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James Lawson Kemper
Birth: Jun. 11, 1823
Death: Apr. 7, 1895

Civil War Confederate Major General, Virginia Governor. At the start of the Civil War, he was a member of the Virginia State Legislature and helped organize Virginia troops for the Confederate forces. Rising through the ranks, he fought at Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg and was promoted Brigadier General in June, 1862. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he was wounded, taken prisoner and prisoner exchanged in early 1864. He was promoted Major General in September, 1864 and was assigned the command of Richmond, Virginia until the Confederacy surrendered. After the war, he focused on rebuilding the state into the Union and was elected Governor of Virginia, serving 1874 to 1878. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Kemper Family Cemetery
Orange
Orange County
Virginia, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 16, 2000
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- Darlene T.
 Added: Sep. 9, 2014
Brother Kemper, for honor and courage during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 11, 2014

- Åke Frisk
 Added: Jun. 11, 2014
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