Thomas Jefferson Jordan

Thomas Jefferson Jordan

Birth
Paxtang, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Apr 1895 (aged 73)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
Plot Section 11, Lot 19
Memorial ID 8036 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He practiced law and ran a lumber business when the Civil War broke out and was commissioned a Major in the Pennsylvania Volunteers. In October 1861, he was promoted Colonel in commander of the 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry and saw action in Kentucky and Tennessee in 1862. In the Battle of Chickamauga, he received recognition of his service and was placed in command of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division of the Cavalry in the March to the Sea. On the march through the Carolinas, he covered the left wing of General Sherman's Army and led the advance to Fayetteville. For meritorious service to the Union, he was brevetted to Brigadier General of US Volunteers on February 25, 1865. After the war, he returned to the legal profession, went into the lumber business in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and secured a position at the US Mint.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 7 Jan 2000
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Jefferson Jordan (3 Dec 1821–2 Apr 1895), Find a Grave Memorial no. 8036, citing Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .