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John Brown Gordon
Birth: Feb. 6, 1832
Upson County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jan. 9, 1904
Miami
Miami-Dade County
Florida, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General, Georgia Governor, US Senator. He was a Georgia lawyer at the outbreak of the Civil War, when he entered the Confederate Army as Captain of Infantry. In 1862, he was promoted Colonel of the 6th Alabama and fought in the in the Peninsula Campaign. Promoted Brigadier General, he commanded a brigade at the Seven Days Battles and at Gettysburg in 1863. In May 1864, he was promoted Major General commanding the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia for the remainer of the war. After the war, he resumed legal practice and was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving 1873 to 1880. He was elected Governor of Georgia in 1886, serving until 1890 and in 1891, again elected to the United States Senate, serving until 1897. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Zachariah Herndon Gordon (1794 - 1886)
  Malinda Cox Gordon (1802 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Frances Rebecca Haralson Gordon (1837 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Hugh Haralson Gordon (1855 - 1937)*
  Frank Gordon (1858 - 1907)*
  John Brown Gordon (1865 - 1884)*
  Carolina Gordon (1877 - 1877)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Brown Gordon (1832 - 1904)
  Augustus Manly Gordon (1841 - 1863)*
  Mary Gordon Roper (1842 - 1923)*
  Eugene Cornelius Gordon (1845 - 1881)*
  Walter Scott Gordon (1848 - 1886)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 09, 1998
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General,sir,you are what the true South always will stand for....Honor,Courage,Valor.
- joey faulkner
 Added: Aug. 5, 2015
Deo Vindice!
- J. Hardaway
 Added: Jul. 9, 2015
IN HONOR AND REMEMBRANCE.
- patsy bollen
 Added: Apr. 27, 2015
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