(1836 - 1906)
Home State: Virginia
Education: University of Virginia, Law, Class of 1857
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 18th Virginia Infantry
see his Battle Report
He practiced law and edited Danville's Democratic Appeal before the Civil War, and was elected the city's Commonwealth Attorney in September 1858. He enrolled as Major of the 18th Virginia Infantry on 25 May 1861.
On the Campaign
He commanded the regiment in Maryland.
The rest of the War
In October 1863 he was appointed provost-marshal of the city of Petersburg. He commanded the regiment in the Wilderness, VA in May 1864, was wounded at Drewry's Bluff, VA on 16 May, and was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on 27 July 1864.
After the War
He was elected as a Democrat to the Forty-fourth and five succeeding Congresses (March 4, 1875-March 3, 1887) from Virginia.
References & notes
01/25/1836; Danville, VA
06/23/1906; Baltimore, MD; burial in Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, VA