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Confederate (CSV)


Arthur Pendleton Mason


(1835 - 1893)

Home State: Virginia

Education: University of Virginia Law

Command Billet: Staff Officer

Branch of Service: Staff

Unit: Army of Northern Virginia

Before Sharpsburg

In 1860 he was a successful 24 year old lawyer in Auburn, AR. He enrolled at Pocahontas, AR on 26 July 1861 and was elected First Lieutenant of Company E, 6th Arkansas Infantry. He was appointed Lieutenant and acting Assistant Adjutant General (AAG) and assigned to the staff of General J. E. Johnston by February 1862. He was promoted to Captain in March 1862 and was assigned to General R.E. Lee after Johnston was wounded in June 1862.

On the Campaign

He was Assistant Adjutant General on General Lee's staff on the Maryland Campaign.

The rest of the War

He was with General Lee to 21 November 1862, then returned to General Johnston's staff. He was promoted to Major on 2 December 1862, and briefly with General Polk. He was appointed Colonel of the 2nd Mississippi Cavalry on 2 June 1864, but his commission was not approved by the President. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel and AAG on General Hood's staff on 12 November 1864. He was once again with General Johnston by February 1865.

After the War

He was a merchant on New Orleans, LA.

References & notes

His service from Krick,1 his Compiled Service Records,2 online from fold3, and Allardice.3 Personal details from family genealogists and the US Census of 1860. His gravesite is on Findagrave.

He married Mary Ellen Campbell (1842-1870), daughter of Supreme Court Justice John Archibald Campbell (1811-1889) in December 1863 and they had 6 children by 1870.


12/11/1835; Alexandria, VA


04/22/1893; Morris Park, NY; burial in Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD


1   Krick, Robert E.L., Staff Officers in Gray; A Biographical Register of the Staff Officers in the Army of Northern Virginia, Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2003, pg. 216  [AotW citation 29363]

2   US War Department, Compiled Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, Record Group No. 109 (War Department Collection of Confederate Records), Washington DC: US National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), 1903-1927  [AotW citation 29364]

3   Allardice, Bruce S., Confederate Colonels, Columbia (Mo): University of Missouri Press, 2008, pp. 255-256  [AotW citation 29365]