Name BAKER, Alpheus
Born May 28 1828, Abbeville District SC
Died October 2 1891, Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 1st Alabama, Capt., November 1861 Col. of 54th Alabama, Island No 10 (c), exchanged after 5 months, Vicksburg campaign (w), March 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Baker’s Bde/Stewart’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Resaca, Ezra C hurch (w), Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Lawyer

Name BAKER, Laurence Simmons
Born May 15 1830, Gates Cty NC
Died April 10 1907, Suffolk VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851, frontier service, resigned May 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days campaign, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Gettysburg, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Hampton's Brigade, commanded a Dept in North Carolina, Carolinas c ampaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Farmer, railroad agent
Notes He opposed secession but was loyal to his state.

Name BALDWIN, William Edwin
Born July 28 1827, Statesburg SC
Died February 19 1864, Dog River Factory AL
Pre-War Profession Stationer
War Service 1861 Capt. in Columbus Riflemen, Col. of 14th Mississippi, Fort Donelson (s), exchanged August 1862, September 1862 Brig. Gen., Coffeeville, commanded 1st Bde under M L Smith in Vicksburg campaign (c), served in the Dist. of Mobile.
Notes Death followed a fall from a horse

Name BARKSDALE, William
Born August 21 1821, Smyrna TN
Died July 3 1863, Gettysburg PA
Pre-War Profession Editor, Mexican War, US Congressman
War Service March 1861 Quartermaster General of Mississippi, Col. of 13th Mississippi, First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, August 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Barksdale’s Bde/McLaws' Divn, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (mw).
Notes He led from the front.

Name BARRINGER, Rufus Clay
Born December 2 1821, Cabarrus Cty NC
Died February 3 1895, Charlotte NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 1st North Carolina Cavalry, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Brandy Station (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, June 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Gordon's Bde/W H F Lee's Divn, covered Lee's withdrawal from Richmond, Namozine Church (c).
Post War Career Lawyer, farmer, politician and writer.
Notes Brother-in-law to D H Hill and T J Jackson

Name BARRY, John Decatur
Born June 21 1839, Wilmington NC
Died March 24 1867, Wilmington NC
Pre-War Profession
War Service Pvt in 18th North Carolina State Troops, Capt., Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Maj., Chancellorsville, Col., Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (w), August 1864 Brig. Gen., (not confirmed by Congress) commanded Lanes’ Bde (briefly).
Post War Career Newspaper editor

Name BARTON, Seth Maxwell
Born September 8 1829, Fredericksburg VA
Died April 11 1900, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, frontier duty, resigned June 1861.
War Service June 1861 Capt. of CSA Infantry, Lt. Col. of 3rd Arkansas, Stonewall Jackson's engineer officer 1861-62, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Stevenson’s Divn at Chickasaw Bluffs, Vicksburg (s), exchanged, commanded Armistead's Bde/Ransom’s Divn in Wilderness, relieved of command at Drewry's Bluff, commanded a brigade in Richmond defences, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career
Notes First nomination to Brig. Gen. was withdrawn by President Davis

Name BATE, William Brimage
Born October 7 1826, Bledsoe's Lick TN
Died March 9 1905, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Clerk, Mexican War, journalist, attorney, politician
War Service 1861 Pvt., Col. of 2nd Tennessee, Shiloh (w), October 1862 Brig. Gen., Tullahoma, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, February 1864 Maj. Gen., Dalton, Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville, Greensboro.
Post War Career Lawyer, governor, US senator
Notes He was offered the governorship of Tennessee in 1863, but declined.

Name BATTLE, Cullen Andrews
Born June 1 1829, Powelton GA
Died April 8 1905, Greensboro NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Maj. in 3rd Alabama, Lt. Col., Seven Pines, Col., Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Battle’s Bde/Rodes' Divn in Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Third Winchester, Cedar Creek ( w), incapacitated for the remainder of the War.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, editor, mayor.
Notes Elected to Congress 1868, but refused to take the Ironclad Oath.

Name BEALE, Richard Lee Turberville
Born May 22 1819, Hickory Hill VA
Died April 21 1893, Hague VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US Congressman
War Service May 1861 1st Lt. in Lee's Light Horse - later 9th Virginia Cavalry, Lt. Col., Peninsula campaign, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, Col., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, commanded a brigade in W H F Lee’s Divn, January 186 5 Brig. Gen.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician
Notes Tendered his resignation three times in 1862-63, because he didn't like regular duty.

Name BEALL, William Nelson Rector
Born March 20 1825, Bardstown KY
Died July 25 1883, McMinnville TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, frontier duty, Capt. in 1st Cavalry
War Service August 1861 Capt. of cavalry in Regular Confederate Army, served in Arkansas, April 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded at Port Hudson (s), Confederate agent in New York, purchasing supplies for prisoners of war, released August 1865.
Post War Career Merchant

Name BEAUREGARD, Pierre Gustave Toutant
Born May 28 1818, St Bernard Parish LA
Died February 20 1893, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, Mexican War, Supt. of West Point (briefly) 1861, resigned February 1861
War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Provisional Army, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, July 1861 General, Shiloh - commanded Army of Tennessee after A S Johnston killed, Corinth, superseded by Bragg while on sick leave, defence of South Carolina and Georgia, commanded defences south of Richmond, second in command to Johnston in Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Railroad president, lottery supervisor, politician.
Notes Refused post-war offers to command foreign armies.
On the Internet Portrait of Gen. P G T Beauregard
Further reading
Roman, Alfred The military operations of General Beauregard in the war between the states, 1861 to 1865 New York, Harper & brothers 1884
Williams, T. Harry P.G.T. Beauregard : Napoleon in gray New York : Collier 1962

Name BEE, Barnard Elliott
Born February 8 1824, Charleston SC
Died July 22 1861, nr Manassas VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, Mexican War, Capt. in 10th Infantry, resigned March 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 1st South Carolina Regulars (artillery), June 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/Army of the Shenandoah at First Manassas (mw).
Notes Is credited with giving Jackson the name "Stonewall".

Name BEE, Hamilton Prioleau
Born July 22 1822, Charleston SC
Died October 3 1897, San Antonio TX
Pre-War Profession Civil servant, Mexican War, politician
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. of militia, March 1862 Brig. Gen. in the Confederate Army, administrative duties at Brownsville TX, commanded a cavalry brigade in Red River campaign, Mansfield, Pleasant Hill (w), commanded a division of cavalry und er Wharton.
Post War Career Lived in Mexico, returned to US.
Notes Brother of Barnard Bee

Name BELL, Tyree Harris
Born September 5 1815, Covington KY
Died September 1 1902, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Planter
War Service June 1861 Capt. in 12th Tennessee, Lt. Col., Belmont, Shiloh, Col., Richmond KY, cavalry command under Forrest, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Ft Pillow, Brice's Cross Roads, February 1865 Brig. Gen., Selma.
Post War Career Farmer in California, US land agent.

Name BENNING, Henry Lewis “Old Rock”
Born April 2 1814, Columbia Cty GA
Died July 10 1875, Columbus GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, politician
War Service August 1861 Col. of 17th Georgia, Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded Toombs' brigade at Sharpsburg and Fredericksburg, March 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Benning’s Bde/Hood's Divn at Gettysburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, commanded B enning’s Bde/Field's Divn in Wilderness (w), Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes Known as "Old Rock"

Name BENTON, Samuel
Born October 18 1820, Williamson Cty TN
Died July 28 1864, Griffin GA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Capt. in 9th Mississippi, Col. of 37th (later 34th) Mississippi, Shiloh, 1864 commanded 24th and 27th Mississippi, commanded 34th Mississippi in Atlanta campaign, Atlanta (w), died of wounds, promoted Brig. Gen. to rank from Ju ly 26 1864.

Name BLANCHARD, Albert Gallatin
Born September 10 1810, Charlestown MA
Died July 21 1891, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, frontier and recruiting duty, resigned 1840, businessman, teacher, Mexican War, resigned US Army 1847, engineer.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Louisiana Volunteer Infantry, September 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Blanchard’s Bde/Huger’s Divn at Portsmouth, Seven Pines, conscripting and training duty.
Post War Career Surveyor, engineer.

Name BOGGS, William Robertson
Born March 18 1829, Augusta GA
Died September 11 1911, Winston-Salem NC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, engineer and ordnance duties.
War Service February 1861 Chief Engineer of Georgia, Capt. of ordnance under Beauregard at Charleston, engineer duties in Florida and Georgia, November 1862 Brig. Gen., served as Kirby Smith's chief of staff in Trans Mississippi.
Post War Career Engineer, teacher, wrote memoirs.

Name BONHAM, Milledge Luke
Born December 25 1813, Edgefield District SC
Died August 27 1890, White Sulphur Springs NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Seminole war, Mexican War, US congressman, Maj. Gen. of militia.
War Service 1860 Maj. Gen. in South Carolina army, April 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army, commanded 1st Bde/Army of the Potomac at First Manassas, resigned January 1862 to sit in Confederate Congress, January 1863 Governor of South Carolina , reappointed Brig. Gen. February 1865, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, railroad commissioner.

Name BOWEN, John Stevens
Born October 30 1830, Savannah GA
Died July 13 1863, Raymond MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, frontier duty, resigned 1856, architect.
War Service 1861 Camp Jackson (c), June 1861 Col. of 1st Missouri, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/Breckenridge's (Reserve) Corps at Shiloh (w), Vicksburg campaign, May 1863 Maj. Gen., Vicksburg (s), paroled, died as a result of illnes s contracted during the siege.

Name BRAGG, Braxton
Born March 22 1817, Warrenton NC
Died September 27 1876, Galveston TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole War, Mexican War, Lt. Col., resigned 1856, planter.
War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. of Confederate Provisional Army, Pensacola-Mobile coast, September 1861 Maj. Gen., commanded II Corps at Shiloh, Corinth, April 1862 General, commanded the Army of Tennessee, Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamau ga, Missionary Ridge, resigned his command, chief of staff to President Davis, commanded a division of the Army of Tennessee in Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Engineer
Notes A friend of President Davis.
Further reading
McWhiney, Grady Braxton Bragg and Confederate defeat Tuscaloosa, University of Alabama Press 1991
Seitz, Don Carlos Braxton Bragg, general of the Confederacy Freeport NY, Books for Libraries Press 1971

Name BRANCH, Lawrence O'Bryan
Born November 28 1820, Enfield NC
Died September 17 1862, Sharpsburg MD
Pre-War Profession Editor, lawyer, US Congressman
War Service 1861 Quartermaster General of North Carolina, Col. of 33rd North Carolina, November 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded forces at New Bern, commanded Branch’s Bde/Hill's Light Division at Seven Days, Second Manassas, Chantilly, Sharpsburg (k ).

Name BRANDON, William Lindsay
Born c 1801, Adams Cty MS
Died October 8 1890, Wilkinson Cty MS
Pre-War Profession Planter, politician, Maj. Gen. of militia.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of 21st Mississippi, Malvern Hill (w), Gettysburg, Col., Chickamauga, Knoxville, June 1864 Brig. Gen., conscription duties in Mississippi
Post War Career Planter

Name BRANTLEY, William Felix
Born March 12 1830, Greene Cty AL
Died November 2 1870, nr Winona MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Capt. of Wigfall Rifles in 15th (later 29th) Mississippi, Col., Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Brantley’s Bde/Johnson’s Divn at Franklin, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes Assassinated as a result of a feud.

Name BRATTON, John
Born March 7 1831, Winnsboro SC
Died January 12 1898, Winnsboro SC
Pre-War Profession Physician
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 6th South Carolina, Capt., Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w,c), exchanged several months later, Fredericksburg, Suffolk, Richmond, Wilderness, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Jenkins' Bde/Fields’ Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Farmer, politician

Name BRECKENRIDGE, John Cabell
Born January 15 1821, Lexington KY
Died May 17 1875, Lexington KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US Congressman, US Vice President.
War Service November 1861 Brig. Gen., April 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Reserve Corps at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, commanded 1st Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, Jackson, commanded Breckenridge’s Divn/Hill’s Corps at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, commanded Dept of Southwest Tennessee, commanded Confederate forces at New Market, commanded a division at Cold Harbor, Early's Washington raid, Shenandoah campaign, February 1865 Secretary of War.
Post War Career Exile in Cuba, returned to US, lawyer.
On the Internet Portrait of Gen. J C Breckenridge

Name BREVARD, Theodore Washington
Born August 26 1835, Tuskegee AL
Died June 20 1882, Tallahassee FL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Adjutant General for Florida
War Service 1861 raised Brevard's Partisan Rangers, Maj., Olustee, December 1863 Col. of 11th Florida, Petersburg, March 1865 Brig. Gen., Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes Last general officer appointed by President Davis.

Name BROWN, John Calvin
Born January 6 1827, Giles Cty TN
Died August 17 1889, Red Boiling Springs TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Pvt., May 1861 Col. of 3rd Tennessee, Fort Donelson (c), exchanged after 6 months, August 1862 Brig. Gen., Perryville Tullahoma, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, August 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded 3rd Divn at Franklin (w), Greensboro.
Post War Career Politician, governor of Tennessee, railroad president

Name BROWNE, William Montague
Born July 7 1827, Cty Mayo Ireland
Died April 28 1883, Athens GA
Pre-War Profession British army in Crimean War, diplomat, newspaper editor.
War Service 1861 aide to President Davis (Col. of cavalry), interim Secretary of State February - March 1862, conscription duties in Georgia, November 1864 Brig. Gen. (rejected by Senate), commanded an infantry brigade in Mercer’s Divn at Savan nah.
Post War Career Lawyer, editor, writer, professor
Further reading
Coulter, E. Merton William Montague Browne, versatile Anglo-Irish American, 1823-1883 Athens, University of Georgia Press 1967

Name BRYAN, Goode
Born August 31 1811, Hancock Cty GA
Died August 16 1885, Augusta GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1834, resigned 1835, planter, Mexican War
War Service 1861 Capt. in 16th Georgia, February 1862 Col., Peninsula, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, August 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Semmes’ Bde/Kershaw's Divn at Chickamauga, Knoxville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, C old Harbor, Petersburg, September 1864 resigned due to ill health.
Post War Career

Name BUCKNER, Simon Bolivar
Born April 1 1823, Hart Cty KY
Died January 8 1914, Munfordville KY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1844, Mexican War, resigned 1855, businessman, commander of Kentucky Sate Guard..
War Service 1861 refused commission in Union army, September 1861 Brig. Gen., Fort Donelson (s), exchanged after 6 months, August 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded 3rd Divn at Perryville, coastal defences in the Gulf, command of the Dept of East Tenne ssee, commanded a Corps at Chickamauga, September 1864 Lt. Gen. in Trans-Mississippi as Kirby Smith's chief of staff.
Post War Career Newspaper editor, governor of Kentucky, Vice-presidential nominee 1896.
Notes Last survivor of the top 3 grades of the Confederate army.
On the Internet Portrait of Gen. S B Buckner
Further reading
Stickles, Arndt Mathis Simon Bolivar Buckner: borderland knight Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press 1940

Name BUFORD, Abraham
Born January 18 1820, Woodford Cty KY
Died June 9 1884, Danville IN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Mexican War, frontier duty, resigned 1854, rancher.
War Service 1862 joined the Confederate army, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade of cavalry at Murfreesboro, commanded 3rd Bde/Loring’s Divn in Vicksburg campaign, commanded a brigade in Forrest's Corps, Spring Hill, retreat from Na shville (w), 1865 commanded all cavalry in Alabama, Selma.
Post War Career Horse breeder, politician.
Notes Two cousins were generals in the Union army.

Name BULLOCK, Robert
Born December 8 1828, Greenville NC
Died July 27 1905, Ocala FL
Pre-War Profession Court clerk, Seminole war.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 7th Florida, Lt. Col., Murfreesboro (w), 1863 Col., Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, November 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Bullock’s Bde/Bate's Divn at Spring Hill, Franklin, Murfreesboro (w).
Post War Career Lawyer, judge, politician, US congressman

Name BUTLER, Matthew Calbraith
Born March 8 1836, Greenville SC
Died April 14 1909, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Capt. in Hampton Legion, First Manassas, Maj., August 1862 Col. of 2nd South Carolina Cavalry, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg, Brandy station (w), September 1863 Brig. Gen., Trevilian Station, September 1864 Maj. Gen., co mmanded Butler’s Divn/Cavalry Corps in Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer, US senator, Maj. Gen. of Volunteers in Spanish-American War, businessman.
Notes Worked to integrate blacks into South Carolina politics.

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