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T. Drayton
T. Drayton

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

Thomas Fenwick Drayton

(1808 - 1891)
Home State: South Carolina
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Drayton's Brigade

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated from the USMA in 1828, and resigned in 1836, becoming a planter, railroad director, and politician. In September 1861 he was appointed BGen. and saw action at Port Royal. He commanded Drayton's Brigade/D. R. Jones' Division at Second Manassas and South Mountain.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He led Drayton's Brigade in Jones' Division.

The remainder of the War:
After a reportedly poor performance at Sharpsburg he was transferred to the Trans-Mississippi.

After the War:
He was a farmer and insurance agent.

References, Sources, and other notes:
He was reportedly a life-long friend of President Davis.


College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1828    


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