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COL Henry Kyd Douglas

COL Henry Kyd Douglas

Birth
Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Death 18 Dec 1903 (aged 65)
Hagerstown, Washington County, Maryland, USA
Burial Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 11759 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Army Officer. He was General Stonewall Jackson's youngest staff member and personal aide. His memoirs were published after the Civil War - "I Rode With Stonewall" - by his nephew John Kyd Beckenbaugh. He lived at Ferry Hill Place across the Potomac River from Shepherdstown, WV. He enlisted in the Confederate Army as a private, rose to Captain, and later Colonel. He was Assistant Inspector General and Assistant Adjudant General on Jackson's staff. After Jackson's death, he was Chief of Staff and Assistant Adjutant General to five Confederate Generals. He was commander of the Light Brigade at Appomattox. His troops were the last to stack arms upon surrender. He was wounded six times and imprisoned twice. He practiced law in Winchester, VA after the war, and later moved his practice to Hagerstown, Maryland.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 14 Aug 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11759
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for COL Henry Kyd Douglas (29 Sep 1838–18 Dec 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11759, citing Elmwood Cemetery, Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, West Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .