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MG Benjamin Franklin Cheatham
Birth: Oct. 20, 1820
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Death: Sep. 4, 1886
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Civil War Confederate Major General. He was regarded as one of the Confederate Army's most outstanding commanders. A farmer, during the Mexican War he served as the Colonel of the 3rd Tennessee. At the start of the Civil War he was a senior officer in the Tennessee Militia when appointed Brigadier General of Provisional Army of Tennessee, in July 1861. Serving throughout the Civil War, he commanded divisions in the Army of Tennessee at Belmont, Shiloh where he was wounded and during the defense of Corinth, Mississippi, he was promoted Major General. After participating in the Tullahoma Campaign, he fought in the Confederate victory at Chickamauga and then in the Atlanta Campaign. During the battle of the Carolinas in April 1865, his division was consolidated in size and he led until the surrender near Durham Station, North Carolina. After the war, he returned to farming for a while and latter served as a prison official and a postmaster. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Elizabeth Davis Robertson Cheatham (____ - 1881)
 
 Children:
  Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (1867 - 1944)*
  Patton Robertson Cheatham (1869 - 1914)*
  Joseph Johnston Cheatham (1872 - 1942)*
  Medora Cheatham Hodgson (1878 - 1969)*
  Alice Cheatham Malone (1880 - 1906)*
 
 Sibling:
  Medora Charlotte Cheatham Thayer (1819 - 1880)*
  Benjamin Franklin Cheatham (1820 - 1886)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mount Olivet Cemetery
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Section 1
GPS (lat/lon): 36.15118, -86.73378
 
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Record added: Apr 16, 2000
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- rhondajo
 Added: Oct. 25, 2015
With Honor and Respect, thank you for your service to the South.
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 Added: Aug. 15, 2015

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