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 Elkanah Brackin Greer

Elkanah Brackin Greer

Birth
Paris, Henry County, Tennessee, USA
Death 25 Mar 1877 (aged 51)
De Valls Bluff, Prairie County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Turley Section, Lot 93
Memorial ID 10883 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was a successful planter and merchant when commissioned Colonel of the 3rd Texas Cavalry in July 1861. He led the 3rd Texas in engagements at Wilson's Creek and Elkhorn Tavern, Missouri, where he was wounded. In October 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General and was appointed chief of the Trans-Mississippi conscription bureau. In position, he worked at trying to reconcile the laws of the CSA Government in Richmond with those of the State of Texas. During 1864, he commanded the Confederate Reserve Corps department. After the war he continued to be a planter and merchant until his death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 12 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10883
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elkanah Brackin Greer (11 Oct 1825–25 Mar 1877), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10883, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .