Col Cyrus Alexandrian Sugg

Col Cyrus Alexandrian Sugg

Todd County, Kentucky, USA
Death 25 Jan 1864 (aged 30)
Tilton, Whitfield County, Georgia, USA
Burial Adams, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 86327586 · View Source
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Captain when Enlisted in 1862
Colonel upon his death in 1864
50th Tennessee Infantry
Company E
Commanding Gregg's Brigade
Confederate States Army

s/o Dr. Henry Horn Suggs and Mary Ann Rebecca Grimes

Married Martha Virginia Snadon on May 22, 1854 in Todd County, KY

Had 3 children: Mary Sugg (1854-1859), Cyrus Frank Sugg (1855-1911) and Sallie Sugg (1858-1916)

The following information is from Kevin, a proud relative of Colonel Sugg:

Colonel Sugg received the order from General Buckner to raise the white surrender flag over Fort Donelson.

He elected to stay with his men and was taken prisoner. He was imprisoned at Fort Warren in Boston Harbor, then exchanged.

He fought at the Battle of Chickamauga, where his General was wounded and he took command of the regiment. During this battle he was wounded 4 times.

At the Battle of Missionary Ridge he was mortally wounded and died a month later form the wounds.

At the time of his death, letters requesting his promotion to Brigadier General were sent to President Jefferson Davis from both his fellow officers as well as all the Confederate Senators from Tennessee.

Thank You Kevin for the below information:

Colonel Sugg's sister named her son after him. He became General Cyrus Sugg Radford, USMC, Navy Cross, buried in Arlington Cemetery.

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  • Created by: D & J Cloninger
  • Added: 6 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86327586
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Col Cyrus Alexandrian Sugg (5 Sep 1833–25 Jan 1864), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86327586, citing Suggs Cemetery, Adams, Robertson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by D & J Cloninger (contributor 47020801) .