(1815 - 1863)
Home State: Georgia
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Semmes' Brigade
see his Battle Report
Before the war, he was a banker, planter and a Captain in the state militia. In 1861, he was Colonel of 2nd Georgia. In March 1862, promoted to Brig. Gen. in command of a brigade in Magruder's division fighting in Yorktown, Williamsburg and Seven Pines. He was assigned command of a brigade in McLaws' division fighting in Savage's Station, and Malvern Hill.
On the Campaign
In command of Semmes' Brigade in McLaws' Division.
The rest of the War
He was mortally wounded while leading the attack of his brigade at Gettysburg, July 2, 1863.
References & notes
Note: Cousin of famed Confederate commerce raider Admiral Raphael Semmes
More on the Web
See his Gravesite
6/4/1815; Wilkes County, GA
7/10/1863 Martinsburg, WV; burial in Linwood Cemetery, Columbus, GA