Special Sub-Topic: Less Well Known Confederate Generals
|This Confederate general was killed in action at the battle of Franklin in 1864. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 1, 1825 and educated at West Point (Class of 1846). He was a career soldier before the Civil War started with his first action being in the Mexican War.|
John Adams. General Adams, by all accounts, was mortally wounded at Franklin but refused to leave the field. He became a brigadier general on December 29, 1862 and is buried in Pulaski, TN.
|This Confederate General was formerly a newspaper editor and a representative. His claim to fame is that his brigade hampered the efforts of Union engineers to build bridges across the Rappahannock at Fredricksburg. He is most remembered though for being mortally wounded on the second day at Gettysburg.|
William Barksdale. Although born and educated in Tennessee, Barksdale moved to Mississippi where he became editor of the "Columbus Democrat" and and also a representative from that state. He briefly served as an officer during the Mexican War. After his death at Gettysburg he was buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Jackson, Mississippi.
|This Confederate general helped write the Confederate Constitution. He was born and educated in Georgia. He was mortally wounded at Fredricksburg.|
Thomas R. R. Cobb. Thomas Reade Roots Cobb was born in Jefferson County, Georgia in 1823. He was a lawyer before the war. He was shot in the thigh at Fredricksburg on the Sunken Road where he bled to death. His brother, Howell Cobb, was also a Confederate general.
|This Confederate general is most famously known for being in charge of the troops that started the Battle of Gettysburg when they went looking for shoes. He was also severely wounded at Gettysburg. He also fought in a number of the major campaigns in the eastern theater.|
Henry Heth. Henry Heth will always be remembered as the commander of the troops that went looking for shoes in Gettysburg. He graduated from West Point and was an army officer on the frontier from 1847-1861. He became an insurance agent after the was and died in Washington DC and was buried in Hollywood Cemetery in Richmond, VA.
|This Confederate general was from South Carolina. He served in the Mexican War and was a state legislator. He was captured at Sayler's Creek and imprisoned at Fort Warren until July 1865. He served in almost every major campaign in the Eastern theater.|
Joseph B. Kershaw. Kershaw was born in 1822 and became a lawyer. At the start of the war he was a colonel with the 2nd South Carolina and served admirably throughout the war. After the war he once again took up his law practive and returned to the state legislature in South Carolina. He died in Camden, SC and is buried in Quaker Cemetery in that city.
|This Confederate General was considered by many to be the premier military leader for the Southern forces. He was killed in action early in the war at Shiloh.|
Albert S. Johnston. Alsbert S. Johnston was killed at Shiloh on April 6, 1862. He graduated from West Point in 1826 and was a career US Army officer except for the stint he served as Secretary of War for the Republic of Texas. He is buried in Austin, Texas.
|This Confederate general was second in command at Franklin and Nashville. He served in the Mexican War where he had an arm amputated. He was from Wilmington, NC and in the years after the Civil War he served in the Egyptian Army.|
William W. Loring. William W. Loring was born in North Carolina and graduated from George town in 1842. He served in the US army as a enlisted soldier and was promted to an officer in 1837 when he resigned to become a lawyer and later a state legislator from Florida. He went back to the army at the start of the Mexican War where he served until the start of the Civil War. After his mercenary service in Egypt after the war he became a banker.
|This Confederate general graduated from West Point in 1854. He has been credited with negotiating the surrender of Fort Sumter. He was captured at Vicksburg and wounded at Nashville. He later became the the Commander in Chief of the United Confederate Veterans from 1904-1908.|
Stephen D. Lee. Stephen D. Lee served on the frontier from 1854-1861 in the United States Army. After the War he served as a state legislator in Mississippi and became a commissioner of the Vicksburg National Military Park. He reached the rank of Lieutenant General in the Confederate Army
|This Confederate general is more famous for his service as a Senator from Alabama from 1876-1907. At the start of the war he enlisted as a private with the Cahaba Rifles. He was promoted to brigadier general in November of 1863.|
John T. Morgan. Morgan was born in Tennessee and became a lawyer before the start of the war. He was very supportive of arming slaves to fight for the Confederacy.
|This Confederate general has a very famous nickname but he was also known as "Tom Fool" at times. He graduated from West Point in 1846 an served as army officer in the Mexican War. He was wounded in battle and died at Guinea Station on May 10, 1863.|
Thomas J. Jackson. Thomas Jasckson is more famously known as "Stonewall" Jackson. He was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville on May 2 and died 8 days later after his arm was amputated. Although he had many quirks he was one of the most brilliant tacticians on either side of the war.
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