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E. F. Paxton

E. F. Paxton

Confederate (CSV)


Elisha Franklin Paxton


(1828 - 1863)

Home State: Virginia

Command Billet: Jackson's Staff AAG

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: Jackson's Command

Before Sharpsburg

He graduated from Washington College in 1846, Yale 1847, and the U of Virginia (Law) in 1849. He was a lawyer, farmer, and bank president of Lexington, Virginia.

Hr enlisted in Co. H, 2nd Virginia Infantry at Lexington on 18 April 1861 as 1st Lieutenant. He was cited for bravery at 1st Manasses for caryying the colors of a Georgia regiment, whose bearer had been shot:"[he] advanced before the regiment, waving his hat, was the first to plant our banner upon their battery." He was detailed as ADC to Gen. Jackson during August 1861, and was promoted to Major 14 October 1861. He was not reelected Major in his regiment in the Army reorganization of April 1862, but was subsequently appointed Major and Quartermaster on Gen. Jackson's Staff in August 1862.

On the Campaign

Gen Jackson's Assistant Adjutant General.

The rest of the War

Promoted to Brig Gen, and command of Winder's brigade November 6, 1862. Killed at Chancellorsville, with Gen Jackson, May 1863.

References & notes

His Memoir and Memorial is online from UNC.

More on the Web

He is buried in the Stonewall Jackson Cemetery in Lexington - site text is the source for much of the material above.


3/4/1828; Rockbridge County, VA


5/3/1863; Chancellorsville, VA; burial in Lexington, VA