{⋆★⋆} BG Preston, John Smith

John Smith Preston

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Born:
April 20, 1809

Birthplace: Abingdon, Virginia

Father: Francis Preston 1765 – 1836
(Buried: Aspenvale Cemeter,y 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 Rouge, 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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