War history Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1991
Taylor, Walter Herron General Lee, his campaigns in Virginia, 1861-1865 : with personal reminiscences Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press 1994


Name LEE, Stephen Dill
Born
September 22 1833, Charleston SC
Died May 28 1908, Vicksburg MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, artillery and staff duty, resigned February 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. on Beauregard's staff, Fort Sumter, served in ANV artillery, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., chief of Pemberton's artillery, Vicksburg campaign, Vicksburg (s), exchanged one month later, August 1863 Maj. Gen., cavalry command in the Dept. of Alabama Mississippi and East Louisiana, June 1864 Lt. Gen., took over command of Hood’s Corps in Army of Tennessee, Ezra Church, Franklin and Nashville campaign (w), Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Farmer, politician, college president.
Notes Youngest Confederate Lt. Gen. A distant relative of R E Lee.


Name LEE, William Henry Fitzhugh "Rooney"
Born May 31 1837, "Arlington" VA
Died October 15 1891, Alexandria VA
Pre-War Profession Commissioned into US army 1857, resigned 1859, planter.
War Service 1861 Capt. in cavalry, Maj., Western Virginia, Lt. Col., April 1862 Col. of 9th Virginia Cavalry, Virginia operations, South Mountain, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Cavalry Bde at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station (w), captured while recuperating, released March 1864, April 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded W H F Lees’ Cavalry Divn at Petersburg, second in command of cavalry at Appomattox.
Post War Career Farmer, politician, US congressman.
Notes Second son of Gen. Robert E Lee. Youngest Maj. Gen. in Confederate service.
Further reading
Daughtry, Mary Bandy Gray Cavalier: The Life and Wars of General William H. F. "Rooney" Lee New York, Da Capo Press 2002


Name LEVENTHORPE, Collett
Born May 15 1815, Exmouth, England
Died December 1 1889, Wilkes Cty NC
Pre-War Profession 1832 commissioned in 14th Regiment of Foot in British Army, colonial duty, emigrated to US in 1842.
War Service November 1861 elected Col. of 34th North Carolina, April 1862 Col. of 11th North Carolina, North Carolina coastal defenses, joined the ANV in 1863, Gettysburg (w), captured in the retreat to Virginia, released nine months later, April 1864 Brig. Gen. of state troops, operated in Roanoke River and Weldon Railroad area, February 1865 Brig. Gen. - refused the appointment. Post War Career Businessman.
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Name LEWIS, Joseph Horace
Born October 29 1824, Barren Cty KY
Died July 6 1904, Scott Cty KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service September 1861 organized 6th Kentucky - Col., Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded the Orphan Brigade/Breckenridge’s Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, brigade was then mounted and served in Wheeler's corps, Carolinas campaign, President Davis' escort in his flight.
Post War Career
Lawyer, politician, US congressman, judge.
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Name LEWIS, William Gaston
Born September 3 1835, Rocky Mount NC
Died January 7 1901, Goldsboro NC
Pre-War Profession Teacher, surveyor, railroad engineer.
War Service April 1861 Lt. in 1st North Carolina, Big Bethel, Maj. in 33rd North Carolina, New Berne, Lt. Col. of 43rd North Carolina, Second Winchester, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, Plymouth NC, Petersburg, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Lewis’s Bde/Early’s Divn in Early's Washington raid, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Petersburg, Appomattox campaign (w,c).
Post War Career Civil engineer.
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Name LIDDELL, St John Richardson
Born
September 6 1815, nr Woodville MS
Died February 14 1870, on a steamboat on the Black River
Pre-War Profession West Point but resigned after 1 year in 1834, planter.
War Service 1861 volunteer adc to Gen. Hardee with rank of Col., courier for A S Johnston, commanded a brigade at Corinth under Cleburne, July 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde at Perryville, commanded 2nd Bde/Cleburne’s Divn at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, District commands in Trans Mississippi, Red River campaign, defense of Mobile, Fort Blakely (c).
Post War Career Planter.
Notes A reliable commander. Killed by a family with whom he had been quarreling.


Name LILLEY, Robert Doak
Born
January 28 1836, Greenville VA
Died November 12 1886, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Salesman.
War Service 1861 Recruited Augusta Lee Guards (36th Virginia) - Capt., Western Virginia, McDowell, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Maj., served with Imboden in Western Virginia, Gettysburg campaign, Lt. Col., Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Early's old brigade in Early's Washington raid, Stephenson's Depot (w,c), freed after four days, commanded reserve forces in Shenandoah Valley.
Post War Career Financial agent for Washington College.
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Name LITTLE, Lewis Henry
Born March 19 1817, Baltimore MD
Died September 19 1862, Iuka MS
Pre-War Profession Commissioned into US army 1839, Mexican War, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Maj. of artillery, staff of Sterling Price, Elkhorn Tavern, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Divn/Army of the West under Bragg, Iuka (k).
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Name LOGAN, Thomas Muldrup
Born November 3 1840, Charleston SC
Died August 11 1914, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Student
War Service 1861 served as a volunteer during the Fort Sumter bombardment, helped to organise the Hampton Legion - 1st Lt., First Manassas, Capt., Gaines' Mill (w), Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Maj., Lt. Col., Chickamauga, Knoxville, May 1864 Col., Petersburg campaign, Brig. Gen. February 1865, Bentonville.
Post War Career Railroad developer, businessman.
Notes
Further reading
Morrill, Lily A builder of the new South : notes on the career of Thomas M. Logan Boston, Christopher Pub. House 1940


Name LOMAX, Lunsford Lindsay
Born November 4 1835, Newport RI
Died May 28 1913, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, frontier duty, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. of Virginia state troops, staff officer in Tennessee, June 1863 Col. of 11th Virginia Cavalry, Imboden's raid, Brandy Station, Gettysburg campaign, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Lomax’s Bde/W H F Lee’s Divn in Overland campaign, August 1864 Maj. Gen., Yellow Tavern, Shenandoah Valley campaign, command of Valley District.
Post War Career Farmer, college president.
Notes Assisted in compilation of Official Records.


Name LONG, Armistead Lindsay
Born
September 3 (or 13) 1825, Campbell Cty VA
Died April 29 1891, Charlottesville VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, artillery duty, resigned June 1861.
War Service 1861 Maj. of artillery, Loring's staff in Western Virginia, Col. as military secretary to Lee when he became commander of ANV, commander of II Corps artillery, September 1863 Brig. Gen., served with the ANV until the end of the War.
Post War Career Canal engineer, although blind wrote a biography of R E Lee.
Notes Son-in-law of Union Gen. E V Sumner


Name LONGSTREET, James "Old Pete" "Bulldog" "Old War Horse"
Born January 8 1821, Edgefield Dist. SC
Died January 2 1904, Gainesville GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Indian campaigns, Mexican War, resigned June 1861
War Service June 1861 Brig. Gen., First Manassas, October 1861 Maj. Gen. in command of a division, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas campaign, Corps command at Sharpsburg, October 1862 Lt. Gen. in command of I Corps of ANV, Fredericksburg, Suffolk campaign, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Wilderness (w), defense of Richmond, Appomattox.
Post War Career Insurance agent, lottery supervisor, US minister to Turkey, wrote memoirs.
Notes One of the best fighters, but over-deliberate in the opinion of many (especially adherents to the “Lost Cause”). On the Internet The Longstreet Chronicles
Further reading
Longstreet, James From Manassas to Appomattox : memoirs of the Civil War in America New York, Da Capo Press 1992
Piston, William Garrett Lee's tarnished lieutenant : James Longstreet and his place in southern history Athens, University of Georgia Press 1987
Sanger, Donald Bridgman James Longstreet: I. Soldier, by Donald Bridgman Sanger; II. Politician, officeholder, and writer, by Thomas Robson Hay Gloucester MA, P. Smith 1968
Wert, Jeffry D General James Longstreet : the Confederacy's most controversial soldier : a biography New York, Simon & Schuster 1993


Name LORING, William Wing "Old Blizzards"
Born December 4 1818, Wilmington NC
Died December 30 1886, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Planter, lawyer, politician, soldier, Seminole war, Mexican War, resigned May 1861 as a full Col.
War Service May 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded forces in western Virginia, Cheat Mountain, February 1862 Maj. Gen. in command of the Army of Southwestern Virginia, corps command in Army of Mississippi, blocked Grant's advance on Vicksburg, command Loring’s Corps in the Army of Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Traveled abroad, service of Khedive of Egypt, returned to US, wrote memoirs.
On the Internet The William Wing Loring World Wide Web Page
Further reading
Loring, William Wing Report of Major General Loring of battle of Baker's Creek, and subsequent movements of his command Richmond, R.M. Smith 1864
Wessels, William L Born to be a soldier; the military career of William Wing Loring of St. Augustine, Florida Fort Worth, Texas Christian University Press 1971


Name LOVELL, Mansfield
Born October 20 1822, Washington DC
Died June 1 1884, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican War, 1954 resigned from US army, businessman.
War Service October 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded defenses of New Orleans, commanded a corps at Corinth, relieved of command because of his failure at New Orleans, absolved of charges of incompetence by a court of inquiry but given no further appointment.
Post War Career Civil engineer.
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Name LOWREY, Mark Perrin
Born December 30 1828, McNairy Cty TN
Died February 27 1885, Middleton TN
Pre-War Profession Bricklayer, Mexican War, minister.
War Service 1861 Col. of 4th Regt of Mississippi state troops (a sixty day regiment), April 1862 raised 32nd Mississippi - Col., Perryville, Kentucky campaign, Chickamauga, October 1863 Brig. Gen., Missionary Ridge, commanded Lowrey’s Bde/Cleburne’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, commanded Cleburne’s Divn at Jonesborough, Nashville and Franklin campaign, March 1865 resigned commission.
Post War Career Minister, college professor.
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Name LOWRY, Robert
Born March 10 1830, Chesterfield Dist. SC
Died January 19 1910, Jackson MS
Pre-War Profession Merchant, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 6th Mississippi, Maj., Shiloh (w), May 1862 Col., Vicksburg campaign, Atlanta campaign, Franklin, commanded Adams’s Bde/Loring’s Divn at Nashville, February 1865 Brig. Gen., Bentonville.
Post War Career Politician, governor.
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Name LYON, Hylan Benton
Born February 22 1836, Caldwell Cty KY
Died April 25 1907, Eddyville KY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, artillery service, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. of artillery, Capt., February 1862 Lt. Col. in 8th Kentucky, Fort Donelson, Col., Holly Springs, Vicksburg, Chattanooga, brigade command in Forrest's cavalry, Brice's Cross Roads, June 1864 Brig. Gen., Franklin and Nashville campaign, command of Dist. of Western Kentucky.
Post War Career Went to Mexico, returned to US, farmer, prison commissioner.
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Name MCCAUSLAND, John
Born
September 13 1836, St Louis MO
Died January 22 1927, Mason Cty WV
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1857, assistant professor at VMI.
War Service 1861 recruited 36th Virginia - Col., Fort Donelson, operations in Southwestern Virginia, Cloyd's Mountain, May 1864 Brig. Gen., led cavalry in the Shenandoah valley, Monocacy, burned Chambersburg on Early's orders, commanded McCausland’s Bde/Rosser’s Cavalry Divn at Petersburg, Five Forks, broke through Union lines at Appomattox rather than surrender.
Post War Career
Fled to Europe and Mexico, farmer.
Notes Second last surviving Confederate general.
Further reading

Johnson, Diana L Unreconstructed rebel Huntington WV, University Editions 1992


Name MCCOMB, William
Born
November 21 1828, Mercer Cty PA
Died July 21 1918, Louisa Cty VA
Pre-War Profession Manufacturer
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 14th Tennessee, May 1861 2nd Lt., Cheat Mountain, Maj., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Lt. Col., Second Manassas, September 1862 Col., Sharpsburg (w), Chancellorsville (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, commanded McComb’s Bde/Heth’s Divn at Petersburg, January 1865 Brig. Gen., Appomattox.
Post War Career Farmer.
Notes


Name MCCOWN, John Porter
Born August 19 1815, Sevierville TN
Died January 22 1879, Little Rock AR
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, artillery service, Mexican War, resigned May 1861.
War Service May 1861 Lt. Col., Col. in command of artillery corps in the Provisional army of Tennessee, October 1861 Brig. Gen., Belmont, New Madrid, Fort Pillow, March 1862 Maj. Gen. in command of the Army of the West, commanded Dept of East Tennessee, commanded McCown’s Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, court martial for disobedience, relieved of rank and pay for 6 months, quarreled with Bragg and President Davis, saw little service after that.
Post War Career
Teacher, farmer.
Notes







Name MCCULLOCH, Ben
Born
November 11 1811, Rutherford Cty TN
Died March 7 1862, Pea Ridge AR
Pre-War Profession Soldier, surveyor, Texas Ranger.
War Service May 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded in Indian Territory, commanded troops in Northern Arkansas and Southern Missouri, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern (k).
Notes Brother of Gen. Henry McCulloch
On the Internet
Ben McCulloch (1811-1862)
Further reading
Cutrer, Thomas W Ben McCulloch and the frontier military tradition Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1993


Name MCCULLOCH, Henry Eustace
Born December 6 1816, Rutherford Cty TN
Died March 12 1895, Rockport TX
Pre-War Profession Farmer, sheriff, Mexican War, Texas Ranger, politician, US marshal.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 1st Texas Mounted Rifles, frontier duty in Texas, March 1862 Brig. Gen., Vicksburg campaign, district command in Texas.
Post War Career Farmer.
Notes


Name MCGOWAN, Samuel
Born
October 9 1819, Laurens Dist. SC
Died August 9 1897, Abbeville SC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician, Maj. Gen. of militia.
War Service April 1861 commanded a militia brigade at Fort Sumter, staff officer at First Manassas, Lt. Col. in 14th South Carolina, April 1862 Col., Seven Days (w), Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas (w), Fredericksburg, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded McGowan’s Bde/Hill's Divn at Chancellorsville (w), commanded McGowan’s Bde/Wilcox’s Divn at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania (w), Petersburg campaign, Appomattox.
Post War Career Elected to Congress but denied his seat, politician, judge.
Notes


Name MCINTOSH, James McQueen
Born 1828, Fort Brooke FL
Died March 7 1862, Pea Ridge AR
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, frontier duty, resigned May 1861.
War Service May 1861 Capt. of cavalry, Wilson’s Creek, October 1861 Col. of 2nd Arkansas Mounted Rifles, January 1862 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Provisional Army, Elkhorn Tavern (k).
Notes Brother of Union General John B. McIntosh.



Name MACKALL, William Whann
Born January 18 1817, Cecil Cty MD
Died August 12 1891, Fairfax Cty VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole War, Mexican War, May 1861 appointed Lt. Col. and Adjutant general USA but declined the promotion, resigned July 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. in Adjutant general's Dept, staff of A S Johnston, February 1862 Brig. Gen., Island No 10 (c), exchanged, district commands, chief of staff to Bragg in Army of Tennessee, relieved at his own request after Chickamauga, brigade command in Mississippi, chief of staff to J E Johnston during the Atlanta campaign, declined to serve under Hood, saw no more active service.
Post War Career Farmer, real estate speculator.
Notes


Name MCLAWS, Lafayette
Born January 15 1821, Augusta GA
Died July 24 1897, Savannah GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican War, resigned March 1861.
War Service 1861 organised 10th Georgia - June 1861 Col., September 1861 Brig. Gen., served under Magruder in the Peninsula campaign, May 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded McLaws’ Divn in Longstreet's command, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, relieved of his command by Longstreet, transferred to Georgia, defense of Savannah, served under J E Johnston in Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Insurance agent, internal revenue collector, postmaster.
Notes


Name MCNAIR, Evander
Born April 15 1820, Richmond Cty NC
Died November 13 1902, Hattiesburg MS
Pre-War Profession Merchant, Mexican War.
War Service 1861 raised an infantry battalion which became 4th Arkansas - August 1861 Col., Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, brigade command at Richmond KY, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/McCown’s Divn at Murfreesboro, commanded McNair’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Chickamauga (w), brigade command in Trans Mississippi, Price's Missouri raid.
Post War Career Businessman.
Notes


Name MCRAE, Dandridge
Born October 10 1829, Baldwin Cty AL
Died April 23 1899, Searcy AR
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, court clerk, inspector general of state troops.
War Service 1861 Maj. in 3rd Bn of Arkansas Infantry, Col. of 21st Arkansas, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, November 1862 Brig. Gen., criticized by Gen. Holmes for his troops' lack of discipline, Helena AR, served under Price in Red River campaign, resigned commission in 1864.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
Notes


Name MCRAE, William
Born September 9 1834, Wilmington NC
Died February 11 1882, Augusta GA
Pre-War Profession Civil engineer.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in Monroe Light Infantry, Capt. when it became part of 15th North Carolina, Lt. Col., Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, February 1863 Col., service in North Carolina, Bristoe campaign, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, June 1864 Brig. Gen. (temporary - later confirmed), commanded McRae’s Bde/Heth’s Divn in Petersburg campaign, Appomattox.
Post War Career Railroad superintendent.
Notes


Name MAGRUDER, John Bankhead "Prince John"
Born
May 1 1807, Port Royal VA
Died February 18 1871, Houston TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1830, Seminole War, Mexican War, artillery duty, resigned April 1861.
War Service May 1861 Col., Big Bethel, June 1861 Brig. Gen., October 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded a Wing in Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, Malvern Hill, loss of command due to "drunkenness and recklessness", command of Dist. of Texas, led the capture of Galveston.
Post War Career Joined the forces of Emperor Maximilian in Mexico, returned to Texas.
Notes
Further reading
Casdorph, Paul D Prince John Magruder: His Life and Campaigns New York, Wiley 1996


Name MAHONE, William
Born December 1 1826, Southampton Cty VA
Died October 8 1895, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1847, teacher, railroad engineer, railroad president.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 6th Virginia, Norfolk, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Mahone’s Bde/Huger’s Divn at Seven Pines, Seven Days, commanded Mahone’s Bde/in R H Anderson's Divn at Second Manassas (w), Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, July 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Mahone’s Divn/III Corps, Crater, Appomattox.
Post War Career Railroad president, politician, US senator.
Notes Held in very high regard by R E Lee.
Further reading
Blake, Nelson Morehouse William Mahone of Virginia, soldier and political insurgent Richmond, Garret & Massie 1935


Name MAJOR, James Patrick
Born May 14 1836, Fayette MO
Died May 7 1877, Austin TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, cavalry duty, resigned March 1861.
War Service 1861 staff officer, Lt. Col. in Missouri State Guard, Wilson's Creek, chief of artillery to Van Dorn, Col. of Texas cavalry regiments in Louisiana, July 1863 Brig. Gen., Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, led a brigade of cavalry in Wharton's command.
Post War Career Lived in France, planter in Louisiana and Texas.
Notes


Name MANEY, George Earl
Born August 24 1826, Franklin TN
Died February 9 1901, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, US army, resigned 1848, lawyer.
War Service 1861 Capt. 11th Tennessee, May 1861 Col. of 1st Tennessee, Cheat Mountain, Shiloh, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/Cheatham's Divn at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro, relieved of combat duty.
Post War Career Railroad president, diplomatic posts in South America.
Notes


Name MANIGAULT, Arthur Middleton
Born
October 26 1824, Charleston SC
Died August 17 1886, South Island SC
Pre-War Profession Commission agent, Mexican War.
War Service 1860 Capt. of militia, Lt. Col. in staff of Beauregard, Fort Sumter, May 1861 Col. of 19th South Carolina, commander of First Military District, brigade command in Army of Tennessee, Corinth, commanded 4th Bde/Withers’ Divn at Murfreesboro, April 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Manigault’s Bde/Hindman’s Divn at Chickamauga, Atlanta campaign, Resaca (w), Ezra Church, commanded Manigault’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Franklin (w).
Post War Career Planter, adjutant and inspector general for South Carolina.
Notes
Further reading
Manigault, Arthur Middleton A Carolinian goes to war : the Civil War narrative of Arthur Middleton Manigault, Brigadier General, C.S.A. Columbia SC, University of South Carolina Press 1983


Name MARMADUKE, John Sappington
Born March 14 1833, nr Arrow Rock MO
Died December 28 1887, Jefferson City MO
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, Utah expedition, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Col. of Missouri militia, Lt. Col. of 1st Arkansas Battalion, Col. of 3rd Confederate Infantry, Shiloh (w), November 1862 Brig. Gen., Prairie Grove, command of a cavalry division in Trans Mississippi, Red River campaign, Price's Missouri raid (c), March 1865 Maj. Gen. (while still in prison).
Post War Career
Insurance agent, editor, governor.
Notes Fought a duel with Gen. L M Walker and killed him in 1863.


Name MARSHALL, Humphrey
Born
January 13 1812, Frankfort KY
Died March 28 1872, Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, resigned 1833, lawyer, Mexican War, US congressman, US minister to China.
War Service October 1861 Brig. Gen., brigade command in western Virginia, resigned June 1862, June 1862 reappointed Brig. Gen., ordered to take part in Bragg's Kentucky campaign, did not distinguish himself, no further major assignments, resigned June 1863, elected to Confederate Congress.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes Nephew of James G Birney.







Name MARTIN, James Green
Born February 14 1819, Elizabeth City NC
Died October 4 1878, Asheville NC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, Mexican War, frontier duty, resigned June 1861.
War Service 1861 adjutant general for North Carolina forces, September 1861 Maj. Gen. of North Carolina militia, May 1862 Brig. Gen., resigned July, reappointed August 1862, commanded a brigade of North Carolina regiments, New Berne, commanded Martin’s Bde/Hoke’s Divn at Drewry's Bluff, Petersburg, administrative duty in North Carolina.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes Lost an arm in the Mexican War.


Name MARTIN, William Thompson
Born March 25 1823, Glasgow KY
Died March 16 1910, Natchez MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, district attorney.
War Service 1861 raised a cavalry troop, Maj. in 2nd Mississippi Cavalry, Col. of Jeff Davis Legion, Stuart's Ride around McClellan, aide to R E Lee, December 1862 Brig. Gen., division command in Wheeler's cavalry corps, Tullahoma campaign, Chickamauga, November 1863 Maj. Gen., Knoxville, Atlanta campaign, had differences with Wheeler and was relieved of command, command of Dist. of Northwest Mississippi.
Post War Career Politician, railroad president.
Notes


Name MAURY, Dabney Herndon
Born
May 21 1822, Fredericksburg VA
Died January 11 1900, Peoria IL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, teacher at West Point, frontier duty, superintendent of cavalry school at Carlisle PA, dismissed from US Army June 1861 (a resignation not having been accepted).
War Service 1861 Capt. of CSA cavalry, 1862 Col. and chief of staff to Van Dorn, Elkhorn Tavern, March 1862 Brig. Gen., Iuka, Corinth, November 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded the Dist. of the Gulf, defended Mobile Bay.
Post War Career Teacher, founder of Southern Historical Society, US minister to Colombia, wrote memoirs.
Notes Declined to be a supervisor of the Louisiana lottery.
Further reading
Maury, Dabney H Recollections of a Virginian 1894


Name MAXEY, Samuel Bell
Born March 30 1825, Tompkinsville KY
Died August 16 1895, Eureka Springs AR
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, resigned US Army 1849, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 organized 9th Texas - Col., joined A S Johnston in Kentucky, March 1862 Brig. Gen., Port Hudson, served under Johnston in Vicksburg campaign, command of Indian Territory, commanded a cavalry division in Red River campaign, April 1864 Maj. Gen. (not confirmed).
Post War Career
Lawyer, US senator.
Notes


Name MERCER, Hugh Weedon
Born November 27 1808, Fredericksburg VA
Died June 9 1877, Baden-Baden, Germany
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1828, resigned 1835, bank cashier, militia officer.
War Service January 1861 Col. of 1st Georgia, October 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded defenses of Savannah, commanded Mercer’s Bde/Walkers’ Divn (later in Cleburne’s Divn) in Atlanta campaign, commanded Walker's division, relieved through illness, sent to Savannah.
Post War Career Banker, commission merchant.
Notes


Name MILLER, William
Born
August 3 1820, Ithaca NY
Died August 8 1909, Point Washington FL
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, sawmill owner.
War Service 1861 Maj. in command of a battalion, Col. of 1st Florida, Bragg's invasion of Kentucky, Perryville, Murfreesboro (w), in charge of a conscription bureau in Florida, August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded reserve forces in Florida, commanded Dist. of Florida.
Post War Career Lumber business, farming business, politician.
Notes


Name MOODY, Young Marshall
Born June 23 1822, Chesterfield Cty VA
Died September 18 1866, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, merchant, court clerk.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 11th Alabama, helped raise 43rd Alabama - Lt. Col., November 1862 Col., Bragg's Kentucky campaign, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Knoxville, commanded Moody’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Petersburg (w), March 1865 Brig. Gen., Appomattox.
Post War Career Businessman.
Notes Was associated through most of his War career with Gen. A Gracie.


Name MOORE, John Creed
Born
February 28 1824, Hawkins Cty TN
Died December 31 1910, Osage TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, Seminole War, garrison duty, resigned US Army 1855, college professor.
War Service April 1861 Capt. of CSA Artillery, organized 2nd Texas - January 1862 Col., Shiloh, May 1862 Brig. Gen., Corinth, commanded Moore’s Bde/Forney’s Divn in Vicksburg campaign (c), exchanged two months later, commanded Moore’s Bde/Cheatham’s Divn at Chattanooga, defense of Mobile, resigned February 1864.
Post War Career Teacher, writer.
Notes


Name MOORE, Patrick Theodore
Born September 22 1821, Galway, Ireland
Died February 19 1883, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Merchant, Capt. of militia
War Service April 1861 Col. of 1st Virginia, First Manassas (w), aide to J E Johnston in Peninsula campaign, aide to Longstreet in Seven Days, court martial duty, September 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded local defense troops in Richmond.
Post War Career Insurance agent.
Notes The wound he sustained at First Manassas incapacitated him for regimental command.


Name MORGAN, John Hunt
Born June 1 1825, Huntsville AL
Died September 3 1864, Greeneville TN
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, hemp manufacturer, organized a militia unit.
War Service September 1861 joined Buckner's forces at Bowling Green, April 1862 Col. of 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, raided in Tennessee and Kentucky, December 1862 Brig. Gen., raided into Indiana and Ohio (c), escaped, commanded Dept. of Southwestern Virginia, killed while en route to attack federal forces at Knoxville.
Notes Related by marriage to AP Hill and B W Duke (and remotely also by marriage to Union Gen. John Buford) . A legendary cavalry commander in the Jeb Stuart tradition.
Further reading
Metzler, William E Morgan and his Dixie cavaliers : a biography of the colorful Confederate general Metzler 1976
Ramage, James A Rebel raider : the life of General John Hunt Morgan Lexington, University Press of Kentucky 1986
Swiggett, Howard The rebel raider : a life of John Hunt Morgan Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill 1934


Name MORGAN, John Tyler
Born June 20 1824, Athens TN
Died June 11 1907, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in Cahaba Rifles, 5th Alabama, Maj., Lt. Col., First Manassas, resigned commission, recruited 51st Alabama Partisan Rangers - Col., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Knoxville campaign, November 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Morgan’s Bde/Martin’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, home defense in Alabama.
Post War Career Lawyer, US senator.
Notes Despite being a white supremacist, his final assignment in the war was to raise black troops.


Name MOUTON, Jean Jacques Alfred Alexander
Born February 18 1829, Opelousas LA
Died April 8 1864, Mansfield LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, resigned 1850, railroad construction engineer, Brig. Gen. of state militia.
War Service 1861 recruited a company, October 1861 Col. of 18th Louisiana, Shiloh (w), April 1862 Brig. Gen., brigade command in Gen. Richard Taylor's Dept., Mansfield (k).
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Name NELSON, Allison
Born
March 11 1822, Fulton Cty GA
Died October 7 1862, Austin AR
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician, fought in Cuban war of Independence.
War Service 1861 helped raise 10th Texas - Col., joined Hindman's forces in Arkansas, DeVall's Bluff, September 1862 Brig. Gen., died of fever.
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Name NICHOLLS, Francis Redding Tillou
Born
August 20 1834, Donaldsonville LA
Died January 4 1912, nr Thibodeaux LA
Pre-War Profession West Point 1855, resigned 1856, lawyer.
War Service 1861 Capt. in Phoenix Guards, Lt. Col. of 8th Louisiana, First Manassas, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Winchester (w), June 1862 Col., October 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Dist. of Lynchburg, commanded 4th Bde/Trimble’s Divn at Chancellorsville (w), unfit for field duty, in charge of volunteer and conscript bureau in Trans Mississippi.
Post War Career Lawyer, governor, judge.
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Name NORTHROP, Lucius Bellinger
Born September 8 1811, Charleston SC
Died February 9 1894, Pikesville MD
Pre-War Profession West Point 1831, Seminole War, practiced medicine while serving in the army, resigned January 1861.
War Service 1861 Col. and commissary general, November 1864 Brig. Gen. (not submitted to the Senate), relieved February 1865.
Post War Career Farmer.
Notes A favorite of President Davis, widely disliked, but did a good job under difficult circumstances. Further reading
Moore, Jerrold Confederate Commissary General - Lucius Northrop and the Subsistence Bureau of the Southern Army Shippensburg PA, White Mane Publications 1996


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Name O'NEAL, Edward Asbury
Born September 20 1818, Madison Cty AL
Died November 7 1890, Florence AL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service October 1861 Maj. in 9th Alabama, Lt. Col., March 1862 Col. of 26th Alabama, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg campaign (w), took brigade command after Rodes promoted, Chancellorsville, recommended for promotion to Brig. Gen. by R E Lee, commanded O’Neals’ Bde/Rodes’ Divn at Gettysburg, commission withdrawn, Atlanta campaign, relieved after the fall of Atlanta, duty in conscription bureau in Alabama.
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Name PAGE, Richard Lucian
Born
December 20 1807, Clarke Cty VA
Died August 9 1901, Blue Ridge Summit PA
Pre-War Profession Midshipman in US Navy, resigned commission as Commander in 1861.
War Service 1861 Naval aide to governor, June 1861 Commander in CSN, Capt. in naval construction bureau in Charlotte NC, March 1864 Brig. Gen. in Provisional Army, commanded outer defenses of Mobile Bay, surrendered in August 1864 after 2 weeks of bombardment by Farragut's fleet, imprisoned until July 1865.
Post War Career Businessman, schools superintendent.
Notes Cousin to R E Lee.


Name PALMER, Joseph Benjamin
Born
November 1 1825, Rutherford Cty TN
Died November 4 1890, Murfreesboro TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 raised a company which became part of 18th Tennessee - Col., Fort Donelson (s), exchanged August 1862, commanded 2ns Bde/1st Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro (w), after convalescence resumed regimental command, Chickamauga (w), Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro (w), November 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade at Murfreesboro in Hood’s Tennessee campaign, in Stevenson's division in the retreat from Nashville, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes
Further reading
Neff, Robert Owen Tennessee's battered brigadier : the life of General Joseph B. Palmer Nashville TN, Historic Travellers' Rest 1988


Name PARSONS, Mosby Monroe
Born May 21 1822, Charlottesville VA
Died August 15 1865, nr China, Mexico
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician.
War Service 1861 commanded a division of the Missouri State Guard, Carthage, Springfield, Elkhorn Tavern, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded the Missouri Divn in Red River campaign, Pleasant Hill, April 1864 named Maj. Gen. by Kirby Smith (never confirmed), Price's raid into Missouri.
Post War Career Fled to Mexico, joined Imperialist forces, probably killed by Republican irregulars.
Notes


Name PAXTON, Elisha Franklin "Bull"
Born March 4 1828, Rockbridge Cty VA
Died May 3 1863, Chancellorsville VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 1861 Lt. in 27th Virginia, First Manassas, October 1861 Maj., later failed re-election, Maj. on T J Jackson's staff, November 1862 Brig. Gen. in command of Stonewall Brigade, in reserve at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (k).
Notes Jackson's promotion of Paxton to command the Stonewall Brigade was strongly protested by many officers and men.
Further reading
Paxton, Elisha Franklin The Civil War letters of General Frank "Bull" Paxton, CSA, a lieutenant of Lee & Jackson Hillsboro TX, Hill Jr. College Press 1978


Name PAYNE, William Henry Fitzhugh
Born January 27 1830, Fauquier Cty VA
Died March 29 1904, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, commonwealth attorney of Virginia.
War Service 1861 Pvt., occupation of Harper's Ferry, April 1861 Capt. in Black Horse Cavalry, Maj. in 4th Virginia Cavalry, Williamsburg (w,c), exchanged, Lt. Col. of 2nd North Carolina cavalry, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w,c), imprisoned for nearly a year, commanded Payne’s Bde/Rosser’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded Payne’s Bde/Lee’s Divn at Petersburg (w), captured while recuperating.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
Notes


Name PECK, William Raine
Born January 31 1818, Jefferson Cty TN
Died January 22 1871, nr Vicksburg (but across the river)
Pre-War Profession Planter.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 9th Louisiana, First Manassas, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, October 1863 Col., Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Monocacy, February 1865 Brig. Gen., paroled at Vicksburg.
Post War Career Planter
Notes Although a large man, he was not wounded throughout the war.


Name PEGRAM, John
Born
January 24 1832, Petersburg VA
Died February 6 1865, Hatcher's Run VA
Pre-War Profession West Point 1854, frontier service, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 20th Virginia, Rich Mountain (c), Col., chief engineer to Beauregard and Bragg, chief of staff to Kirby Smith in the invasion of Kentucky, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Pegram’s Bde/Wheeler’s Divn at Murfreesboro, commanded Pegram’s Divn/Forrest’s Corps at Chickamauga, commanded Pegram’s Bde/Early's Divn at the Wilderness (w), Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded Rodes' division after Winchester, Hatcher's Run (k). Notes


Name PEMBERTON, John Clifford
Born August 10 1814, Philadelphia PA
Died July 13 1881, Penllyn PA
Pre-War Profession West Point 1837, Mexican War, married a Virginian woman, resigned US army April 1861.
War Service June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded the Dept of South Carolina Georgia and Florida, January 1862 Maj. Gen., October 1862 Lt. Gen., commanded Dept of Mississippi and East Louisiana, became besieged in Vicksburg (s), no further duty at his rank was available, May 1864 resigned commission, appointed Col. of artillery.
Post War Career Farmer.
Notes Although loyal to the South, he was vilified for losing Vicksburg.
Further reading
Ballard, Michael B Pemberton : a biography Jackson, University Press of Mississippi 1991


Name PENDER, William Dorsey
Born February 6 1834, Edgecomb Cty NC
Died July 18 1863, Staunton VA
Pre-War Profession Clerk, West Point 1854, duty on the Pacific coast, resigned March 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. of CSA Artillery, recruiting duty in Baltimore, May 1861 Col. of 13th North Carolina, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, June 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Pender’s Bde/Hill's Light Division at Cedar Mountain, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, May 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Pender’s Divn/III Corps, Gettysburg (w), did not recover from infection and amputation.
Notes One of the best fighting generals in the ANV.
Further reading
Diket, A L wha hae wi* {Pender} ... bled New York, Vantage Press 1979
Pender, William Dorsey The general to his lady : the Civil War letters of William Dorsey Pender to Fanny Pender Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1965


Name PENDLETON, William Nelson
Born December 26 1809, Richmond VA
Died January 15 1883, Lexington VA
Pre-War Profession West Point 1830, resigned 1833, teacher, minister.
War Service 1861 Capt. of Rockbridge Artillery, Col., March 1862 Brig. Gen., served from First Manassas to Appomattox, was chief of artillery of the ANV for much of the time, later in command of the reserve ordnance.
Post War Career Minister.
Notes After the war, R E Lee served on his vestry.


Name PERRIN, Abner Monroe
Born February 2 1827, Edgefield Dist. SC
Died May 12 1864, Spotsylvania Court House VA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War in Regular US army, lawyer.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 14th South Carolina, Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, February 1863 Col., Chancellorsville, commanded 1st Bde/Pender’s Divn at Gettysburg, Falling Waters, September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Perrin’s Bde/Anderson's Divn at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania (k).
Notes


Name PERRY, Edward Aylesworth
Born March 15 1831, Richmond MA
Died October 15 1889, Kerrville TX
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Capt. in 2nd Florida, May 1862 Col., Frayser's Farm (w), August 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Perry’s (Florida) Brigade/Anderson's Divn at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness (w), reserve duty in Alabama.
Post War Career Lawyer, governor of Florida.
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Name PERRY, William Flank
Born
March 12 1823, Jackson Cty GA
Died December 18 1901, Bowling Green KY
Pre-War Profession Teacher, superintendent of education, college professor.
War Service 1862 Pvt. in 44th Alabama, Maj., Second Manassas, Lt. Col., Sharpsburg, September 1862 Col., Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, commanded Laws' Bde/Field’s Divn at Petersburg, February 1865 Brig. Gen., Appomattox.
Post War Career Planter, teacher, college professor.
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Name PETTIGREW, James Johnston
Born July 4 1828, Tyrell Cty NC
Died July 17 1863, nr Bunker Hill VA
Pre-War Profession Assistant professor, lawyer, politician, Col. in South Carolina state militia.
War Service 1861 served with militia at Fort Sumter, joined Hampton Legion, Col. of 12th South Carolina, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Pettigrew’s Bde/G W Smith's Divn in Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w,c), exchanged after two months, service in Petersburg and North Carolina, brigade commanded Pettigrew’s Bde/Heth's Divn at Gettysburg (w), Falling Waters (mw).
Notes Wrote a book.
Further reading
Bond, W R Pickett or Pettigrew? : an historical essay Gaithersburg MD, Butternut Press 1984
Wilson, Clyde N Carolina cavalier : life and mind of James Johnston Pettigrew Athens, University of Georgia Press 1990


Name PETTUS, Edmund Winston
Born July 6 1821, Limestone Cty AL
Died July 27 1907, Hot Springs NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, Mexican War.
War Service 1861 assisted in recruitment of 20th Alabama - Maj., Lt. Col., Port Gibson (c), escaped, Vicksburg (s), Col., Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, November 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Pettus’ Bde/Stevenson’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville (w).
Post War Career Lawyer, US senator.
Notes The last Confederate brigadier to sit in the US Senate.



Name PICKETT, George Edward
Born January 28 1825, Richmond VA
Died July 30 1875, Norfolk VA
Pre-War Profession West Point 1846, Mexican War, frontier duty, defied the British at San Juan Is. WA, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 Col., January 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/Longstreet’s Divn in the Seven Days, Gaines' Mill (w), October 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Pickett’s Divn/Longstreet’s Corps at Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Gettysburg, commanded Dept of Virginia and North Carolina, New Berne, Petersburg, Five Forks, Sayler's Creek, relieved of command, Appomattox.
Post War Career Insurance agent.
Notes
Further reading
Bond, W R Pickett or Pettigrew? : an historical essay Gaithersburg MD, Butternut Press 1984
Pickett, La Salle (Corbell) Pickett and his men, by La Salle Corbell Pickett (Mrs. G. E. Pickett) with sixteen illustrations Philadelphia, J.B. Lippincott Company 1913
Stewart, George Rippey Pickett's charge : a microhistory of the final attack at Gettysburg, July 3, 1863Dayton OH, Press of Morningside Bookshop 1980


Name PIKE, Albert
Born
December 29 1809, Boston MA
Died April 2 1891, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Teacher, poet, lawyer, planter, newspaper publisher, Mexican War.
War Service August 1861 Brig. Gen., trained Indians to fight for the Confederacy, Elkhorn Tavern, argued with Gen. Hindman, resigned July 1862 (not accepted until November 1862).
Post War Career
Writer, exponent of Freemasonry.
Notes
Further reading
Duncan, Robert L Reluctant general : the life and times of Albert Pike New York, Dutton 1961



Name PILLOW, Gideon Johnson
Born
June 8 1806, Williamson Cty TN
Died October 8 1878, Helena AR
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Brig. Gen. then Maj. Gen. of state militia, Mexican War.
War Service 1861 senior Maj. Gen. of Tennessee provisional army, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate army, Belmont, Fort Donelson, suspended from command until August 1862, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, administrative duties.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes
Further reading
Hughes, Nathaniel Cheairs The life and wars of Gideon J. Pillow Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1993


Name PRINCE DE POLIGNAC, Camille Armand Jules Marie
Born
February 16 1832, Millemont, France
Died November 15 1913, Paris, France
Pre-War Profession French army, Crimean war, naturalist.
War Service July 1861 Lt. Col. on staff of Beauregard, Shiloh, Corinth, January 1863 Brig. Gen. on Taylor's staff in Trans Mississippi, command Polignac’s Bde/Mouton’s Divn in Red River campaign, Mansfield, June 1863 Maj. Gen., traveled to France to seek support for the Confederacy, was there when the war ended.
Post War Career
Stayed in France, studied mathematics, Franco-Prussian war.
Notes The last surviving Maj. Gen. of the Confederacy.


Name POLK, Leonidas
Born
April 10 1806, Raleigh NC
Died June 14 1864, Pine Mountain GA
Pre-War Profession West Point 1827, resigned 1827, minister, bishop.
War Service June 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded Dept No. 2 (Red River to Kentucky), replaced by A S Johnston, Belmont, commanded a corps at Shiloh, Perryville, October 1862 Lt. Gen., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, argued with Bragg, transferred to command the Dept of Alabama Mississippi and East Louisiana, commanded Polk’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, killed by artillery fire while observing Union positions at Pine Mountain.
Notes
A favorite of President Davis.
Further reading
Parks, Joseph H General Leonidas Polk C.S.A. : the fighting bishop Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1992


Name POLK, Lucius Eugene
Born July 10 1833, Salisbury NC
Died December 1 1892, Columbia TN
Pre-War Profession Planter.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in Yell Rifles, later part of 15th Arkansas, 2nd Lt., Shiloh (w), April 1862 Col., Richmond KY (w), Perryville, December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Cleburne's Divn at Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Kennesaw Mountain (w), resigned as unfit for duty.
Post War Career
Politician.
Notes Nephew of Gen. Leonidas Polk.


Name POSEY, Carnot
Born August 5 1818, Wilkinson Cty MS
Died November 13 1863, Charlottesville VA
Pre-War Profession Planter, lawyer, Mexican War, US district attorney.
War Service 1861 recruited Wilkinson Rifles - Capt., July 1861 Col. of 16th Mississippi, Second Manassas, Harper's Ferry, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Posey’s Bde/R H Anderson's Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station (w), died of infection.
Notes


Name PRESTON, John Smith
Born April 20 1809, nr Abingdon VA
Died May 1 1881, Columbia SC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, sugar planter, politician.
War Service 1861 aide to Beauregard, Lt. Col. as assistant adjutant general, recruiting duty in South Carolina, April 1863 Col., superintendent of Bureau of Conscription, June 1864 Brig. Gen..
Post War Career Traveled abroad, returned to US.
Notes


Name PRESTON, William
Born October 16 1816, nr Louisville KY
Died September 21 1887, Lexington KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, politician, US congressman, minister to Spain.
War Service 1861 aide to A S Johnston, April 1862 Brig. Gen. in commanded Preston’s Bde/Breckenridge's Divn at Corinth, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, appointed Confederate minister to Imperial Mexican government, unable to get there, service in Trans Mississippi.
Post War Career Lived abroad, returned to US, lawyer, politician.
Notes Brother in law of A S Johnston.




Name PRICE, Sterling "Old Pap"
Born September 20 1809, Prince Edward Cty VA
Died September 29 1867, St Louis MO
Pre-War Profession Farmer, Mexican War, politician, US congressman, governor, commander of Missouri state troops.
War Service May 1861 commanded Missouri militia at Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, March 1862 Maj. Gen. in Confederate Provisional army, Iuka, Corinth (October 1862), Helena, helped repulse Camden expedition, Price's Missouri raid.
Post War Career Went to Mexico, returned to US in 1866.
Notes
Further reading
Castel, Albert General Sterling Price and the Civil War in the West Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1994
Shalhope, Robert E Sterling Price; portrait of a Southerner Columbia MO, University of Missouri Press 1971


Name PRYOR, Roger Atkinson
Born July 19 1828, nr Petersburg VA
Died March 14 1919, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, newspaper editor, US congressman.
War Service 1861 accompanied Beauregard at Fort Sumter, entered Confederate Congress, resigned, April 1861 Col. of 3rd Virginia, Williamsburg, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 5th Bde/Longstreet's Divn in Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, his brigade was then dismantled due to losses, scouted for Jackson, resigned August 1863, scouting duty, captured November 1864, exchanged shortly before Appomattox.
Post War Career
Lawyer, newspaperman, judge.
Notes
Further reading
Holzman, Robert S Adapt or perish : the life of General Roger A. Pryor, C.S.A. Hamden CT, Archon Books 1976
Pryor, Sarah Agnes Rice Reminiscences of peace and war New York, Macmillan 1904

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Name QUARLES, William Andrew
Born July 4 1825, nr Jamestown VA
Died December 28 1893, Logan Cty KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, railroad president.
War Service 1861 Col. in 42nd Tennessee, Fort Donelson (c), exchanged, given brigade command at Port Hudson, Vicksburg campaign, Dist. of the Gulf, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Quarles’ Bde/Cantey’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, commanded Quarles’ Bde/Walthall’s Divn at Franklin (w,c), paroled May 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
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Name RAINS, Gabriel James
Born June 4 1803, Craven Cty NC
Died August 6 1881, Aiken SC
Pre-War Profession West Point 1827, Seminole War, Mexican War, resigned July 1861.
War Service September 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Rains’ Bde/D H Hill's Divn in Peninsula campaign, criticized for use of land mines, Seven Pines, censured by Hill for poor performance, held no further field command, superintendent of volunteer and conscript bureau, developed mine and torpedo devices in the Torpedo Bureau.
Post War Career Clerk in US Quartermaster Dept.
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Name RAINS, James Edward
Born April 10 1833, Nashville TN
Died December 31 1862, Murfreesboro TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, newspaper editor, US district attorney.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 11th Tennessee, May 1861 Col., Cumberland Gap, Kentucky campaign, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/McCown’s Divn at Murfreesboro (k).
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Name RAMSEUR, Stephen Dodson
Born May 31 1837, Lincolnton NC
Died October 20 1864, Cedar Creek VA
Pre-War Profession West Point 1860, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. in Ellis Light Artillery, April 1862 Col. of 49th North Carolina, Seven Days, Malvern Hill (w), November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Ramseur’s Bde/Rodes' Divn at Chancellorsville (w), Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania (w), June 1864 Maj. Gen., command Ramseur’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek (mw), died the following day.
Notes Youngest West Pointer to become a Maj. Gen. in the Confederate army.
Further reading
Gallagher, Gary W Stephen Dodson Ramseur, Lee's gallant general Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1985


Name RANDOLPH, George Wythe
Born
March 10 1818, "Monticello", Charlottesville VA
Died April 3 1867, nr Charlottesville VA
Pre-War Profession Midshipman, lawyer, organized the Richmond Howitzers in Virginia militia.
War Service 1861 Maj. in Richmond Howitzers, Col., Magruder's chief of artillery at Big Bethel, February 1862 Brig. Gen., resigned to become President Davis' Secretary of War, resigned November 1862.
Post War Career
Traveled abroad for health reasons, returned to US after the war, died of tuberculosis.
Notes Grandson of Thomas Jefferson.
Further reading
Shackelford, George Green George Wythe Randolph and the Confederate elite Athens, University of Georgia Press 1988


Name RANSOM, Matt Whitaker
Born October 8 1826, Warren Cty NC
Died October 8 1904, nr Garysburg NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 1st North Carolina, Lt. Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Malvern Hill (w), April 1862 Col. of 35th North Carolina, in Ransom's (his younger brother's) brigade, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, June 1863 Brig. Gen. succeeding his brother in command of his brigade, Plymouth, Weldon, Suffolk, Petersburg, Second Drewry's Bluff (w), Fort Stedman, Five Forks, Appomattox.
Post War Career Lawyer, farmer, politician, US senator, minister to Mexico.
Notes


Name RANSOM, Robert Jr
Born February 12 1828, Warren Cty NC
Died January 14 1892, New Bern NC
Pre-War Profession West Point 1850, frontier duty, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt., August 1861 Col. of 1st North Carolina Cavalry, March 1862 Brig. Gen., command Ransom’s Bde/Longstreet’s Divn in Seven Days, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg, May 1863 Maj. Gen. in command of Dist. of Southeast Virginia, commanded cavalry under Longstreet in Tennessee, division command under Beauregard in Richmond defences, Second Drewry's Bluff, cavalry command in Shenandoah Valley under Breckenridge and Early, commanded 1st Military Dist. of South Carolina.
Post War Career Express agent, city marshal, farmer, civil engineer.
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Name REYNOLDS, Alexander Welch
Born
April 1816, Clarke Cty VA
Died May 26 1876, Alexandria, Egypt
Pre-War Profession West Point 1838, Seminole war, garrison duty, dismissed 1855 for failure to explain accounts irregularities, restored 1858, absented himself early 1861.
War Service March 1861 Capt., July 1861 Col. of 50th Virginia, Western Virginia, Vicksburg (s), September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Reynolds’ Bde/Stevenson's Divn at Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, New Hope Church (w), commanded Dist. of Northeast Georgia, relieved because of poor performance.
Post War Career Served in Egyptian army.
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Name REYNOLDS, Daniel Harris
Born December 14 1832, Centerburg OH
Died March 14 1902, Lake Village AR
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 1861 raised a company, Capt. in 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Wilson's Creek, Maj., Lt. Col., served in East Tennessee and Kentucky, Chickamauga, September 1863 Col., March 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Reynolds’ Bde/Stevenson’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, commanded Reynolds’ Bde/Walthall’s Divn in Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville (w,c).
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
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Name RICHARDSON, Robert Vinkler
Born November 4 1820, Granville Cty NC
Died January 6 1870, Clarkton MO
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, businessman (associate of Pillow and Forrest).
War Service 1861 served under Pillow, recruited 12th Tennessee Cavalry (1st Tennessee Partisan Rangers) - Col., Shiloh, Corinth, attached to Forrest's forces, December 1863 Brig. Gen., later his nomination was returned to the senate by President Davis, led 12th Tennessee in Franklin and Nashville campaign, lost his command in February 1865.
Post War Career
Lawyer, businessman, murdered by an unknown assailant.
Notes



Name RIPLEY, Roswell Sabine
Born
March 14 1823, Worthington OH
Died March 29 1887, New York NY
Pre-War Profession West Point 1843, Mexican War, Seminole war, resigned US army 1853, Maj. in South Carolina militia.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col., commanded artillery in Charleston Harbor during Fort Sumter bombardment, August 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded the Dept. of South Carolina, Peninsula campaign, commanded Ripley’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn in Seven Days, Sharpsburg (w), recalled to South Carolina, commanded 1st Artillery Dist., joined Johnston in North Carolina, Bentonville.
Post War Career Businessman in US and abroad.
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Name ROANE, John Selden
Born January 8 1817, Wilson Cty TN
Died April 8 1867, Pine Bluff AR
Pre-War Profession Politician, Mexican War, governor of Arkansas.
War Service March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Confederate forces in Arkansas, served under Hindman at Prairie Grove, garrison and detached duty in Trans Mississippi.
Post War Career
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Name ROBERTS, William Paul
Born July 11 1841, Gates Cty NC
Died March 28 1910, Norfolk VA
Pre-War Profession
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 19th North Carolina (later 2nd North Carolina Cavalry), served in North Carolina, 1st Lt., Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Brandy Station, Capt., Maj., June 1864 Col., Petersburg campaign, February 1865 Brig. Gen., commanded Roberts’ Bde/W H F Lee’s Divn at Five Forks, Appomattox.
Post War Career Politician, state auditor.
Notes Youngest general in Confederate service.


Name ROBERTSON, Beverly Holcombe
Born June 5 1827, Amelia Cty VA
Died November 12 1910, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession West Point 1849, frontier duty with 2nd Dragoons, dismissed for disloyalty August 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. in Confederate adjutant general's department, September 1861 Col. of 4th Virginia Cavalry, cavalry command in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, June 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Robertson’s Bde/Stuart's Divn in Second Manassas campaign, service in North Carolina, Brandy Station, transferred to South Carolina, commanded South Carolina 2nd Military Dist., defended Charleston.
Post War Career Insurance agent.
Notes Criticised for his performance by Jackson, D H Hill and Stuart.


Name ROBERTSON, Felix Huston
Born March 9 1839, Washington TX
Died April 20 1928, Waco TX
Pre-War Profession Attended West Point from 1857 but resigned January 1861.
War Service March 1861 2nd Lt. of artillery, Fort Sumter, duty in Florida, Capt., Shiloh, Murfreesboro, Maj., commanded a battalion at Chickamauga, Lt. Col. in charge of Wheeler's artillery, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen. in command of a cavalry division (not confirmed by senate), Buck Head Creek (w), retired from active field command. Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes Last surviving Confederate general.


Name ROBERTSON, Jerome Bonaparte "Polly"
Born
March 14 1815, Woodford Cty KY
Died January 7 1891, Waco TX
Pre-War Profession Apprentice hatter, soldier in Texas Republic, doctor, politician.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 5th Texas, Lt. Col., June 1862 Col., Seven Days, Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg campaign, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Hood's Bde/Hood's Divn at Fredericksburg, Gettysburg (w), Chickamauga, Knoxville campaign, court-martial charges preferred by Longstreet (not carried out), transferred to Texas to command reserve forces.
Post War Career Doctor, superintendent of state bureau of immigration, railroad builder.
Notes Father of Gen F H Robertson


Name RODDEY, Philip Dale
Born April 2 1826, Moulton AL
Died July 20 1897, London, England
Pre-War Profession Tailor, sheriff, steamboat deckhand.
War Service 1861 organised Tishomingo Rangers - Capt., scouting duties, Shiloh, Iuka, Corinth, December 1862 Col. of 4th Alabama, fought Streight's Union cavalry, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Roddey’s Bde/Martin's cavalry Divn at Chickamauga, Chattanooga campaign, Brice's Cross Roads, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Forrest's Alabama campaign, retreat from Selma.
Post War Career Businessman.
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Name RODES, Robert Emmett
Born March 29 1829, Lynchburg VA
Died September 19 1864, Winchester VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1848, assistant professor, civil engineer.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 5th Alabama, First Manassas, October 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Rodes’ Bde/D H Hill's Divn in Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w), Seven Days, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, commanded division at Chancellorsville, May 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Rodes’ Divn/II Corps at Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, Third Winchester (mw). Notes A modest but inspiring leader.
Further reading
Swisher, James K Warrior in Gray: General Robert Rodes of Lee's Army Shippensburg PA, White Mane Books 2001


Name ROSS, Lawrence Sullivan “Sul”
Born September 27 1838, Bentonsport IA
Died January 3 1898, College Station TX
Pre-War Profession Indian fighter, Texas ranger.
War Service 1861 Pvt., Maj. in 6th Texas Cavalry, May 1862 Col., Corinth, December 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade under Wheeler, Atlanta campaign.
Post War Career Farmer, sheriff, politician, governor, college president.
Notes Regularly commended by his superiors.
Further reading
Benner, Judith Ann Sul Ross, soldier, statesman, educator College Station, Texas A&M University Press 1983


Name ROSSER, Thomas Lafayette
Born October 15 1836, Campbell Cty VA
Died March 29 1910, Charlottesville VA
Pre-War Profession Entered West Point 1856, resigned before graduation in April 1861.
War Service 1861 1st Lt. as artillery instructor, First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, May 1862 Col. of 5th Virginia Cavalry, Mechanicsville (w), September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded the Laurel Brigade, Shenandoah Valley campaign, November 1864 Maj. Gen., raided into West Virginia, escaped at Appomattox.
Post War Career Railroad engineer, Brig. Gen. in Spanish-American war.
Notes
Further reading
Bushong, Millard Kessler Fightin' Tom Rosser, C.S.A. Shippensburg PA, Beidel Printing House 1983


Name RUGGLES, Daniel
Born
January 31 1810, Barre MA
Died June 1 1897, Fredericksburg VA
Pre-War Profession West Point 1833, Seminole war, Mexican War, resigned US army May 1861.
War Service August 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Divn/II Corps at Shiloh, administrative duties for the rest of the war, head of prison system in 1865.
Post War Career Realtor, farmer, member of the West Point board of visitors.
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Name RUST, Albert
Born
1818 Fauquier Cty VA
Died April 4 1870, Little Rock AR
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman, resigned March 1861.
War Service 1861 recruited 3d Arkansas - July 1861 Col., Cheat Mountain campaign, March 1862 Brig. Gen., Corinth (October 1862), served under Sterling Price in Trans Mississippi, served under Hindman, Pemberton and Taylor.
Post War Career Farmer.
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Name ST JOHN, Isaac Munroe
Born November 19 1827, Augusta GA
Died April 7 1880, White Sulphur Springs WV
Pre-War Profession Newspaperman, civil engineer.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in Fort Hill Guards, Magruder's chief engineer, February 1862 Capt., Maj., assigned to Niter and Mining Corps, Lt. Col., 1863 Col., February 1865 Brig. Gen. as commissary general.
Post War Career Civil engineer, railroad engineer.
Notes Performed well in keeping the Confederacy supplied with gunpowder and metals.

Name SANDERS, John Caldwell Calhoun
Born April 4 1840, Tuscaloosa AL
Died August 21 1864, Weldon Railroad VA
Pre-War Profession Student
War Service 1861 elected Capt. in 11th Alabama, Seven Pines, White Oak Swamp (w), commanded his regiment at Sharpsburg, September 1862 Col., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Wilcox's Bde/Mahone's Divn at Petersburg, Crater, Weldon Railroad (mw).
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Name SCALES, Alfred Moore
Born November 26 1827, Reidsville NC
Died February 8 1892, Greensboro NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 13th North Carolina, Capt., October 1861 Col., Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), June 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Pender's Bde/Pender's Divn at Gettysburg (w), Wilderness, Petersburg.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, US congressman, governor of North Carolina.
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Name SCOTT, Thomas Moore
Born 1829, Athens GA
Died April 21 1876, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Farmer
War Service August 1861 organised the 12th Louisiana - Col., Belmont (not engaged), Island No 10, Fort Pillow, Port Hudson, Champion's Hill, Atlanta campaign, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Scott’s Bde/Stewart’s Divn at Franklin (w).
Post War Career Farmer, sugar planter.
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Name SCURRY, William Read
Born February 10 1821, Gallatin TN
Died April 30 1864, Jenkins' Ferry AR
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, border commissioner.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 4th Texas Cavalry, Valverde, La Glorieta Pass, September 1862 Brig. Gen., assault on Galveston, commanded Scurry’s Bde/Walker’s Divn in Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, Jenkins' Ferry (mw).
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Name SEARS, Claudius Wistar
Born November 8 1817, Peru MA
Died February 15 1891, Oxford MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, resigned 1842, teacher, college professor.
War Service 1861 Pvt. 17th Mississippi, Capt., December 1862 Col. of 46th Mississippi, Chickasaw Bluffs, Vicksburg campaign, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg (s), March 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Sears Bde/French’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Allatoona, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Nashville (w,c).
Post War Career College professor.
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Name SEMMES, Paul Jones
Born June 4 1815, Wilkes Cty GA
Died July 10 1863, Martinsburg WV
Pre-War Profession Banker, planter, Capt. in state militia.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 2nd Georgia, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Semmes’ Bde/Magruder's Divn at Yorktown, Williamsburg, Seven Pines, commanded Semmes’ Bde/McLaws' Divn at Savage's Station, Malvern Hill, Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Salem Church, Gettysburg (mw).
Notes Cousin of Admiral Raphael Semmes.


Name SHARP, Jacob Hunter
Born
February 6 1833, Pickensville AL
Died September 15 1907, Columbus MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 44th Mississippi, Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, September 1863 Col., Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Sharps’ Bde/Johnson’s Divn in Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Lawyer, newspaper owner, politician.
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Name SHELBY, Joseph Orville “Jo”
Born December 12 1830, Lexington KY
Died February 13 1897, Adrian MO
Pre-War Profession Rope manufacturer, planter, Missouri-Kansas conflict.
War Service 1861 Capt. of cavalry, Wilson's Creek, June 1862 Col., commanded a cavalry brigade, Prairie Grove, Helena (w), raided in Missouri 1863, December 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded a division in Price's Missouri raid, fled to Mexico to offer services to Maximilian.
Post War Career Returned to US after the downfall of Maximilian, farmer, US marshal.
Notes
Further reading
O'Flaherty, Daniel General Jo Shelby, undefeated rebel Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1954


Name SHELLEY, Charles Miller
Born December 28 1833, Sullivan Cty TN
Died January 20 1907, Birmingham AL
Pre-War Profession Architect and builder.
War Service 1861 Lt. in Tallegada Artillery, Capt. in 5th Alabama Infantry, First Manassas campaign, January 1862 organised 30th Alabama - Col., Kentucky campaign, Fort Gibson, Vicksburg (s), Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, commanded Shelley’s Bde/Walthall's Divn, September 1864 Brig. Gen., Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Sheriff, US congressman, auditor.
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Name SHOUP, Francis Asbury
Born March 22 1834, Laurel IN
Died September 4 1896, Columbia TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1855, Seminole war, resigned 1860, lawyer.
War Service 1861 Lt. of Florida state artillery, Maj. in command of an Arkansas artillery battalion, Shiloh, September 1862 Brig. Gen., Prairie Grove, chief of artillery to Buckner at Mobile, commanded a Louisiana brigade at Vicksburg (s), chief of artillery to Johnston in Atlanta campaign, chief of staff to Hood.
Post War Career College professor, minister.
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Name SIBLEY, Henry Hopkins
Born May 25 1816, Natchitoches LA
Died August 23 1886, Fredericksburg VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Seminole war, Utah expedition, Mexican War, resigned US army May 1861.
War Service May 1861 Col., June 1861 Brig. Gen. in command of New Mexico expedition, Valverde, La Glorieta Pass, retreated to San Antonio, assigned to minor commands, court martial but not convicted for disobedience, reported by Kirby Smith as without command.
Post War Career General in Egyptian army, returned to US, lectured.
Notes Inventor of the Sibley tent.
Further reading
Thompson, Jerry D Henry Hopkins Sibley : Confederate general of the West Natchitoches LA, Northwestern State University Press 1987


Name SIMMS, James Phillip
Born January 16 1837, Covington GA
Died May 30 1887, Covington GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 186?, Maj. in 53rd Georgia, October 1862 Col., Fredericksburg, Salem Church, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Knoxville campaign, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, commanded Bryan's brigade in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Creek, December 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Simms’ Bde/Kershaw’s Divn at Petersburg, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career Politician, lawyer.
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Name SLACK, William Yarnel
Born
August 1 1816, Mason Cty KY
Died March 21 1862, Moore's Mill AR
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War.
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. of Missouri State Guard, Carthage, Springfield (w), Elkhorn Tavern (w), died of wounds, promoted Brig. Gen. posthumously.
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Name SLAUGHTER, James Edwin
Born June 1827, Cedar Mountain VA
Died January 1 1901, Mexico City, Mexico
Pre-War Profession Commissioned in US army, Mexican War, dismissed May 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. in artillery, staff of Bragg in Florida, Maj., March 1862 Brig. Gen., staff of A S Johnston, similarly for Beauregard and Bragg, chief of artillery to Magruder, later chief of staff, Brownsville.
Post War Career Emigrated to Mexico, returned to US, civil engineer, postmaster.
Notes Great-nephew of President James Madison.


Name SMITH, Edmund Kirby
Born May 16 1824, St Augustine FL
Died March 28 1893, Sewanee TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, Mexican War, assistant professor at West Point, frontier duty, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col., June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 4th Bde/Army of the Shenandoah at First Manassas (w), October 1861 Maj. Gen., Richmond KY, October 1862 Lt. Gen. in command of Trans Mississippi Dept until the end of the War, February 1864 General, repelled the Red River expedition.
Post War Career President of telegraph company, college professor, college president.
Notes The last surviving full general of the Confederacy.
Further reading
Kerby, Robert Lee Kirby Smith's Confederacy; the Trans-Mississippi South, 1863-1865 New York, Columbia University Press 1972
Parks, Joseph Howard General Edmund Kirby Smith, C.S.A. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1954


Name SMITH, Gustavus Woodson
Born November 30 or December 1 1821, Georgetown KY
Died June 24 1896, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican War, instructor at West Point, resigned US army 1854, civil engineer, street commissioner for New York.
War Service September 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded a wing of Johnston's army in Peninsula campaign, temporarily commanded ANV following Johnston's wounding, assigned to command in southern Virginia, served briefly as interim Secretary of War, resigned his commission when passed over for promotion, Maj. Gen. of Georgia militia, Chattahoochee River, battles around Atlanta, Savannah.
Post War Career Superintendent of iron works, insurance commissioner, wrote memoirs.
Notes
Further reading
Smith, Gustavus W Confederate War Papers 1884
Smith, Gustavus W The Battle of Seven Pines 1891


Name SMITH, James Argyle
Born July 1 1831, Maury Cty TN
Died December 6 1901, Jackson MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, garrison duty, Sioux campaign, Utah expedition, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt., Maj., Lt. Col. in 2nd Tennessee, Shiloh, Col. of 5th Infantry in Confederate Regular army, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, September 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Granbury's Bde/Cleburne’s Divn in Atlanta campaign (w), Franklin, commanded Cleburne's division at Nashville, Bentonville.
Post War Career Farmer, superintendent of public education.
Notes


Name SMITH, Martin Luther
Born September 9 1819, Danby NY
Died July 29 1866, Savannah GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, surveyed coasts and rivers, Mexican War, civil engineer, resigned US army April 1861.
War Service March 1861 Maj. of engineers, worked on defenses of New Orleans, February 1862 Col. of 21st Louisiana, April 1862 Brig. Gen., command of Dist. in Dept. of Southern Mississippi and East Louisiana, command at Vicksburg, November 1862 Maj. Gen., Vicksburg (c), chief engineer to R E Lee, chief engineer to Hood at Atlanta, constructed defenses at Mobile.
Post War Career Civil engineer.
Notes


Name SMITH, Preston
Born December 25 1823, Giles Cty TN
Died September 19 1863, Chickamauga TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 1861 Col. of 154th Tennessee, Shiloh (w), commanded a brigade in Cleburne's division, Richmond KY, October 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Smith’s Bde/Cheatham's Divn at Chickamauga (mw).
Notes


Name SMITH, Thomas Benton
Born February 24 1838, Mechanicsville TN
Died May 21 1923, Nashville TN
Pre-War Profession Attended Nashville Military Institute, railroad worker.
War Service 1861 2nd Lt. in 20th Tennessee, Mill Springs, Shiloh, August 1862 Col., Baton Rouge, Murfreesboro (w), Chickamauga (w), Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Tyler's Bde/Bate’s Divn at Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville campaign, captured at Nashville and assaulted by an enemy colonel.
Post War Career Railroad worker, inmate of state asylum.
Notes


Name SMITH, William "Extra Billy"
Born September 6 1797, King George Cty VA
Died May 18 1887, nr Warrenton VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, mail operator, politician, US congressman, governor.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 49th Virginia, First Manassas, elected to Confederate congress, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg (w), January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Early's Bde/Early’s Divn, resigned from Congress, Gettysburg, elected governor, August 1863 Maj. Gen., inaugurated January 1864.
Post War Career Farmer.
Notes His nickname was given for the extra payments he received in his mail coach business.


Name SMITH, William Duncan
Born July 28 1825, Augusta GA
Died October 4 1862, Charleston SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican War, garrison duty, on leave in Europe, resigned January 1861.
War Service March 1861 Capt., July 1861 Col. of 20th Georgia, March 1862 Brig. Gen. in Dept of South Carolina and Georgia, command of Dist of South Carolina, Secessionville, died of yellow fever.
Notes


Name SORREL, Gilbert Moxley
Born February 23 1838, Savannah GA
Died August 10 1901, Roanoke VA
Pre-War Profession Bank clerk, private in state militia.
War Service 1861 took part in capture of Ft Pulaski, Capt. on Longstreet's staff, First Manassas, was present at all of Longstreet's battles, led 4 brigades at the Wilderness, October 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Sorrel’s Bde/Mahone's Divn at Petersburg (w), Hatcher's Run (w).
Post War Career Merchant, steamship executive, wrote memoirs.
Notes
Further reading
Sorrel, Gilbert M Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer 1905


Name STAFFORD, Leroy Augustus
Born April 13 1822, nr Cheneyville LA
Died May 8 1864, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Planter, sheriff, Mexican War, Capt. in Stafford Guards militia.
War Service 1861 Capt. of Stafford Guards, Lt. Col. of 9th Louisiana, October 1861 Col., Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Sharpsburg (w), Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, October 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Stafford’s Bde/Johnson's Divn at Mine Run, Wilderness (mw).
Notes


Name STARKE, Peter Burwell
Born 1815, Brunswick Cty VA
Died July 13 1888, nr Lawrenceville VA
Pre-War Profession Stagecoach operator, politician.
War Service February 1862 Col. of 28th Mississippi Cavalry, operations in Mississippi, Vicksburg campaign, command of 1st brigade in Jackson's cavalry, served under S D Lee in opposing Sherman's advance on Meridian, commanded 28th Mississippi in Atlanta campaign , November 1864 Brig. Gen. in command of a brigade in Forrest's forces, Franklin and Nashville campaign, served in Chalmers' division in Alabama.
Post War Career Board of levee commissioners, sheriff, farmer.
Notes Brother of Gen. W E Starke


Name STARKE, William Edwin
Born 1814, Brunswick Cty VA
Died September 17 1862, Sharpsburg MD
Pre-War Profession Stagecoach operator, cotton broker.
War Service 1861 aide to Garnett in West Virginia, September 1861 Col. of 60th Virginia, Seven Days, August 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Taliaferro's division when he became wounded at Second Manassas, commanded again at Sharpsburg (mw).
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Name STEELE, William
Born
May 1 1819, Albany NY
Died January 12 1885, San Antonio TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, Seminole war, Mexican War, served in Texas, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Col. of 7th Texas Cavalry, served in Sibley's New Mexico expedition, September 1862 Brig. Gen., command of Indian Territory, command of Galveston defenses, Red River campaign, Pleasant Hill, served in Trans Mississippi.
Post War Career Commission merchant, adjutant general of Texas.
Notes


Name STEUART, George Hume "Maryland"
Born
August 24 1828, Baltimore MD
Died November 22 1903, South River MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, frontier duty, Utah expedition, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. of cavalry, Lt. Col. of 1st Maryland, First Manassas, July 1861 Col., March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Steuart’s Bde/Ewell's Divn in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cross Keys (w), commanded Steuart’s Bde/Johnson's Divn at Gettysburg, Spotsylvania (c), commanded Steuart’s Bde/Pickett’s Divn in Petersburg campaign, Five Forks, Appomattox.
Post War Career Farmer.
Notes


Name STEVENS, Clement Hoffman "Rock"
Born August 14 1821, Norwich CT
Died July 25 1864, Atlanta GA
Pre-War Profession Ship's secretary in US navy, bank cashier.
War Service 1861 designed and built the armoured fortification on Morris Is., aide to Bee at First Manassas (w), commanded a militia regiment at Charleston, Col. of 24th South Carolina, Secessionville, Vicksburg campaign, Chickamauga (w), January 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Stevens’ Bde/Walker’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Peachtree Creek (mw).
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Name STEVENS, Walter Husted
Born August 24 1827, Penn Yan NY
Died November 12 1867, Vera Cruz, Mexico
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, engineering posts in Louisiana and Texas, resigned March 1861.
War Service 1861 Capt. of engineers, staff of Beauregard at First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, command of Richmond defenses, chief engineer of ANV, August 1864 Brig. Gen., supervised defenses at Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Emigrated to Mexico, superintendent of the Imperial Railroad.
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Name STEVENSON, Carter Littlepage
Born September 21 1817, nr Fredericksburg VA
Died August 15 1888, Caroline Cty VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Mexican War, frontier duty, Utah expedition, resigned from the US army but the paperwork went astray, dismissed June 1861.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 53rd Virginia, February 1862 Brig. Gen., Kirby Smith's Kentucky invasion, October 1862 Maj. Gen., in command of a division in Pemberton's army at Vicksburg, Champion's Hill, Vicksburg (s), commanded Stevenson’s Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Lookout Mountain, Missionary Ridge, commanded Stevenson’s Divn/Hood’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Civil and mining engineer.
Notes


Name STEWART, Alexander Peter "Old Straight"
Born October 2 1821, Rogersville TN
Died August 30 1908, Biloxi MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, resigned 1845, teacher.
War Service 1861 Maj. in the Artillery Corps of Tennessee, Belmont, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/Polk's Corps at Shiloh, Corinth, Murfreesboro, June 1863 Maj. Gen., commanded Stewart’s Divn/Buckner's Corps at Chickamauga , Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, June 1864 Lt. Gen., commanded Polk's Corps, Ezra Church (w).
Post War Career College professor, businessman, chancellor of the University of Mississippi.
Notes
Further reading
Elliott, Sam Davis Soldier of Tennessee: General Alexander P. Stewart and the Civil War in the West Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1999


Name STOVALL, Marcellus Augustus
Born September 18 1818, Sparta GA
Died August 4 1895, Augusta GA
Pre-War Profession Seminole war, appointed to West Point 1836 but resigned due to ill health, merchant, captain in militia artillery unit.
War Service 1861 Col. of artillery in state militia, October 1861 Lt. Col. of 3rd Georgia Bn of infantry, served under Kirby Smith in Kentucky, Murfreesboro, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Stovall’s Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Chickamauga, Atlanta campaign, commanded Stovall’s Bde/Clayton’s Divn in Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign
Post War Career Cotton broker, chemical manufacturer.
Notes


Name STRAHL, Otho French
Born June 3 1831, McConnelsville OH
Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 4th Tennessee, Lt. Col., Shiloh, Murfreesboro, January 1863 Col., July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Strahl’s ’ Bde/Cheatham's Divn at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, commanded Strahl’s Bde/Brown’s Divn at Franklin (k).
Notes


Name STUART, James Ewell Brown "Jeb"
Born February 6 1833, Patrick Cty VA
Died May 12 1864, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, served in 1st Cavalry on frontier duty, aide to R E Lee when John Brown's body of men fought at Harper's Ferry, May 1861 resigned US army.
War Service May 1861 Lt. Col. in Virginia infantry, May 1861 Col. of 1st Virginia Cavalry, First Manassas, September 1861 Brig. Gen., Peninsula campaign, rode around McClellan's army, Seven Days, July 1862 Maj. Gen., command of all cavalry in ANV, Second Manassas campaign, Catlett's Station, Groveton, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville campaign, temporarily commanded II Corps at Chancellorsville, Brandy Station, Gettysburg campaign, Gettysburg, Yellow Tavern (mw). Notes Criticized for straying too far from Lee in the march to Gettysburg, he thereafter kept in close communication with the ANV. On the Internet J. E. B. Stuart Memorial Home page
Further reading
Davis, Burke Jeb Stuart, the last cavalier New York, Fairfax Press 1988
McClellan, Henry Brainerd The life and campaigns of Major-General J. E. B. Stuart : commander of the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia Boston, Houghton 1885
Mosby, John Singleton Stuart's cavalry in the Gettysburg campaign New York, Moffat, Yard 1908

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Name TALIAFERRO, William Booth
Born December 28 1822, Gloucester Cty VA
Died February 27 1898, Gloucester Cty VA
Pre-War Profession Commissioned in US army 1847, Mexican War, politician, active in Virginia militia.
War Service 1861 Maj. Gen. in command of Virginia militia on the Peninsula, May 1861 Col. of 23rd Virginia, Rich Mountain, Corrick's Ford, argued with Jackson, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde in Shenandoah Valley campaign, McDowell, First Winchester, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, Groveton (w), Fredericksburg, commanded at Savannah, then Charleston, Battery Wagner, Bentonville.
Post War Career Politician, judge.
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Name TAPPAN, James Camp
Born September 9 1825, Franklin TN
Died March 19 1906, Helena AR
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, judge.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 13th Arkansas, Belmont, Shiloh, Richmond KY, Perryville, November 1862 Brig. Gen., transferred to Trans Mississippi as a brigade commander, commanded the Arkansas Divn in Red River campaign, Pleasant Hill, Jenkins' Ferry, took part in Price's Missouri raid.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
Notes


Name TAYLOR, Richard
Born January 27 1826, nr Louisville KY
Died April 12 1879, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Military secretary to his father in Mexican War, planter, politician.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 9th Louisiana, October 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade under Ewell in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, July 1862 Maj. Gen., command of Dist. of West Louisiana, Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill, April 1864 Lt. Gen. in command of Dept. of Alabama and Mississippi, held out at Mobile.
Post War Career Wrote memoirs
Notes Son of President Zachary Taylor, and brother-in-law of President Davis.
Further reading
Parrish, T. Michael Richard Taylor, soldier prince of Dixie Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1992
Taylor, Richard Destruction and reconstruction : personal experiences of the late war Alexandria VA, Time-Life Books 1983


Name TAYLOR, Thomas Hart
Born July 31 1825, Frankfort KY
Died April 12 1901, Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, businessman, cattle drover.
War Service 1861 Capt. of infantry in Confederate army and Lt. Col. of 1st Kentucky, October 1861 Col., Peninsula campaign, command of brigade under Kirby Smith in Tennessee, November 1862 Brig. Gen., at Vicksburg was Pemberton's provost marshal (s), paroled after a short time, commanded Dist. of South Mississippi and East Louisiana, served as provost marshal to S D Lee, commanded forces at Mobile.
Post War Career Businessman, deputy US marshal, chief of police.
Notes It appears that President Davis did not nominate him to the Senate as Brig. Gen..


Name TERRILL, James Barbour
Born February 20 1838, Bath Cty VA
Died May 30 1864, Bethesda Church VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1858, lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Maj. in 13th Virginia, First Manassas, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, May 1863 Col., Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, killed in maneuvering before Cold Harbor, Brig. Gen. promotion confirmed by Senate the following day. Notes Brother of Union Gen. W R Terrill


Name TERRY, William
Born August 14 1824, Amherst Cty VA
Died September 5 1888, Wytheville VA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, newspaper editor, militia Lt. at Harper's Ferry during John Brown's raid.
War Service 1861 Lt. in 4th Virginia, First Manassas, Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Maj., Second Manassas (w), Sharpsburg, led the regiment at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, September 1863 Col., Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded the Stonewall Bde/Johnsonís Divn at Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Third Winchester (w), Petersburg, Fort Stedman (w).
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman.
Notes



Name TERRY, William Richard
Born March 12 1827, Liberty VA
Died March 28 1897, Chesterfield CH VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1850, farmer, merchant.
War Service 1861 Capt. in a cavalry company, First Manassas, September 1861 Col. of 24th Virginia, Peninsula campaign, Williamsburg (w), Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), New Berne, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Terryís Bde/Pickettís Divn at Petersburg, Dinwiddie CH (w), Appomattox.
Post War Career Politician, penitentiary supervisor, supervisor of Confederate Soldiers' Home.
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Name THOMAS, Allen
Born December 14 1830, Howard Cty MD
Died December 3 1907, Waveland MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, planter.
War Service 1861 organised an infantry battalion - Maj., May 1862 9th Louisiana, Chickasaw Bluffs, Vicksburg (s), paroled quickly, reported to President Davis on the surrender, assigned to Trans Mississippi to collect parolees, February 1864 Brig. Gen., assigned to command a brigade in Taylor's Dept., commanded Polignac's division when he left for Europe.
Post War Career Planter, professor, US consul in Venezuela.
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Name THOMAS, Bryan Morel
Born May 8 1836, nr Milledgeville GA
Died July 16 1905, Dalton GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1858, frontier duty, resigned April 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. in staff of Gen. Withers, Shiloh, Capt. then Maj. on Withers' staff, Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro, recruited a small cavalry brigade in Alabama, defences of Mobile, August 1864 Brig. Gen., Fort Blakely (c).
Post War Career farmer, deputy US marshal, teacher, schools superintendent.
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Name THOMAS, Edward Lloyd
Born March 23 1825, Clarke Cty GA
Died March 8 1898, South McAlester OK
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, planter.
War Service 1861 recruited 35th Georgia - October 1861 Col., Seven Pines, Seven Days, Mechanicsville (w), commanded J R Anderson's Bde/Hillís Light Divn at Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg campaign, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/Hillís Light Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded 3rd Bde/Penderís Divn at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Planter, office in federal Land Dept, office in Indian Bureau.
Notes Was considered for divisional command when Pender was wounded, but passed over because of state sensibilities.


Name TILGHMAN, Lloyd
Born January 18 1816, nr Claiborne MD
Died May 16 1863, Bakers' Creek MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1836, resigned that year, railroad construction engineer, Mexican War, Capt. in Maryland militia.
War Service October 1861 Brig. Gen., inspected Forts Henry and Donelson, reported their unreadiness, Fort Henry (s), commanded Tilghmanís Bde/Loring's Divn at Corinth, Holly Springs, Vicksburg campaign, Champion's Hill (k).
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Name TOOMBS, Robert Augustus
Born July 2 1810, Wilkes Cty GA
Died December 15 1885, Washington GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, land owner, US congressman, US senator.
War Service 1861 Confederate secretary of state, resigned, Confederate congressman, July 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Toombsí Bde/D R Jones' Divn in Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg (w), 1863 resigned commission, opposed Sherman with Georgia militia.
Post War Career Fled abroad, returned to US, politician.
Notes Never asked for a pardon, and was thus denied elected office.
Further reading
Phillips, Ulrich Bonnell The life of Robert Toombs New York, B. Franklin 1968
Thompson, William Y Robert Toombs of Georgia Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1966


Name TOON, Thomas Fentress
Born June 10 1840, Columbus Cty NC
Died February 19 1902, Raleigh NC
Pre-War Profession Student.
War Service May 1861 Pvt in Columbus Guards (became part of 20th North Carolina), 1st Lt., Capt., Seven Pines, Seven Days, South Mountain, Fredericksburg, February 1863 Col., Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Toonís Bde/R D Johnston's Divn in Early's Washington raid, reverted to the rank of Colonel to command 20th North Carolina, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Petersburg, Fort Stedman (w), incapacitated.
Post War Career Superintendent of public instruction.
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Name TRACY, Edward Dorr
Born
November 5 1833, Macon GA
Died May 1 1863, Port Gibson MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th Alabama, First Manassas, October 1861 Lt. Col. of 19th Alabama, Shiloh, operations in east Tennessee, August 1862 Brig. Gen., Port Gibson (k).
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Name TRAPIER, James Heyward
Born November 24 1815, nr Georgetown SC
Died December 21 1865, Georgetown SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, worked on seacoast defences, Mexican War, resigned 1848, planter, militia officer, as state chief of ordnance ensured that the state was well-armed.
War Service 1861 engineer-in-chief of Morris Is. defences, Capt. then Maj. on Beauregard's staff, October 1861 Brig. Gen. in command of Dept. of Middle and Eastern Florida, divisional command under A S Johnston, Corinth, relieved of command, commanded Dept. of South Carolina, administrative duties in South Carolina.
Post War Career
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Name TRIMBLE, Isaac Ridgeway
Born May 15 1802, Culpeper Cty VA
Died January 2 1888, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1822, artillery duty, resigned 1832, engineer and railroad superintendent.
War Service 1861 destroyed bridges north of Baltimore, May 1861 Col. of engineers in Virginia state forces, August 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Trimbleís Bde/Ewell's Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas (w), attached as aide to Ewell in Gettysburg campaign, given command of Pender's division at Gettysburg (w,c), not exchanged until February 1865 (meanwhile having been promoted to Maj. Gen. to rank from January 1863) but was unable to rejoin the army before its surrender.
Post War Career
Consulting engineer.
Notes


Name TUCKER, William Feimster
Born May 9 1827 Iredell Cty NC
Died September 14 1881, Okolona MS
Pre-War Profession Judge, lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 11th Mississippi, First Manassas, May 1862 Col. of 41st Mississippi (incorporating the 11th Mississippi), Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Tuckerís Bde/Hindmanís Divn at Resaca (w), command of Dist. of Southern Mississippi and East Louisiana.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes Assassinated over a court case.


Name TWIGGS, David Emanuel
Born 1790, Richmond Cty GA
Died July 15 1862, Augusta GA
Pre-War Profession Commissioned in US army in 1812, War of 1812, Mexican War, command of Dept of Texas, surrendered to Col. McCulloch of Texas, dismissed from US Army March 1861.
War Service May 1861 Maj. Gen. in Provisional Confederate army, command of Dist. of Louisiana but was never active in that post, died of old age.
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Name TYLER, Robert Charles
Born c. 1833, Baltimore MD (?)
Died April 16 1865, West Point GA
Pre-War Profession Filibuster in central America.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 15th Tennessee, Belmont, Lt. Col., Shiloh, (w), May 1862 Col., provost marshal to Bragg in Kentucky invasion, Perryville, Hoover's Gap, Chickamauga, commanded Bate's brigade at Missionary Ridge (w), February 1864 Brig. Gen., command at West Point GA, killed during an attack by La Grange's troops.
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