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R. Pryor

R. Pryor

Confederate (CSA)

Brigadier General

Roger Atkinson Pryor

(1828 - 1919)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Pryor's Brigade

Before Sharpsburg

Pre-War Profession: Lawyer, newspaper editor, US congressman. In 1861 he accompanied Beauregard at Fort Sumter, then entered the Confederate Congress. He resigned his seat in April 1861 and was appointed Colonel of the 3rd Virginia Regiment, leading them at Williamsburg. In April 1862 he was made Brigadier General, and commanded the 5th (Pryor's) Brigade/Longstreet's Division in the Seven Days and at Second Manassas.

On the Campaign

He commanded Pryor's Brigade in Anderson's Division in Longstreet's Command and assumed command of the Division when MGen Anderson was severely wounded coming up to the Sunken Road on the morning of the 17th.

The rest of the War

After his Brigade was dismantled due to losses he scouted for Jackson and was captured in November 1864. He was exchanged shortly before Appomattox.

After the War

Post War Career: Lawyer, newspaperman, and judge.