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 Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Sr

Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Sr

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Death 29 Mar 1910 (aged 73)
Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Burial Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 11068 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General. Born in Campbell County, Virginia, he was a member of the US Military Academy when he resigned to enlist in the Confederate Army in April, 1861. Commissioned a Captain of artillery, he commanded his battery during the Seven Days Battles, Peninsula Campaigns and was later promoted Colonel of the 5th Virginia Cavalry. He commanded his regiment in the fighting at Antietam, Gettysburg, Battle of the Wilderness and was promoted Brigadier General. For distinguished service in the Shenandoah Valley, he was appointed Major General in November, 1864. In January 1865, he conducted a successful raid on New Creek, West Virginia, taking hundreds of prisoners and seizing much need quantities of supplies. He commanded a cavalry division during the Siege of Petersburg and was in the Appomattox Campaign until he surrendered at Staunton, Virginia, on May 4, 1865. After the war he was superintendent of the National Express Company and later as chief engineer of the Northern Pacific and Canadian Pacific Railroads.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 16 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11068
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Lafayette Rosser, Sr (15 Oct 1836–29 Mar 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11068, citing Riverview Cemetery, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .