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John Brown Gordon
Birth: Feb. 6, 1832
Death: Jan. 9, 1904
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) 
Family links: 
  Zachariah Herndon Gordon (1794 - 1886)
  Malinda Cox Gordon (1802 - 1867)
  Frances Rebecca Haralson Gordon (1837 - 1931)*
  Hugh Haralson Gordon (1855 - 1937)*
  Frank Gordon (1858 - 1907)*
  John Brown Gordon (1865 - 1884)*
  Carolina Gordon (1877 - 1877)*
  John Brown Gordon (1832 - 1904)
  Augustus Manly Gordon (1841 - 1863)*
  Mary Gordon Roper (1842 - 1923)*
  Eugene Cornelius Gordon (1845 - 1913)*
  Walter Scott Gordon (1848 - 1886)*
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Oakland Cemetery
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
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Record added: Dec 09, 1998
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We will never forget and we will never relinquish our Heritage to Politicians.
- JCrews
 Added: Aug. 13, 2016
Rest In Peace, our Beloved Soldier of The Confederacy. And the man who helped end Reconstruction 1877 in Georgia, South.
- Dixie Home Georgia
 Added: Feb. 16, 2016
Thank you Sir for defending our homeland. deo vindice
- Dixon In Dixie
 Added: Feb. 11, 2016
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