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Gen Felix Kirk Zollicoffer
Birth: May 19, 1812
Bigbyville
Maury County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Jan. 19, 1862
Nancy
Pulaski County
Kentucky, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman. Born in Bigbyville, Tennessee, he was a three time reelected Wing and American Party candidate to the US Congress, serving (1853-59). With the advent of the Civil War, Zollicoffer volunteered for the Provisional Army of Tennessee and was appointed Brigadier General in command of the District of East Tennessee. In December 1861, he led the 1st Brigade across the Cumberland River, for a strong defensive position against Federal forces at Mill Springs. On January 19, 1862, at the Battle of Mill Springs Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads, Kentucky, General Zollicoffer went out on a night reconnaissance to locate friendly and enemy troop positions. He mistakenly rode into a party of Union troops, led by Colonel Speed S. Fry and as he attempted to escape, he was killed by revolver and musket fire. In addition to his grave in Nashville City Cemetery, there is cenotaph grave marker for the General located in the Zollicoffer Park Cemetery Pulaski County, Kentucky. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Jacob Zollicoffer (1775 - 1840)
  Martha Kirk Zollicoffer (1786 - 1815)
 
 Spouse:
  Louisa Pocahontas Gordon Zollicoffer (1819 - 1857)*
 
 Children:
  Virginia Pocahontas Zollicoffer Wilson (1837 - 1912)*
  Ann Maria Zollicoffer (1844 - 1902)*
  Octavia Zollicoffer Bond (1846 - 1941)*
  Mary D. Zollicoffer Gaither (1849 - 1871)*
  Loulie Zollicoffer Sansom (1856 - 1949)*
 
 Siblings:
  Frederick Zollicoffer (1806 - 1874)*
  Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (1812 - 1862)*
  Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (1812 - 1862)
  George N. Zollicoffer (1827 - 1862)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling

Cause of death: Shot
 
Burial:
Nashville City Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.1468, -86.76959
 
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Record added: Mar 19, 2000
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* General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, C.S.A.
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 26, 2015

- James Mayfield
 Added: Apr. 3, 2015

- Charlene Carter
 Added: Feb. 21, 2015
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