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Gen Stephen Dodson Ramseur
Birth: May 31, 1837
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 20, 1864
Meadow Mills
Frederick County
Virginia, USA

Confederate Major General. Enrolled at Davidson College but left in 1855 in order to attend West Point. He graduated from there in 1860. Resigned from the army in 1861 to join the confederate army as a captain in the Ellis Light Artillery reporting to General Magruder. In April 1861 he was elected colonel of the 49th North Carolina where he saw action in the Seven Days battle being severely wounded at Malvern Hill. On November 1, 1862 he was promoted to brigadier general replacing George Anderson. He was subsequently wounded during the battles of Chancelorsville and Spotsylvania. In June 1864 he was promoted to the rank of major general thus becoming the youngest West Point graduate to obtain that rank in the confederate army. On October 19, 1864, during the Battle of Cedar Creek, he was shot through both lungs and was captured by union forces. He died from these wounds. His body was returned to his home town of Lincolnton, North Carolina for burial. (bio by: Reddfamilyhistory) 
Family links: 
  Jacob A Ramseur (1808 - 1880)
  Lucy M Ramseur (1812 - 1859)
  Ellen Richmond Ramseur (1840 - 1900)*
  Mary Dodson Ramseur (1864 - 1935)*
  Stephen Dodson Ramseur (1837 - 1864)
  M V Ramseur (1846 - 1917)*
*Calculated relationship
Mortally Wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek on the 19th and Died on the 20th October, 1964
Saint Lukes Episcopal Church Cemetery
Lincoln County
North Carolina, USA
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Record added: Jul 16, 2000
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In Remembrance. RIP.
- Dr. Don Marsh
 Added: Jun. 1, 2016
General, for services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 31, 2016
First Colonel of the 49th NC Troops. Rest in Peace!
- 455th AAA Historian
 Added: Dec. 28, 2015
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