(1831 - 1918)
Home State: Virginia
Education: Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Class of 1852
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Cavalry
Unit: Robertson's Brigade
see his Battle Report
After graduating from VMI he was a cotton planter in Mississippi; farmer in Bedford Co. VA before the War.
On the Campaign
At Crampton's Gap of the South Mountain, with about 800 men, dismounted, he made a gallant defense against the advance of a Federal corps. At Sharpsburg he was actively engaged on the 17th and 18th, on Lee's right wing, guarding the lower fords of the Antietam, crossed the Potomac in the presence of the enemy, and defended the retreat from Boteler's ford.
(quoted from Confederate Military History, excerpted online)
The rest of the War
He was appointed Brigadier General in November 1864; took command of Fitzhugh Lee's division and fought at Five Forks, High Bridge, Sayler's Creek, and Appomattox.
After the War
Iron manufacturer and farmer; President, VMI Board of Visitors, 1884-1888.
References & notes
Source: VMI Archives, online
3/29/1831; Richmond, VA
2/27/1918; Uniontown, AL; burial in Lynchburg, Virginia