Name ADAMS, Daniel Weisiger
Born May/June 1821, Frankfort KY
Died June 13 1872, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st Louisiana Regulars, October 1861 Col., Pensacola, Shiloh (w), May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn (the Louisiana Brigade) at Perryville, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn (the same brigade) at Murfreesboro (w), commanded Adamsí Bde/Breckenridgeís Divn at Chickamauga (w,c), commanded Dist. of Central Alabama, defence of Selma.
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes Brother of Gen W W Adams

Name ADAMS, John
Born July 1 1825, Nashville TN
Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, served in 1st Dragoons, Mexican War, frontier duty
War Service May 1861 Capt. in Confederate Regular Cavalry, May 1862 Col., December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Tilghman's brigade in Vicksburg campaign, commanded Adamsí Bde/Loringís Divn in Atlanta campaign, Resaca, Franklin (k).

Name ADAMS, William Wirt
Born March 22 1819, Frankfort KY
Died March 1 1888, Jackson MS
Pre-War Profession Army of Texas, planter, banker, politician
War Service October 1861 Col. of 1st Mississippi Cavalry, rear guard in A S Johnston's retreat from Kentucky, Shiloh, Iuka, Vicksburg campaign, opposed Griersonís raid, September 1863 Brig. Gen., Meridian, commanded a brigade in Forrest's corps.
Post war Career Revenue agent, postmaster
Notes Died in a street fight with a newspaper editor.

Name ALEXANDER, Edward Porter
Born May 26 1835, Washington GA
Died April 28 1910, Savannah GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, instructor at West Point, Utah expedition.
War Service June 1861 Capt. of Engineers, signal officer at First Manassas, Lt. Col. and chief of ordnance of ANV, December 1862 Col., chief of artillery in Longstreet's Corps, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Knoxville, February 1864 Brig. Gen., Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (w), Appomattox.
Post War Career Professor of Engineering, railroad president, wrote memoirs.
Notes Commanded the barrage before Pickett's charge
Further reading
Alexander, E. Porter Fighting for the Confederacy : the personal recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander, edited by Gary W. Gallagher. Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, c1989
Alexander, E. Porter Military memoirs of a Confederate : a critical narrative. New York, Da Capo Press, 1993
Golay, Michael To Gettysburg and beyond : the parallel lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander. New York, Crown Publishers, c1994
Klein, Maury Edward Porter Alexander. Athens GA, University of Georgia Press 1971

Name ALLEN, Henry Watkins
Born April 29 1820, Prince Edward Cty VA
Died April 22 1866, Mexico City
Pre-War Profession Teacher, fought for Texas independence, lawyer, planter, politician
War Service 1861 Pvt., Lt. Col. of 4th Louisiana, March 1862 Col., Shiloh (w), commanded the Louisiana Brigade at Baton Rouge (w), Brig. Gen. August 1863 and posted to Trans Mississippi , Governor of Louisiana 1864-65.
Post War Career Newspaper publisher
Notes A great war governor
Further reading
Cassidy, Vincent H Henry Watkins Allen of Louisiana. Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1964

Name ALLEN, William Wirt
Born September 11 1835, New York NY
Died November 24 1894, Sheffield AL
Pre-War Profession Planter
War Service 1861 1st Lt. in Montgomery Mounted Rifles, Maj. in 1st Alabama Cavalry, Shiloh, 1862 Col., Perryville (w), Murfreesboro (w), Brig. Gen. February 1864, commanded a brigade under Wheeler in Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, Maj. Gen. (temporary) March 1865
Post War Career Planter, railroads, US Marshal

Name ANDERSON, George Burgwyn
Born April 12 1831, nr Hillsboro NC
Died October 16 1862, Raleigh NC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, 2nd Dragoons, frontier duty
War Service April 1861 Col. of 4th North Carolina, Williamsburg, Brig. Gen. June 1862, commanded NC (formerly Featherstonís) Bde/D H Hill's division in Seven Days, Malvern Hill (w), South Mountain, Sharpsburg (w), died following an amputation.

Name ANDERSON, George Thomas "Tige"
Born February 3 1824, Covington GA
Died April 4 1901, Anniston AL
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, Regular Army 1855-58
War Service 1861 Col. of 11th Georgia, commanded a brigade in D R Jones' division during Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Brig. Gen. November 1862, commanded Andersonís Bde/Hood's Divn at Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Gettysburg (w), Chickamauga, Knoxville, commanded Andersonís Bde/Fieldís Divn at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Freight agent, police chief, tax collector

Name ANDERSON, James Patton
Born February 16 1822, Franklin Cty TN
Died September 20 1872, Memphis TN
Pre-War Profession Doctor, Mexican War, politician, US Marshal
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Florida, Pensacola, Brig. Gen. February 1862, commanded Andersonís Bde/Braggís Divn at Shiloh, commanded a division in the Kentucky campaign, Perryville, commanded Walthallís Bde at Murfreesboro, commanded Hindmanís Divn at Chickamauga and Chattanooga, Maj. Gen. February 1864, commanded Dist. of Florida, commanded Hindmanís Divn at Atlanta, Jonesboro (w), commanded Taliaferroís Divn in Carolinas campaign, Greensboro.
Post War Career Newspaper editor
Further reading
Hoffmann, John The Confederate collapse at the Battle of Missionary Ridge : the reports of James Patton Anderson and his brigade commanders. Dayton OH, Morningside 1985

Name ANDERSON, Joseph Reid
Born February 16 1813, Botetourt Cty VA
Died September 7 1892, Isles of Shoals NH
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1836, engineering duty, resigned 1837, Superintendent of Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond.
War Service August 1861 Maj. of artillery, Brig. Gen. September 1861, commanded 3rd North Carolina Bde/A P Hillís Divn in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days (w), resigned commission July 1862, Supervisor of Tredegar Iron Works
Post War Career President, Tredegar Iron Works
Further reading
Dew, Charles B Ironmaker to the Confederacy: Joseph R. Anderson and the Tredegar Iron Works New Haven, Yale University Press 1966

Name ANDERSON, Richard Heron "Fightin' Dick"
Born October 7 1821, Sumter Cty SC
Died June 26 1879, Beaufort SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, 2nd Dragoons, Mexican War, resigned December 1860.
War Service March 1861 Col. of 1st South Carolina, Fort Sumter, commanded at Charleston, July 1862 Brig. Gen., Pensacola, commanded Longstreetís Divn at Seven Pines, commanded Andersonís Bde/Longstreetís Divn in Seven Days, Maj. Gen. July 1862, commanded Andersonís Divn/Longstreet's Corps at Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, commanded II Corps at Spotsylvania, May 1864 Lt. Gen., Cold Harbor, commanded Bushrod Johnsonís Divn at Sayler's Creek.
Post War Career State phosphate agent
On the Internet General Richard Heron Anderson

Name ANDERSON, Robert Houstoun
Born October 1 1835, Savannah GA
Died February 8 1888, Savannah GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, garrison duty, served in Washington state, resigned May 1861.
War Service March 1861 Lt. of Artillery, Maj., Ft. McAllister, January 1863 Col. of 5th Georgia Cavalry, in Wheeler's cavalry division, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Allenís Georgia Cavalry Bde in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign
Post War Career Chief of police in Savannah

Name ANDERSON, Samuel Read
Born February 17 1804, Bedford Cty VA
Died January 2 1883, Nashville TN
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, bank cashier, postmaster
War Service May 1861 Maj. Gen. of Tennessee State Troops, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Provisional Army, Western Virginia campaign, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Peninsula campaign, 1862 resigned due to ill health, November 1864 reappointed Brig. Gen., in charge of the Bureau of Conscription for Tennessee
Post War Career Businessman.

Name ARCHER, James Jay
Born December 19 1817, Bel Air MD
Died October 24 1864, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, commissioned to US Army 1855, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Col. of 5th Texas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, June 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Tennessee Bde/Hill's Light Division in Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Archerís Bde/Heth's Divn at Gettysburg (c), exchanged 1864, briefly commanded 2 brigades, died as a result of continuing ill health.
Notes First General officer to be captured after Lee took command of the ANV.

Name ARMISTEAD, Lewis Addison
Born February 18 1817, New Bern NC
Died July 5 1863, Gettysburg PA
Pre-War Profession West Point (dismissed 1836), 1839 commissioned Lt. in 6th Infantry, Mexican War, resigned US Army 1861.
War Service March 1861 Col. of 57th Virginia, Western Virginia campaign, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Armisteadís Bde/Huger's Divn at Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded Armisteadís Bde/R H Anderson's Divn at Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Armisteadís Bde/Pickett's Divn at Gettysburg (mw).
Notes Reached the cannons on Cemetery Ridge before being wounded.
On the Internet Armistead's pre-Civil War Years
Further reading
Motts, Wayne E Trust in God and fear nothing: Gen. Lewis A. Armistead, CSA Gettysburg PA, Farnsworth House Military Impressions, 1994

Name ARMSTRONG, Frank Crawford
Born November 22 1835, Choctaw Agency, Indian Territory
Died September 8 1909, Bar Harbor ME
Pre-War Profession 1855 commissioned as 2nd Lt. in Regular Army, Capt.
War Service 1861 First Bull Run (fought for the Union), resigned August 1861. Staff officer at Elkhorn Tavern, Col. of 3rd Louisiana, cavalry commander of Sterling Price's forces, Iuka, Corinth, April 1863 Brig. Gen., Tullahoma campaign, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Selma.
Post War Career Indian Inspector

Name ASHBY, Turner
Born October 23 1828, Fauquier Cty VA
Died June 6 1862, Harrisonburg VA
Pre-War Profession Businessman, farmer
War Service 1861 Capt. in 7th Virginia Cavalry, scouting duty, October 1861 Col., commanded Jackson's cavalry in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, May 1862 Brig. Gen., killed during Jackson's withdrawal from the Valley.
Notes His brother was murdered by a Union patrol in 1861.
Further reading
Bushong, Millard Kessler General Turner Ashby and Stonewall's valley campaign Verona VA, McClure Print. Co. 1980
Cunningham, Frank Harrison Knight of the Confederacy : Gen. Turner Ashby San Antonio TX, Naylor Co. 1960

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