Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1857 and served as a Lieutenant of Dragoons, in the Utah expedition. When the Civil War began, he resigned his commission and entered the Confederate Army as a Captain appointed aid-dc-camp to General Beauregard in March 1861. On General Beauregard's staff, he took part in the Battle of Shiloh, Battle of Farmington and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel of the 28th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, in 1862. In 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General in command of cavalry, leading his corps in actions at Vicksburg and Chattanooga. During the Georgia Campaign of 1864, his brigade displayed gallantry on every field until ordered to disband at Washington, Georgia, after the surrender in 1865. After the war he settled in Mississippi, was admitted to the bar, practiced law and in 1883, became a member of the United States River Commission.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith