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Danville Leadbetter
Birth: Aug. 26, 1811
Death: Sep. 26, 1866

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He graduated 3rd in the West Point class of 1836, and held positions in the artillery and engineers until being assigned permanently to the engineers in July 1837. His engineering service ended with his resignation as Captain on October 16, 1852, to accept appointment as chief engineer for the state of Alabama. He lived and worked in Mobile until secession, advising state Confederates early in 1861 on the defense of Mobile Bay. His reputation in engineering won him a commission as Colonel in the Confederate army and an appointment as acting chief of the Bureau of Engineers. From his Richmond office he corresponded with officers on the defense of Mobile and other coastal fortifications, traveled to Virginia's peninsula advising on the defense of Yorktown, and on November 10, 1861, was sent west to oversee railroad, bridge, and communications construction and repair in East Tennessee. He was promoted to Brigadier General, and commanded troops in the field, and guarded against Unionist sabotage in the area. On February 27, 1862, he was dispatched to Cumberland Gap. Next attached to General Braxton Bragg's Army of Tennessee, he arranged the Confederate lines overlooking Chattanooga. He was then sent to assist Lieutenant General James Longstreet, who was besieging Knoxville. His work there was criticized and rejected by Longstreet's subordinates. He stayed with the Army of Tennessee until it was expelled from the state, then spent the remainder of the war supervising the defenses of Mobile. After the war, he went to Mexico, then Canada, dying near Niagara Falls, Ontario. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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Magnolia Cemetery
Mobile
Mobile County
Alabama, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 16, 2000
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- bob tarte
 Added: Jan. 10, 2014
May GOD Bless You!::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all men are equal but that every man has th...(Read more)
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie
 Added: May. 31, 2013
Thinking of you today..RIP
- Robin Jaggers
 Added: Sep. 26, 2012
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