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 John Echols

John Echols

Birth
Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 24 May 1896 (aged 73)
Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Burial Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 10861 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. When Virginia seceded from the Union, he was a Virginia State Legislator attorney and was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the 27th Virginia. He led his regiment in the First Battle of Bull Run and was in the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. In April 1862, he was commissioned a Brigadier General commander of the Army of Southwest Virginia. In June 1863, he served on the court of inquiry to examine the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi and led his brigade in the battle at Cold Harbor, November 1863. He took command of the
Department of Western Virginia in 1864 and served until he surrendered his corps in Augusta, Georgia at the war‘s end. After the war, he opened a legal practice and was involved in banking and railroads.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10861
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Echols (20 Mar 1823–24 May 1896), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10861, citing Thornrose Cemetery, Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .