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James Green Martin
Birth: Feb. 14, 1819
Elizabeth City
Pasquotank County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 4, 1878
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, he graduated from West Point in 1840 and was commissioned an officer in the 1st US Artillery. He served in the Mexican War where he lost his right arm and for his performance was brevetted Major. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he resigned his commission and offered his services to North Carolina. In September 1861, he was appointed Brigadier General commander-in-chief of the Confederate North Carolina State forces. In August 1862, he was given command of the district of North Carolina and he successfully attacked and drove the Union troops from Newport. His brigade won distinctions for their particaption in the Overland Campaign and at the Battle of Cold Harbor. After the siege of Petersburg, he took command of the district of Western North Carolina which was the last organized Confederate force remaining in the state until he surrendered to the Union on May 6, 1865. After the war, he and studied law and practiced it professionally for the remainder of his life. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  William Martin (1785 - 1854)
  Sophia Scott Dauge Martin (1798 - 1873)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Anne Murray Read Martin (1811 - 1857)*
  Esther Rogers King Martin (1812 - 1898)*
 
 Children:
  William Bruce Martin (1846 - 1921)*
  Annie Hollingsworth Martin (1848 - 1916)*
  James Green Martin (1852 - 1913)*
 
 Siblings:
  James Green Martin (1819 - 1878)
  William Francis Martin (1821 - 1881)*
  Peter Dauge Martin (1823 - 1827)*
  Robert Bruce Martin (1830 - 1856)*
  Sophia Ellen Martin (1833 - 1913)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Asheville
Buncombe County
North Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 16, 2000
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NC SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS, CAMP 794, THE COLUMBUS COUNTY VOLUNTEERS, WHITEVILLE, NC
- Honoring Ancestors
 Added: Dec. 22, 2016
For services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 14, 2016

- Blue Lady
 Added: Oct. 4, 2015
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