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Edward Cary Walthall

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Edward Cary Walthall Famous memorial

Birth
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 GPS-Latitude: 34.7628926, Longitude: -89.4475149
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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, Mississippi, when commissioned a Colonel in the 29th Mississippi 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.
Civil War Confederate Major General, US Senator. At the start of the Civil War, he was District Attorney of the court at Holly Springs, Mississippi, when commissioned a Colonel in the 29th Mississippi 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.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith




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  • Added: Jul 15, 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/11104/edward_cary-walthall: accessed ), memorial page for Edward Cary Walthall (4 Apr 1831–21 Apr 1898), Find a Grave Memorial ID 11104, citing Hill Crest Cemetery, Holly Springs, Marshall County, Mississippi, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave.