{⋆★⋆} MG Wilcox, Cadmus M.

Cadmus Marcellus Wilcox

Born: Mary 29, 1824
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Birthplace: Wayne County, North Carolina

Father: Reuben Wilcox

Mother: Sarah Garland

Wife: Never Married

Education:

Attended Cumberland College​
1846: Graduated from West Point Military Academy (54th​ in class)​

Occupation before War:

1846 – 1847: Brevet 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1847 – 1851: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 4th Infantry Regiment​
1847: Served in the Siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico​
1847: Served in the Battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico​
1847: Served in the Skirmish at Amazoque, Mexico​
1847: Adjutant of United States Army 7th Infantry Regiment​
1847 – 1848: Aide to Major General John A. Quitman​
1847: Served in the storming of Chapultepec, Mexico​
1847: Brevetted 1st​ Lt. for Gallantry at Battle of Chapultepec​
1847: Served in the Capture of Mexico City, Mexico​
1848 – 1849: Garrison Duty at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri
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1849: Recruiter for United States Army​
1849 – 1850: Served in the Fighting in Florida against Seminoles​
1850 – 1851: Garrison Duty at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri​
1851 – 1860: 1st Lt. United States Army, 7th Infantry Regiment​
1851 – 1852: Garrison Duty at Corpus Christi, Texas​
1852 – 1857: Assistant Infantry Tactics Instructor at West Point​
1857 – 1859: Leave of Absence from the Army in Europe​
1859 – 1860: Garrison Duty at Fort Columbus, New York​
1859: Author of Elementary Treatise of Rifles and Rifle Practice​
1859: Translator from French to English Austrian Infantry Evolutions​
1860 – 1861: Captain United States Army, 7th Infantry Regiment​
1860 – 1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Marcy, New Mexico Territory​
1861: Frontier Duty at Fort Fillmore, New Mexico Territory​
1861: Resigned from United States Army on June 8th

Civil War Career:

1861: Commissioned Captain of Confederate Army Artillery
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1861: Colonel of 9th Alabama Infantry Regiment​
1861: Served in the Army of the Shenandoah during First Manassas​
1861 – 1863: Brigadier General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsula Campaign​
1862: Played a Prominent role at the Battle of Williamsburg, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Seven Pines, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia​
1862: His Uniform was pierced by six bullets at Battle of Glendale​
1862: Held in reserve during the Second Battle of Manassas, Virginia​
1862: Sick during the Battle of Antietam and was sent to Martinsburg​
1863: Served in the Battle of Salem Church, Virginia​
1863: Led a charge on the 2nd Day of Gettysburg​
1863: Served in Support during Pickett’s Charge at Gettysburg​
1863 – 1865: Major General of Confederate Army Infantry​
1864: Served in heavy fighting during the Overland Campaign​
1865: Helped delay Union Forces at Fort Gregg​
1865: Served in the Battle of Sutherland’s Station, Virginia​
1865: Served in the heavy fighting during Appomattox Campaign
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1865: Paroled at Appomattox Court House Appomattox, Virginia​

Occupation before War:

1865 – 1890: Lived in Washington, D.C.​
Offered Brigadier General in Egyptian Army, but declined it​
Author of: History of the Mexican War
1888 – 1889: United States Chief of Railroad Division​

Died:
December 2, 1890

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Age at time of Death: 66 years old

Cause of Death: Cerebral Hemorrhage

Burial Place: Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington, D.C.

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Polloco

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Sorry I missed this one several days ago. After being promoted to Major General Wilcox was transferred to command Pender's former division. I'm so read where his eight pallbearers were bi-partisan generals.
 

Luke Freet

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Sorry I missed this one several days ago. After being promoted to Major General Wilcox was transferred to command Pender's former division. I'm so read where his eight pallbearers were bi-partisan generals.
Missed this as well.
According to Winston Groom in his book on the Vickburg Campaign, Wilcox was an attendant at Grant's wedding (Longstreet was his best man).
 

Polloco

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Sorry I missed this one several days ago. After being promoted to Major General Wilcox was transferred to command Pender's former division. I'm so read where his eight pallbearers were bi-partisan generals.
Actually it was 6 generals, a major and a colonel. 3 generals and a major from the Union side and 3 generals and a colonel from the Confederste side. Major Davis and Colonel Harvey.
 
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