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 James Thaddeus Holtzclaw

James Thaddeus Holtzclaw

Birth
McDonough, Henry County, Georgia, USA
Death 19 Jul 1893 (aged 59)
Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Burial Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 8758 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he was a lawyer in practice when appointed a Major in the 18th Alabama Infantry. With the 18th Alabama, he fought at Corinth, Mississippi, Shiloh, Tennessee and was promoted Lieutenant Colonel in July, 1862. In 1863, he was sent to the Army of Tennessee, was promoted Colonel and led a regiment at the Battle of Chickamauga, Georgia. After the fight at Chickamauga and siege of Chattanooga, Tennessee, he received a promotion to Brigadier General in June, 1864. As General, he led a brigade through the Atlanta Campaign serving as General John Bell Hood's Army rear guard until ordered to Mobile, Alabama at the end of the war. Following the war, he resumed legal practice and served on the Alabama Railroad Commission.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 7 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8758
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Thaddeus Holtzclaw (17 Dec 1833–19 Jul 1893), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8758, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery County, Alabama, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .