Name CABELL, William Lewis "Old Tige"
Born January 1 1827, Danville VA
Died February 22 1911, Dallas TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, Quartermaster's Dept.
War Service 1861 Major, chief quartermaster to Beauregard, staff of J E Johnston, joined Van Dorn's cavalry, Elkhorn Tavern, Corinth (w), Iuka, January 1863 Brig. Gen. commanding cavalry in Arkansas and recruiting, Poison Spring, Sterling Price's raid (c).
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, lottery supervisor
Further reading
Harvey, Paul Old Tige: General William L. Cabell, CSA Hillsboro TX, Hill Junior College Press 1970

Name CAMPBELL, Alexander William
Born June 4 1828, Nashville TN
Died June 13 1893, Jackson TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Pvt, Maj., 1861 Col. of 33rd Tennessee, Shiloh (w), served on Polk's staff, volunteer and conscript duty in Tennessee, captured in July 1863, exchanged February 1865 and given command of a brigade in Jackson’s Divn/Forrest's Corps, March 1865 Brig. Gen..
Post War Career Lawyer

Name CANTEY, James
Born December 30 1818, Camden SC
Died June 30 1874, Fort Mitchell AL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Mexican War, planter.
War Service 1861 Col. of 15th Alabama, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Seven Days, January 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Cantey’s Divn at the start of the Atlanta campaign, then commanded Cantey’s Bde/Walthall’s Divn, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Planter

Name CAPERS, Ellison
Born October 14 1837, Charleston SC
Died April 22 1908, Columbia SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated The Citadel 1857, teacher
War Service 1861 Maj. of South Carolina Rifles, Fort Sumter, Lt. Col. of 24th South Carolina, Secessionville, Vicksburg campaign, Jackson (w), Chickamauga, commanded Gist's brigade in part of Atlanta campaign, Col., Franklin (w), March 1865 Brig. Gen., Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Post War Career Minister, bishop.

Name CARROLL, William Henry
Born 1810, Nashville TN
Died May 3 1868, Montreal Canada
Pre-War Profession Planter, postmaster.
War Service 1861 Col. of 37th Tennessee, October 1861 Brig. Gen., Mill Springs, arrested under Bragg's orders for drunkenness, incompetency and neglect, resigned February 1863.
Post War Career Moved to Canada.

Name CARTER, John Carpenter
Born December 19 1837, Waynesboro GA
Died December 10 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, teacher.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 38th Tennessee, Shiloh, 1862 Col., Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, commanded M J Wright's brigade in the Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Cheatham's division at Jonesboro, Franklin (mw).

Name CHALMERS, James Ronald
Born January 11 1831, Halifax Cty VA
Died April 9 1898, Memphis TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service March 1861 Capt. in 9th Mississippi, April 1861 Col., commanded a brigade at Pensacola, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/Bragg’s Corps at Shiloh, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Murfreesboro (w), transferred to cavalry, command 1st Cavalry Divn under Forrest, Ft Pillow, Franklin and Nashville campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman.
Notes Earned high praise from Forrest at Shiloh

Name CHAMBLISS, John Randolph Jr.
Born January 23 1833, Hicksford VA
Died August 16 1864, Charles City Road VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, resigned 1854, planter.
War Service 1861 Col. of 41st Virginia, July 1861 Col. of 13th Virginia Cavalry, Sharpsburg campaign, Fredericksburg campaign, Chancellorsville campaign, Brandy Station, commanded Rooney Lee’s Bde at Aldie, Hanover, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, January 1864 Brig. Gen., Wilderness, Yellow Tavern, Trevilian Station, Petersburg campaign (mw,c).

Name CHEATHAM, Benjamin Franklin
Born October 20 1820, Nashville TN
Died September 4 1886, Nashville TN
Pre-War Profession Farmer, Mexican War, Maj. Gen. in Tennessee state militia, gold miner.
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. then Maj. Gen. in Provisional Army of Tennessee, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army, Belmont, March 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded 1st Divn/Polk’s Corps at Shiloh, Perryville, Murfreesboro, commanded Cheatham’s Divn/Polk’s Corps at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, commanded Cheatham’s Divn/Hardee’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Superintendent of prisons, postmaster.
Notes Blamed by Hood for letting Schofield escape at Spring Hill.
Further reading
Losson, Christopher Tennessee's forgotten warriors : Frank Cheatham and his Confederate division Knoxville, University of Tennessee Press 1989

Name CHESNUT, James Jr.
Born January 18 1815, Camden SC
Died February 1 1885, Camden SC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US senator.
War Service 1861 elected to CSA Congress, Col. on Beauregard's staff at Fort Sumter, First Manassas, staff of President Davis, April 1864 Brig. Gen., led reserves in South Carolina.
Post War Career Politician
Notes Husband of Mary Boykin Chesnut, diarist.

Name CHILTON, Robert Hall
Born February 25 1815, Loudoun Cty VA
Died February 18 1879, Columbus GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Capt. of Dragoons, Mexican War, army paymaster.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. Adjutant and Inspector General's Dept., chief of staff to R E Lee, Brig. Gen. (confirmed February 1864 after 18 months), April 1864 relieved from duty at own request, Inspector general, May 1864 commanded near Richmond, Inspector general.
Post War Career Manufacturer
Notes Penned Lee's Lost Order.

Name CHURCHILL, Thomas James
Born March 10 1824, Jefferson Cty KY
Died May 14 1905, Little Rock AR
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, farmer.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Arkansas Mounted Rifles, Wilson's Creek, March 1862 Brig. Gen., Elkhorn Tavern, Richmond KY, Arkansas Post (s), Red River campaign, Jenkins' Ferry, March 1865 Maj. Gen., surrendered in Texas.
Post War Career Exile in Mexico, state treasurer of Arkansas, governor.
Notes Shortages in accounts while he was state treasurer were attributed to poor bookkeeping.

Name CLANTON, James Holt
Born January 8 1827, Columbia Cty GA
Died September 27 1871, Knoxville TN
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Capt. of mounted troops, 1861 Col. of 1st Alabama Cavalry, Shiloh, Booneville, Polk's staff, November 1863 Brig. Gen., Atlanta campaign, commanded a mounted brigade in Alabama, Bluff Spring FL (w,c).
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes Assassinated by a drunken ex-federal officer.

Name CLARK, Charles
Born May 24 1811, Lebanon OH
Died December 18 1877, Bolivar Cty MS
Pre-War Profession Teacher, planter, politician, Mexican War
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. then Maj. Gen. of state troops, May 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Divn/Polk’s Corps at Shiloh (w), Baton Rouge (w,c), paroled, resigned October 1863, governor of Mississippi.
Post War Career Lawyer.

Name CLARK, John Bullock Jr.
Born January 14 1831, Fayette MO
Died September 7 1903, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Lt. then Capt. of 6th Missouri, Maj., Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Col., commanded a brigade at Elkhorn Tavern, March 1864 Brig. Gen., Price's Missouri raid.
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman, Clerk of the House, lawyer.

Name CLAYTON, Henry DeLamar
Born March 7 1827, Pulaski Cty GA
Died October 13 1889, Tuscaloosa AL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service March 1861 Col. of 1st Alabama, recruited and commanded 39th Alabama, Kentucky campaign, Murfreesboro (w), April 1863 Brig. Gen., Chickamauga (w), Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded A P Stewart's Divn at Jonesboro, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Judge, university president.
Notes Performed well in the rear guard after Nashville.

Name CLEBURNE, Patrick Ronayne
Born March 17 1828, County Cork Ireland
Died November 30 1864, Franklin TN
Pre-War Profession Served in 41st Regiment, British Army, emigrated to US, pharmacist, lawyer.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 15th Arkansas, 1861 Col., March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 2nd Bde/Hardee’s Corps at Shiloh, commanded two brigades at Richmond KY (w), December 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded 2nd Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, commanded 2nd Divn/Hill’s Corps at Chickamauga, Tunnel Hill at Chattanooga (where he stopped Sherman), commanded 2nd Divn/Hardee’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Franklin (k).
Notes A great combat general whose career was damaged by his proposal to muster slaves as combat soldiers.
Further reading
Maguire, John Francis The Irish in America New York, D.& J. Sadlier 1884
Nash, Charles Edward Biographical sketches of Gen. Pat Cleburne and Gen. T. C. Hindman, together with humorous anecdotes and reminiscences of the late Civil War Dayton OH, Press of Morningside Bookshop 1977
Purdue, Howell Pat Cleburne, Confederate general : a biography Tuscaloosa AL, Portals Press 1977

Name CLINGMAN, Thomas Lanier
Born July 27 1812, Huntsville NC
Died November 3 1897, Morgantown NC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman, US senator
War Service 1861 Col. of 25th North Carolina, New Bern, May 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Clingman’s Bde/Hoke’s Divn at Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Weldon Railroad (w).
Post War Career Lawyer, surveyor.

Name COBB, Howell
Born September 7 1815, Jefferson Cty GA
Died October 9 1868, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman, Speaker of the House, Governor of Georgia, Secretary of the Treasury
War Service Confederate congressman, July 1861 Col. of 16th Georgia, February 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Cobb’s Bde/McLaws' Divn in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, September 1863 Maj. Gen. in command of Dist. of Georgia and Florida.
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes In Georgia, worked to resolve differences between Governor Brown and President Davis.
Further reading
Simpson, John Eddins Howell Cobb: the politics of ambition Chicago, Adams Press 1973

Name COBB, Thomas Reade Rootes
Born April 10 1823, Jefferson Cty GA
Died December 13 1862, Fredericksburg VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, writer
War Service August 1861 Col. of Cobb's Legion, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg campaign, November 1862, commanded Cobb’s Bde/McLaws' Divn at Fredericksburg (mw).
Notes Brother of Howell Cobb.
Further reading
McCash, William B Thomas R. R. Cobb (1823-1862) : the making of a southern nationalist Macon GA, Mercer University Press 1983

Name COCKE, Philip St George
Born April 17 1809, Fluvanna Cty VA
Died December 26 1861, Powhatan Cty VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, resigned 1834, farmer, writer.
War Service April 1861 Brig. Gen. in Virginia forces, First Manassas, October 1861 Brig. Gen. CSA, returned home in poor health, suicided.

Name COCKRELL, Francis Marion
Born October 1 1834, Johnson City MO
Died December 13 1915, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Pvt. then Capt. in Missouri State Guard, 3rd Missouri, Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Elkhorn Tavern, Col. of 1st Missouri, Vicksburg campaign (c), paroled, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Cockrell’s Bde/French’s Divn in Atlanta campaign, Franklin (w), Mobile (c).
Post War Career Lawyer, US senator.
Further reading
Cockrell, Francis Marion The Senator from Missouri; the life and times of Francis Marion Cockrell New York, Exposition Press 1962
Gottschalk, Phil In deadly earnest : the history of the First Missouri Brigade, CSA Columbia MO, Missouri River Press 1991

Name COLQUITT, Alfred Holt
Born April 20 1824, Walton City GA
Died March 26 1894, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, US congressman
War Service May 1861 Col. of 6th Georgia, Peninsula, Seven Days, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Colquitt’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Olustee, commanded Colquitt’s Bde/Hoke’s Divn at Drewry's Bluff, Petersburg.
Post War Career Lawyer, farmer, governor of Georgia, US senator

Name COLSTON, Raleigh Edward
Born October 31 1825, Paris France
Died July 29 1896, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated VMI 1846, professor
War Service May 1861 Col. of 16th Virginia, December 1861 Brig. Gen., commanded Colston’s Bde/Longstreet's Divn at Williamsburg, Seven Pines, commanded Trimble’s Divn at Chancellorsville (relieved of command), assigned to Petersburg, commanded forces at Lynchburg.
Post War Career Col. in Egyptian army

Name CONNER, James
Born September 1 1829, Charleston SC
Died June 26 1883, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US district attorney
War Service 1861 Capt. of the Montgomery Guards, Fort Sumter, may 1861 Capt. in Hampton Legion, First Manassas, Maj., Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, June 1862 Col. of 22nd North Carolina, Gaines Mill (w), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, June 1864 Brig. Gen. commanded Kershaw's Bde/Kershaw's Divn at Petersburg, Cedar Creek (w).
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.

Name COOK, Philip
Born July 31 1817, Twiggs Cty GA
Died May 21 1894, Atlanta GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service May 1861 Pvt. in 4th Georgia, Seven Days (w), Lt. Col., Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Col., Second Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), granted leave to sit in Georgia legislature, August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Doles' Bde/Rodes' Divn, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (w), Cedar Creek, Fort Stedman (w), captured in hospital.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician

Name COOKE, John Rogers
Born June 9 1833, Jefferson Barracks MO
Died April 10 1891, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession 1855 commissioned 2nd Lt. US 8th Infantry
War Service 1861 Lt., First Manassas, April 1862 Col. of 27th North Carolina, Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Cooke’s Bde/Ransom's Divn at Fredericksburg, Bristoe Station (w), Wilderness (w), commanded Cooke’s Bde/Heth’s Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Merchant, co-founded Confederate Soldiers' Home.
Notes Son of US General Philip St George Cooke, and brother-in-law of J E B Stuart

Name COOPER, Douglas Hancock
Born November 1 1815, Amite Cty (?) MS
Died April 29 1879, Bryan Cty OK
Pre-War Profession Planter, Mexican War, Indian agent
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Choctaw and Chickasaw Mounted Rifles, Elkhorn Tavern, Newtonia, Honey Springs, May 1863 Brig. Gen., district command of Indian Territory
Post War Career Supporter of Indian claims against the government

Name COOPER, Samuel
Born June 12 1798, Hackensack NJ
Died December 3 1876, Alexandria VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1815, Seminole War, 1852 Adjutant General
War Service March 1861 Brig. Gen. (Regular) in Confederate Army, Adjutant General and Inspector General, August 1861 General.
Post War Career Farmer
Notes At the end of the War, handed all records intact to Federal authorities.

Name CORSE, Montgomery Dent
Born March 14 1816, Alexandria VA
Died February 11 1895, Alexandria VA
Pre-War Profession Gold miner, Mexican War, banker, militia officer.
War Service 1861 Col. of 17th Virginia, Blackburn's Ford, First Manassas, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Sharpsburg (w), November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Corse’s Bde/Pickett's Divn at Fredericksburg, Chickamauga, Knoxville, Drewry's Bluff, New Bern, Petersburg, Five Forks, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career Banker

Name COSBY, George Blake
Born January 19 1830, Louisville KY
Died June 29 1909, Oakland CA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, frontier duty, instructor at West Point.
War Service 1861 staff Major, Fort Donelson (s), January 1863 Brig. Gen., command of Van Dorn's cavalry, Vicksburg campaign, served in East Tennessee.
Post War Career Farmer

Name COX, William Ruffin
Born March 11 1832, Halifax Cty NC
Died December 26 1919, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, planter
War Service 1861 Maj. in 2nd North Carolina, Seven Days, Lt. Col., Sharpsburg, Fredericksburg, Col., Chancellorsville (w), Kelly's Ford (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, June 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Cox’s Bde/Ramseur’s Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Politician, judge, US congressman, Secretary of the Senate.

Name CRITTENDEN, George Bibb
Born March 20 1812, Russellville KY
Died November 27 1880, Danville KY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, Black Hawk war, 1833 resigned, Texas army, Mexican War, remained in the US army, resigned 1861.
War Service August 1861 Brig. Gen., November 1861 Maj. Gen., invasion of Kentucky, Mill Springs, court martialled for drunkenness, resigned October 1862, served in subordinate capacities in western Virginia.
Post War Career State librarian of Kentucky.
Notes Brother of Union general T L Crittenden.

Name CUMMING, Alfred
Born January 30 1829, Augusta GA
Died December 5 1910, Rome GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, Mormon expedition, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. of Augusta Volunteer Bn, Maj. in 1st Georgia, Lt. Col. of 10th Georgia, Peninsula campaign, Malvern Hill (w), Crampton's Gap, Sharpsburg, October 1862 Col., October 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 3rd Bde/Stevenson’s Divn at Champion's Hill, Vicksburg (s), paroled, commanded Cumming’s Bde/Stevenson's Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Snake Creek Gap, Resaca, Jonesboro (w).
Post War Career Farmer, American Military Commission to Korea.

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