{⋆★⋆} MG Stevenson, Carter L.

Carter Littlepage Stevenson

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Born: September 21, 1817

Birthplace: Fredericksburg, Virginia

Father: Carter Littlepage Stevenson Sr. 1785 -

Mother:
Jane Whiteler Herndon 1791 – 1856

Wife: Martha Griswold 1820 – 1886
(Buried: Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia)​

Children:

Isabella Herndon Stevenson Taylor 1847 – 1886​
(Buried: Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia)​
Clara Stevenson Gordon 1849 – 1912​
(Buried: Flintshire Farm Cemetery, Maryton, Virginia)​

Education:

1838: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (42nd in class)​

Occupation before War:

1838 – 1840: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​
1838 – 1840: Frontier Duty at Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin​
1840 – 1847: 1st Lt. United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​
1840 – 1841: Served in the Seminole War in Florida​
1841 – 1844: Garrison Duty at Detroit Barracks, Michigan​
1844 – 1845: Garrison Duty at Fort Wilkins, Michigan​
1846: Served in the Battle of Palo Alto, Mexico​
1846: Served in the Battle of Resaca de la Palma​
1847: Recruiter for United States Army​
1847: Aide to Brevet Brig. General Brady​
1847 – 1861: Captain, United States Army, 5th Infantry Regiment​
1847 – 1848: Garrison Duty at Detroit, Michigan​
1848: Garrison Duty at East Pascagoula, Mississippi​
1848 – 1851: Frontier Duty at Fort Gibson, Indian Territory​
1851: Served in the March to Texas​
1851 – 1852: Frontier Duty at Fort Belknap, Texas​
1852 – 1854: Recruiter for United States Army​
1855 – 1856: Frontier duty escorting Captain Pope​
1855: Served in the Skirmish at mouth of Delaware Creek​
1856: Served in the Skirmish at Rio Pecos, Texas​
1856 – 1857: Served in Seminole War in Florida
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1858 – 1860: Served in the Utah Expedition​
1860 – 1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Stanton, New Mexico​
1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Union, New Mexico​
1861: Dismissed from United States Army on June 25th

Civil War Career:

1861: Lt. Colonel in the Confederate States Army​
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 53rd Virginia Infantry Regiment​
1862: Brigadier General of the Confederate States Army, Infantry​
1862: Assigned Guard on the Wilmington and Weldon Railroad, Virginia​
1862: Captured the Union Garrison at Munfordsville, Kentucky​
1862 – 1865: Major General of Confederate States Army Infantry​
1862: Division Commander during the Battle of Perryville, Kentucky​
1863: Division Commander during the Battle of Champion Hill, Mississippi​
1863: Captured during the Siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1863: Division Commander during the Battle of Chattanooga, Tennessee
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1864: Division Commander during the Atlanta, Georgia Campaign​
1864: Division Commander during the Tennessee Campaign​
1865: Division Commander during Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina​

Occupation after War:

Civil and Mining Engineer in Caroline County, Virginia​

Died: August 15, 1888

Place of Death: Caroline County, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 70 years old

Burial Place: Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Virginia

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Polloco

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When he was dismissed from the Union Army in 1861 he was charged with having "expressed treasonable designs against" the United States.
 

Polloco

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He missed tbe actual battle of Franklin because his division was still on the south side of the Duck River. He did however fight in Nashville and went on to the Carolinas.
 

Polloco

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He actually resigned from the "Old Army" on June 6, 1861 but his resignation was not forwarded by his superiors so he was dismissed on June 25th as a captain in the 5th Infantry.
 

DixieRifles

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1863: Division Commander during the Battle of Chattanooga Tennessee

I knew his name was familiar and that one of my ancestors served under his command. Here is what I wrote on my website about the change of command the day before the Battle of Lookout Mountain.

General Stevenson took over command from Lt-Gen Hardee at night on November 23rd. When he arrived, General Stevenson was in command of approximately 9,000 men in two divisions: Stevenson's Division and Cheatham's Division, temporartily commanded by Gen. John K. Jackson. Walker's Division had just moved over to Missionary Ridge and Cheatham's Division replaced it. Soon, General Bragg began taking away more units and Stevenson was left with one division of approximately 3,000 men to defend a 3-mile long front of rugged terrain.
One brigade in his division was General Edward C Walthall’s Mississippi brigade.
 
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