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John Buchanan Floyd
Birth: Jun. 1, 1806
Blacksburg (Montgomery County)
Montgomery County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 26, 1863
Abingdon
Washington County
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General, Virginia Governor, US Cabinet Member. He was a State Legislature in 1848, when elected as the Democratic Governor of Virginia, serving until 1852. in 1853 he was again elected to the legislature and in 1857, President James Buchanan appointed him Secretary of War. After the secession of the South in 1861, he resigned his cabinet post, joined the Confederate Army and was commissioned Brigadier General. In command of a brigade he participated in the battle at Gauley Bridge and fought with General Lee's Army in the Virginia Campaign. In January 1862, he was dispatched with the Central Army of Kentucky, to command a division in the defense of Fort Donelson Tennessee, which was lost to Federal troops in February. After the surrender of Fort Donelson, President Jefferson Davis removed him from field command in March 1862. In August 1862, he was appointed Major General in command of the Provisional Army of Virginia, but his health soon failed and he died a year later. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Floyd (1783 - 1837)
  Letitia Preston Floyd (1776 - 1852)
 
 Spouse:
  Sarah Preston Floyd (1802 - 1879)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Buchanan Floyd (1806 - 1863)
  George Rogers Clark Floyd (1810 - 1895)*
  Letitia Floyd Lewis (1814 - 1886)*
  Eliza Lavalette Floyd Holmes (1816 - 1887)*
  Nicketti Buchanan Floyd Johnston (1819 - 1908)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Sinking Spring Cemetery
Abingdon
Washington County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 12, 2000
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John Buchanan Floyd
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Brother Floyd. For services rendered in the field. Honor, Integrity and Brotherhood. Rest in peace!
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 24, 2014
Remembering and Honoring a True Southern Hero. A Confederate Soldier who Bravely and Proudly Fought for Southern Independence During the War of Northern Aggression. Deo Vindice.
- Tony Smith SCV Camp 38, North Charleston S.C.
 Added: Jun. 14, 2014

- Patrick Murphy
 Added: May. 4, 2014
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