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James Chesnut, Jr
Birth: Jan. 18, 1815
Death: Feb. 1, 1885

Confederate Brigadier General. Husband of author Mary Chesnut. James Chestnut, Jr. He was elected to the US Senate in 1858 but resigned before the Secession Convention, which took South Carolina out of the Union and started the war. He served as aide to General Beauregard, a member of the Provisional Confederate Congress, as well as member President Jefferson Davis' staff. 1835 Princeton graduate. 
 
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  Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823 - 1886)
 
Burial:
Knights Hill Cemetery
Camden
Kershaw County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 28, 2000
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