{⋆★⋆} BG Quarles, William A.

William Andrew Quarles

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Born: July 4, 1825

Birthplace: Louisa County, Virginia

Father: Garrett Minor Quarles 1792 – 1847

Mother: Mary Johnson “Polly” Poindexter 1791 – 1867

1st Wife: Lucy Jones Poindexter 1825 – 1861
(Buried: Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Kentucky)​

2nd Wife: Alice Vivian Quarles 1837 – 1870
(Buried: Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama)​

3rd Wife: Louisa Minor Meriwether 1833 – 1906

Children:

Garrett Minor Quarles 1849 –​
Ella Quarles 1851 – 1854​
(Buried: Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Kentucky)​
William Andrew Quarles Jr. 1853 – 1860​
(Buried: Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Kentucky)​
Lucy Jones Quarles 1855 –​
Johnnie Quarles 1858 – 1959​
(Buried: Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Kentucky)​
Education:

Attended University of Virginia​

Occupation before War:

Attorney in Clarksville, Tennessee​
1852: Presidential Elector for Franklin Pierce Campaign​
1856: Helped Incorporate Stewart College​
1856: Tennessee Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1858: Tennessee State Bank Inspector​
1858: Judge of Tennessee State Circuit Court​
President of Memphis, Clarksville, and Louisville Railroad Co.​
Overseer of Construction of Railroad Lines in Tennessee and Kentucky​
1860: Tennessee Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​

Civil War Career:

1861: Organizer of 42nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1863: Colonel of 42nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment​
1862: Present at the Battle of Fort Donelson, Tennessee, Surrendered​
Prisoner of War at Johnson’s Island Union Prison until Exchanged​
1862: Served briefly at Port Hudson​
1863: Suffered from the effects of Chronic Diarrhea​
1863: Served under General Joe Johnston in Vicksburg Campaign​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Wounded in battle around Atlanta and Lickskillet Road​
1864: Left humerus was fractured by cannonball at Battle of Franklin​
1864: Captured on December 18th in Tennessee​
1864 – 1865: Prisoner of War at Nashville, Tennessee Hospital​
1865: Paroled by the Union Army on May 25th

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Clarksville, Tennessee​
Trustee of Tennessee State Orphans Society​
1872: Presidential Elector for Horace Greeley Campaign​
1874: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Senator​
1875 – 1877: Tennessee State Senator​
1880: Tennessee Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1882: Member of Tennessee State Democratic Executive Committee​
1884: Tennessee Delegate to Democratic Party National Convention​
1887 – 1889: Tennessee State Senator​

Died:
December 28, 1893

Place of Death: Merville Plantation, Todd County, Kentucky

Age at time of Death: 68 years old

Burial Place: Flat Lick Cumberland Presbyterian Church, Herndon, Kentucky
 
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