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James Byron Gordon
Birth: Nov. 2, 1822
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
Death: May 18, 1864
Richmond City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. With the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861, he enlisted and was appointed a Major in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry Regiment. He served under the command of General J.E.B. Stuart and was promoted Cavalry Colonel in November 1862. During the Confederate retreat after the Battle of Gettysburg in July 1863, he defeated Union forces at Hagerstown Maryland, helping the Confederates escape into Virginia. In September 1863, he was promoted to Brigadier General and assigned command of the North Carolina Cavalry Brigade. When General Stuart was killed in the Battle of Yellow Tavern, Gordon assumed the role of defending Richmond, Virginia. On May 12, 1864, Gordon's cavalry engaged Union troops at Meadow Bridge, north of Richmond, long enough for reinforcements to arrive however, Gordon was mortally wounded in the battle and died within a week. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Nathaniel Gordon (1784 - 1829)
  Sarah Gwyn Gordon (1798 - 1889)
  Martha Lenoir Gordon Finley (1821 - 1898)**
  James Byron Gordon (1822 - 1864)
  Sarah Ann Gordon Finley (1826 - 1907)*
  Caroline Louisa Gordon Hackett (1828 - 1891)*
  Hamilton Allen Brown (1837 - 1917)**
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Saint Paul's Episcopal Churchyard
Wilkes County
North Carolina, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 36.14928, -81.15521
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Record added: Jul 12, 2000
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Deo Vindice, Resurgam
- Eddie Inman
 Added: Aug. 3, 2016
For services rendered the Confederacy during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: May. 19, 2016

- Kathleen Fleury Bilbrey
 Added: Nov. 2, 2015
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