Edward Cary Walthall

Edward Cary Walthall

Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Death 21 Apr 1898 (aged 67)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA
Memorial ID 11104 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General, US Senator. At the start of the Civil War, he was District Attorney of the court at Holly Springs, Virginia, when commissioned a Colonel in the 29th Virginia Regiment in April 1862. Promoted Brigadier General in 1863, he fought at Chickamauga, Chattanooga and at Missionary Ridge. He was promoted to Major General in command of the Army of Mississippi and fought his last battle at Tupelo, in April 1865. After the war, he resumed legal practice and was appointed as a Democrat to the US Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Lucius Q.C. Lamar in 1885, reelected in 1889 and served until his death.

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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edward Cary Walthall (4 Apr 1831–21 Apr 1898), Find a Grave Memorial no. 11104, citing Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .