(1826 - 1904)
Home State: North Carolina
Education: University of North Carolina, Class of 1847
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Lawyer, politician. North Carolina state attorney general, 1853-55; member of North Carolina house of commons, 1858-60.
In 1861 he enlisted as a Private in the 1st North Carolina Regiment, and was elected LCol. He was on the Peninsula campaign, at the Seven Days, and at Malvern Hill (wounded). In April 1862 he was appointed Colonel of the 35th North Carolina Regiment, in Ransom's (his younger brother's) brigade.
On the Campaign
He led the 35th NC in Ransom's Brigade in Walker's Division in Longstreet's Command.
The rest of the War
He continued at the head of his Regiment at Fredericksburg, and in June 1863 was promoted to BGen. succeeding his brother in command of his brigade. He commanded the Brigade at Plymouth, Weldon, Suffolk, Petersburg, Second Drewry's Bluff (wounded), Fort Stedman, Five Forks, and Appomattox.
After the War
He was again a lawyer, farmer, politician, US Senator (1872 - 1895), and Minister to Mexico (1895-97).
10/8/1826; Warren County, NC
10/08/1904; near Garysburg, NC; burial in family plot, Halifax County, NC