{⋆★⋆} BG Wharton, Gabriel C.

Gabriel Calvin Wharton

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Born: July 23, 1824

Birthplace: Culpeper County, Virginia

Father: John Redd Wharton 1796 – 1868

Mother: Eliza Hansborough Colvin 1808 – 1873

Wife: Anne Rebecca Radford 1843 – 1890
(Buried: Radford Family Cemetery, Radford, Virginia)​

Children:

William Radford Wharton Sr. 1864 – 1916​
(Buried: Radford Family Cemetery, Radford, Virginia)​

Education:

1847: Graduated from Virginia Military Institute (2nd in class)​

Occupation before War:

Civil Engineer in Virginia​
Mining Engineer in Arizona Territory​

Civil War Career:

1861: Major of 45th Virginia Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1863: Colonel of 51st Virginia Infantry Regiment​
1861: Participated in the fighting in Western Virginia​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1863: Brigade Commander during the Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee​
1864: Commander of Several Brigades in Western Department​
1864: Brigade Commander during Battle of New Market, Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander during the Overland Campaign, Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander during Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia​
1864: Brigade Commander during Battle of Cedar Creek​
1865: Brigade Commander Battle of Waynesboro, Virginia
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1865: Paroled at Lynchburg Virginia on June 4, 1865​

Occupation after War:

Member of Virginia State House of Delegates​
Mining Engineer​
Leader in building of Railroad in Southwest Virginia​

Died: May 12, 1906

Place of Death: Radford, Virginia

Age at time of Death: 81 years old

Burial Place: Radford Family Cemetery, Radford, Virginia
 
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danny

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Hattiesburg
Wharton's Div [Inspection reports]

Patton's Bgde

22nd VA Regts, 23rd & 26th VA Infy Bns

Forsberg's Bgde
45th, 50th, & 51st VA Infy Regts, 30th VA Bn (Sharpshooters)

Smith's Bgde
36th, 45th, & 60th VA Regts & Thomas's Legion Infy Bn

Wharton's Div was comprised of three Bgdes of Infy that made up the integral Army of the Valley District.

StrengthAug ’64SeptOctNovDecJan ’65Feb
Present & Absent--47376341664966844624*--
Present--16381797237824511525*--
Effective for Field--10911271161218111151*--
*Patton's Bgde on detached service.
 

Luke Freet

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Wharton's Div [Inspection reports]

Patton's Bgde
22nd VA Regts, 23rd & 26th VA Infy Bns

Forsberg's Bgde
45th, 50th, & 51st VA Infy Regts, 30th VA Bn (Sharpshooters)

Smith's Bgde
36th, 45th, & 60th VA Regts & Thomas's Legion Infy Bn

Wharton's Div was comprised of three Bgdes of Infy that made up the integral Army of the Valley District.

StrengthAug ’64SeptOctNovDecJan ’65Feb
Present & Absent--47376341664966844624*--
Present--16381797237824511525*--
Effective for Field--10911271161218111151*--
*Patton's Bgde on detached service.
Odd how the brigade got stronger going into November and December; I assumed they just never recovered since the Valley Campaign.
 
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I had always assumed that Wharton, Texas in Wharton County was named after either General Gabriel Wharton or Col. John Wharton. It seems neither, They were just boys when the place was settled and named after 2 brothers named Wharton thirty years earlier.
 
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