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Martin Witherspoon Gary
Birth: Mar. 10, 1831
Death: Apr. 9, 1881

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. An 1854 Harvard graduate and a member of the South Carolina legislature, he took command of Hampton's Legion after the wounding of Colonel Wade Hampton at First Bull Run (Manassas). He commanded the last Confederate troops to leave Richmond, Virginia, in April 1865, and he helped escort Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his cabinet in their flight south. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Reeder Gary (1802 - 1852)
  Mary Ann Porter Gary (1808 - 1881)
 
 Siblings:
  Franklin Fincher Gary (1829 - 1887)*
  Martin Witherspoon Gary (1831 - 1881)
  Ann Victoria Gary Evans (1837 - 1917)*
  John Hillary Gary (1840 - 1863)*
  Atlanta Gary Hodges (1846 - 1889)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Tabernacle Cemetery
Cokesbury
Greenwood County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Apr 09, 2000
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Was final officer promoted to Major General by President Jeff Davis after fall of Richmond. Congress never met again to ratify appointment.
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