(1824 - 1884)
Home State: Georgia
Education: Franklin College, Class of 1840
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Hood's Brigade
see his Battle Report
Pre-War Profession: Lawyer, served in Mexican War, and was a planter, politician, and newspaper editor. In June 1861 he was commissioned Colonel of the 18th Georgia Regiment, and served in the North Carolina and Peninsula campaigns, at Seven Pines, at the Seven Days, and (temporarily) commanded Hood's "Texas" Brigade at Second Manassas.
On the Campaign
Commanded Hood's "Texas" Brigade in Hood's Division of Longstreet's Command.
The rest of the War
He commanded Cobb's Brigade/McLaws' Division at Fredericksburg after the death of BGen TRR Cobb. In January 1863 he was appointed BGen. with command of Wofford's Brigade/McLaws' Division at Salem Church and Gettysburg. He commanded Wofford's Brigade/Kershaw's Division at the Wilderness (wounded), Spotsylvania (wounded), Cold Harbor, Petersburg, and Cedar Creek. He was then requested by Georgia's Governor Brown to command the Department of North Georgia.
After the War
He was elected US Congressman in 1865 but was refused his seat by Republican radicals (Georgia was considered out of the Union); therafter local politician and lawyer.
More on the Web
See extensive Wofford family history notes online.
6/28/1824; Habersham County, GA
5/22/1884 Cassville, GA; burial in Cassville Cemetery, GA