Name DAVIDSON, Henry Brevard
Born January 28 1831, Shelbyville TN
Died March 4 1899, Livermore CA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, graduated West Point 1853, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 staff Major, 1862 Col., Island No 10 (c), released, August 1863 Brig. Gen. with a brigade in Wheeler's cavalry, commanded Davidsonís Bde/Pegramís Divn at Chickamauga, commanded Jacksonís Bde/Lomaxís Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Civil engineer, agent of Southern Pacific Railroad.
Name DAVIS, Joseph Robert
Born January 12 1825, Woodville MS
Died September 15 1896, Biloxi MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician
War Service 1861 Capt., Lt. Col. of 10th Mississippi, served as Col. on the President's staff, September 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Davisí Bde/Heth's division at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Appomattox.
Post War Career Lawyer
Notes Nephew of Jefferson Davis
Name DAVIS, William George Mackey
Born May 9 1812, Portsmouth VA
Died March 11 1898, Alexandria VA
Pre-War Profession Sailor, journalist, editor, cotton speculator, judge.
War Service January 1862 Col. of 1st Florida (which he recruited and equipped), elected to Confederate Congress, served in Tennessee, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded the Dept. of East Tennessee, May 1863 resigned, lived in Richmond, operated a fleet of blockade runners from Wilmington NC.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Name DEARING, James
Born April 25 1840, Campbell Cty VA
Died April 23 1865, Lynchburg VA
Pre-War Profession West Point - appointed 1858, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. in Washington Artillery, Peninsula, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Maj., commanded a Battalion in Longstreet's artillery, Gettysburg, commanded Pickett's cavalry in North Carolina, April 1864 Lt. Col. in command of Horse Artillery of ANV, April 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Dearingís Bde/W H F Leeís Divn at Petersburg, near Appomattox (mw).
Notes Last confederate general to die of wounds received in action.
Parker, William L General James Dearing, CSA Lynchburg VA, H.E. Howard 1990
Name DEAS, Zachariah Cantey
Born October 25 1819, Camden SC
Died March 6 1882, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, cotton broker
War Service 1861 Col. of 22nd Alabama (which he raised and financed), Shiloh (w), Kentucky invasion, December 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/Polkís Corps at Murfreesboro, commanded Deasí Bde/Hindmanís Divn at Chickamauga, Atlanta campaign, Franklin, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Cotton broker.
On the Internet Biographical Sketches of Commanders Related to the 19th Alabama Infantry Regiment at the Battle of Chickamauga
Name DE LAGNEL, Julius Adolph
Born July 24 1827, Newark NJ
Died June 3 1912, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession 1847 appointed to US army 2nd Lt. of Artillery, resigned 1861.
War Service March 1861 staff Capt., Rich Mountain (w,c), exchanged a year later, Maj. of 20th Bn of Virginia Artillery, declined Brig. Gen. July 1862, Lt. Col. in Ordnance Bureau, inspector of arsenals.
Post War Career Steamship business.
Name DESHLER, James
Born February 18 1833, Tuscumbia AL
Died September 20 1863, Chickamauga GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, cavalry service in the West.
War Service 1861 Capt. in artillery, Allegheny Summit (w), Col. of artillery, Seven Days, Trans Mississippi, Arkansas Post (s), July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Deshlerís Bde/Cleburne's Divn at Chickamauga (k).
Name DIBRELL, George Gibbs
Born April 12 1822, Sparta TN
Died May 9 1888, Sparta TN
Pre-War Profession Merchant, politician
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 25th Tennessee, Lt. Col., Mill Springs, raised 8th Tennessee Cavalry under Forrest, Murfreesboro, Tullahoma campaign, Atlanta campaign, Savannah, January 1865 Brig. Gen., Carolinas, joined President Davis in his flight.
Post War Career Businessman, railroad president, US congressman.
Name DOCKERY, Thomas Pleasant
Born December 18 1833, NC
Died February 27 1898, New York NY
War Service Col. of Arkansas state troops, Wilson's Creek, Corinth, commanded 2nd Bde/Bowenís Divn at Vicksburg (c), paroled, August 1863 Brig. Gen., Camden expedition, Jenkins' Ferry.
Post War Career Civil engineer
Name DOLES, George Pierce
Born May 14 1830, Milledgeville GA
Died June 2 1864, Bethesda Church VA
Pre-War Profession Businessman, Capt. of Baldwin Blues militia co.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th Georgia, May 1861 Col., Malvern Hill (w), South Mountain, Sharpsburg, November 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Dolesí Bde/D H Hillís Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Dolesí Bde/Rodesí Divn at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (k).
Notes His brigade recaptured the Mule Shoe at Spotsylvania.
Name DONELSON, Daniel Smith
Born June 23 1801, Sumner Cty TN
Died April 17 1863, Montvale Springs TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1825, resigned 1826, planter, politician
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. of state troops, July 1861 Brig. Gen. in Confederate Army, served in West Virginia, then in Charleston, commanded 1st Bde/Cheathamís Divn at Murfreesboro, commanded the Dept of East Tennessee, died of natural causes, 22 April 1863 Maj. Gen.
Notes Selected the sites for Forts Henry and Donelson
Name DRAYTON, Thomas Fenwick
Born August 24 1808, Charleston SC
Died February 18 1891, Florence SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1828, resigned 1836, planter, railroad director, politician
War Service September 1861 Brig. Gen., Port Royal, commanded Draytonís Bde/D R Jones' Divn at Second Manassas, South Mountain, Sharpsburg, performed poorly, transferred to Trans Mississippi.
Post War Career Farmer, insurance agent.
Notes Life-long friend of President Davis
Name DUBOSE, Dudley McIver
Born October 28 1834, Shelby Cty TN
Died March 2 1883, Washington GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 Lt. in 15th Georgia, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Sharpsburg, January 1863 Col., Gettysburg, Chickamauga (w), Wilderness, November 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded DuBoseís Bde/Kershawís Divn at Petersburg, Appomattox campaign, Sayler's Creek (c).
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman.
Notes Married the daughter of Robert Toombs
Name DUKE, Basil Wilson
Born May 28 1838, Georgetown KY
Died September 16 1916, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer
War Service 1861 with Thompson's Partisan Rangers, Pvt. in Lexington Rifles, 2nd Lt. later Lt. Col. of 2nd Kentucky Cavalry, Shiloh, Morgan's Ohio raid (c), exchanged in 1864, served in Eastern Kentucky and western Virginia, September 1864 promoted Brig. Gen. and took command of Morgan's cavalry, escort for President Davis and fugitive Confederate government.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, wrote memoirs, editor.
Notes Brother-in-law of John Hunt Morgan
Duke, Basil W History of Morgan's Cavalry 1867
Duke, Basil W Reminiscences of General Basil W Duke 1911
Name DUNCAN, Johnson Kelly
Born March 19 1827, York PA
Died December 18 1862, Knoxville TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, Seminole war, surveyed railroad routes, resigned 1855, civil engineer.
War Service 1861 Col. of artillery defending forts around New Orleans, January 1862 Brig. Gen., captured when the New Orleans forts fell, exchanged, assigned to Bragg's staff, died of fever.
Name DUNOVANT, John
Born March 5 1825, Chester SC
Died October 1 1864, James River VA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, commissioned 1855 as Capt. of US 10th Infantry, resigned December 1860.
War Service 1860 Maj. in Provisional army of South Carolina, Fort Sumter, Col. of 1st South Carolina, defence of Charleston, June 1862 dismissed for drunkenness, January 1863 appointed Col. of 5th South Carolina Cavalry, Drewry's Bluff, Cold Harbor, Trevilian Station, Petersburg, August 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Dunovantís Bde/Butlerís Divn, Vaughan Road (nr James River) (k).