{⋆★⋆} BG -Preston, John Smith

John Smith Preston:

Born: April 20, 1809
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Birthplace: Abingdon Virginia
Father: Francis Preston 1765 – 1836
(Buried: Aspenvale Cemetery Seven Mile Ford Virginia)
Mother: Sarah Buchanan Campbell 1778 – 1846
(Buried: Aspenvale Cemetery Seven Mile Ford Virginia)
Wife: Caroline Martha Hampton 1807 – 1883
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Church Columbia South Carolina)

Children:
Alfred Hampton Preston 1834 – 1859
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Church Columbia South Carolina)
John Smith Preston Jr. 1836 – 1880
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Church Columbia South Carolina)
Major William Campbell “Willie” Preston 1837 – 1864
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Church Columbia South Carolina)
Mary Cantey Preston Darby 1840 – 1891
(Buried: Trinity Episcopal Church Columbia South Carolina)
Sally Campbell Buchanan “Buck” Preston Lowndes 1842 – 1880
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Charleston South Carolina)
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Susan Francis Hampton Preston Frost 1845 – 1905
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery Charleston South Carolina)

Education:
1824: Graduated from Hampden – Sydney College
Studied law at University of Virginia and Harvard University

Occupation before War:
Attorney in Abingdon Virginia
Attorney in Columbia South Carolina
Heavy Investor in a Sugar Plantation near Baton Rouge18 Louisiana
1848: Praised for his address welcoming Palmetto Regiment back home
1848 – 1856: South Carolina State Senator
1860: South Carolina Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention

Civil War Career:
1861: Confederate Commissioner to Virginia
1861: Lt. Colonel and aide to General P. G. T. Beauregard
1861 – 1863: Lt. Colonel & Assistant Adjutant General in South Carolina
1863: Colonel & Assistant Adjutant General in South Carolina
1863 – 1864: Colonel & Superintendent Bureau of Conscription
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1864 – 1865: Brig. General & Superintendent Bureau of Conscription

Life after War:
1865 – 1868: Lived in England
1865 – 1881: Defender of the Confederate Cause
Gave the Commencement Speech at University of Virginia
Last appearance was at the dedication of CSA Monument in Columbia


Died: May 1, 1881
Place of Death: Columbia South Carolina
Cause of Death: Cirrhosis of the liver
Age at time of Death:
72 years old
Burial Place: Trinity Episcopal Church Columbia South Carolina








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According to one source , the Bureau of Conscription was abolished in the final months of the war but Preston held that job until March17, 1865.
 
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