Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a Captain in the Virginia State Militia when appointed Colonel, 1st Virginia Infantry June 1861. He was wounded during the Battle of Blackburn's Ford on 18 July 18, 1861, which precluded further front line service. After he recovered, he served as aide to Confederate General J. E. Johnston in Peninsula Campaign and aide to General Longstreet in Seven Days Campaign. Promoted Brigadier General in September 1864, for the remainder of the war, he commanded the local defenses of Richmond, Virginia. After the war, he opened an insurance agency in Richmond.
Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith