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T. Drayton

T. Drayton

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

Thomas Fenwick Drayton

(1808 - 1891)

Home State: South Carolina

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1828

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Drayton's Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

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.

On the Campaign

He led Drayton's Brigade in Jones' Division.

The rest 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 & notes

He was reportedly a life-long friend of President Davis.