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 John Brown Gordon

John Brown Gordon

Birth
Upson County, Georgia, USA
Death 9 Jan 1904 (aged 71)
Miami, Miami-Dade County, Florida, USA
Burial Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 4140 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Major General, Georgia Governor, US Senator. He was a Georgia lawyer at the outbreak of the Civil War, when he entered the Confederate Army as Captain of Infantry. In 1862, he was promoted Colonel of the 6th Alabama and fought in the in the Peninsula Campaign. Promoted Brigadier General, he commanded a brigade at the Seven Days Battles and at Gettysburg in 1863. In May 1864, he was promoted Major General commanding the 2nd Corps, Army of Northern Virginia for the remainer of the war. After the war, he resumed legal practice and was elected as a Democrat to the United States Senate, serving 1873 to 1880. He was elected Governor of Georgia in 1886, serving until 1890 and in 1891, again elected to the United States Senate, serving until 1897.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 9 Dec 1998
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4140
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Brown Gordon (6 Feb 1832–9 Jan 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4140, citing Oakland Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .