(1825 - 1863)
Home State: South Carolina
Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1846;Class Rank: 41st
Command Billet: Commanding Division
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: Jones' Division
see his Battle Report
Raised for at least part of his youth in Houston County, Georgia, he was appointed to West Point in 1842. After graduating, he began service with the 2nd US Infantry, including action in the Mexican War (1847), where he was cited for bravery. He resigned his US commission in 1861.
On the Campaign
Commanded Jones' Division in Longstreet's Command
The rest of the War
Reportedly died of heart disease.
References & notes
Source: Heitman, Francis Historical Register and Dictionary of the United States Army 1789-1903, Washington, US Government Printing Office, 1903.
4/5/1825; Orangeburg District, SC
1/15/1863; Richmond, VA; burial in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, VA