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BG James Green Martin Sr.

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BG James Green Martin Sr. Famous memorial

Birth
Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina, USA
Death
4 Oct 1878 (aged 59)
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Burial
Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA
Plot
C-22-3
Memorial ID
11025 View Source

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, he graduated from West Point in 1840 and was commissioned an officer in the 1st US Artillery. He served in the Mexican War where he lost his right arm and for his performance was brevetted Major. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he resigned his commission and offered his services to North Carolina. In September 1861, he was appointed Brigadier General commander-in-chief of the Confederate North Carolina State forces. In August 1862, he was given command of the district of North Carolina and he successfully attacked and drove the Union troops from Newport. His brigade won distinctions for their particaption in the Overland Campaign and at the Battle of Cold Harbor. After the siege of Petersburg, he took command of the district of Western North Carolina which was the last organized Confederate force remaining in the state until he surrendered to the Union on May 6, 1865. After the war, he and studied law and practiced it professionally for the remainder of his life.

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, he graduated from West Point in 1840 and was commissioned an officer in the 1st US Artillery. He served in the Mexican War where he lost his right arm and for his performance was brevetted Major. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he resigned his commission and offered his services to North Carolina. In September 1861, he was appointed Brigadier General commander-in-chief of the Confederate North Carolina State forces. In August 1862, he was given command of the district of North Carolina and he successfully attacked and drove the Union troops from Newport. His brigade won distinctions for their particaption in the Overland Campaign and at the Battle of Cold Harbor. After the siege of Petersburg, he took command of the district of Western North Carolina which was the last organized Confederate force remaining in the state until he surrendered to the Union on May 6, 1865. After the war, he and studied law and practiced it professionally for the remainder of his life.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Added: 15 Jul 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 11025
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11025/james-green-martin: accessed ), memorial page for BG James Green Martin Sr. (14 Feb 1819–4 Oct 1878), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11025, citing Riverside Cemetery, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .