(1825 - 1884)
Home State: Virginia
Command Billet: Division Chief of Artillery
Branch of Service: Artillery
He mustered as a 2nd Lieutenant of the Virginia First Regiment of Foot in 1846 as it was organized for the Mexican War, but probably had no war service. By 1860 he was a lawyer at Chatham in Pittsylvania County, and was commissioned Captain of the Danville Artillery as they entered Confederate service on 22 April 1861. He was not reelected Captain in May 1862, but was commissioned Major of Artillery, CSA on 5 July 1862 and assigned to Taliafero's Division in August.
On the Campaign
He was Chief of Artillery for the Division in Maryland.
The rest of the War
He was assigned to General Samuel G. French in November 1862 as Chief of Artillery, but was retired from service for health reasons by late 1863.
After the War
He was a lawyer, judge, newspaper editor, and architect in Danville, VA.
References & notes
1825; Lynchburg, VA
10/26/1884; Lynchburg, VA; burial in Green Hill Cemetery, Danville, VA
1 Walton, William, The Army and Navy of the United States 1776-1891, 2 folio vols., Philadelphia: George Barrie, 1889-1895 [AotW citation 234]
2 Moore, Robert H. II, Danville, Eighth Star, New Market, and Dixie Artillery, Appomattox: H. E. Howard, Inc., 1989 [AotW citation 235]
3 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. 265 [AotW citation 25844]