Thomas Lanier Clingman

Thomas Lanier Clingman

Huntsville, Yadkin County, North Carolina, USA
Death 3 Nov 1897 (aged 85)
Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Plot K-124-1
Memorial ID 10848 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, Senator and US Congressman. He was a member of the North Carolina State Senate when elected as a Whig to the Twenty-eighth Congress, serving, 1843 to 1845. In 1847, he was reelected as a Whig to the Thirtieth Congress and to the five succeeding Congresses, serving until 1858. In 1858, he was appointed as a Democrat to the United States Senate and served until he resigned to support North Carolina seceding from the Union in 1861. During the Civil War, he served as a Confederate Army Brigadier General and was wounded at the Battle of Cold Harbor, Virginia, in May 1864, which ended his active military service.

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