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Elon John Farnsworth

Born: July 30, 1837, Michigan Died: July 3, 1863, Gettysburg, PA Education: University of Michigan Years of service: 1861–1863 Battles and wars: Utah War, American Civil War, Battle of Chancellorsville, Battle of Gettysburg Overview Elon Farnsworth was an officer who experienced a meteoric rise to a general’s star only to be killed five days later in a suicidal charge. A…

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne

Born: March 1828, Killumney, Ireland Died: November 30, 1864, Franklin, TN Place of burial: Maple Hill Cemetery, Helena-West Helena, AR Unit: 41st (Welch) Regiment of Foot Years of service: 1846–1849; 1861–1864 Battles and wars: American Civil War, Battle of Shiloh, MORE Life The most popular Confederate division commander was the “Stonewall of the West”-Patrick R. Cleburne. Appropriately, the native of…

Jefferson Davis & Varina Howell Davis

Jefferson Davis Born: June 3, 1808, Kentucky Died: December 6, 1889, New Orleans, LA Buried: Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA President of the Confederate States of America Jefferson Davis was born June 3, 1808, in that portion of Christian county, Kentucky, which was afterwards set off as Todd county. His grandfather was a colonist from Wales, living…

Alexander Hamilton Stephens

Most famous for serving as the vice president of the Confederacy during the Civil War (1861-65), Alexander Hamilton Stephens was a near-constant force in state and national politics for a half-century. Born near Crawfordville, in Taliaferro County, on February 11, 1812, to Margaret Grier and Andrew Baskins Stephens, the young…

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