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John Brown Gordon
Birth: Feb. 6, 1832
Death: Jan. 9, 1904

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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 Spouse:
  Fannie Haralson Gordon (1837 - 1931)*
 
 Children:
  Hugh Haralson Gordon (1855 - 1937)*
  John Brown Gordon (1865 - 1884)*
  Infant Daughter Gordon (1877 - 1877)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 09, 1998
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- Phillip Cheatwood
 Added: Jul. 25, 2014
Brother Gordon. 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. 20, 2014
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