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 Jacob Hunter Sharp

Jacob Hunter Sharp

Birth
Pickensville, Pickens County, Alabama, USA
Death 15 Sep 1907 (aged 74)
Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA
Burial Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 11074 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was a Mississippi lawyer, newspaperman and politician. At the start of the Civil War, he enlisted in the Confederate 1st Mississippi Battalion, rose through the ranks from Private to Captain and participated in the Battle of Shiloh. Promoted to Colonel in August, 1863, he led a brigade at Chickamauga and the Battle of Missionary Ridge. In July, 1864, he was promoted Brigadier General, participated in the Tennessee campaigns and surrendered following the Carolinas Campaigns in April, 1965. After the war, he resumed his legal career and served in the Mississippi House of Representatives.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 16 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11074
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jacob Hunter Sharp (6 Feb 1833–15 Sep 1907), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11074, citing Friendship Cemetery, Columbus, Lowndes County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .