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 Roger Weightman “Old Flintlock” Hanson

Roger Weightman “Old Flintlock” Hanson

Birth
Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky, USA
Death 4 Jan 1863 (aged 35)
Murfreesboro, Rutherford County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section G, Lot 26
Memorial ID 8923 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Although he favored neutrality when the Civil War began, when Union troops moved into his native state, he joined the Kentucky State Guard. Commissioned Colonel in command of the 1st Kentucky Brigade, his penchant for discipline earned him the nickname "Old Flintlock". His command was sent to help the garrison at Fort Donelson, Tennessee, where he was forced to surrender on February 16, 1862. Held as a prisoner of war, he was exchanged in August 1862 and was promoted Brigadier General in command the 4th Kentucky Brigade in December 1862. When the division was ordered to make an assault on the Union lines at Murfreesboro, Tennessee, on January 2, 1863, he led his brigade in the attack, was mortally wounded and died two days later.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 18 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8923
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Weightman “Old Flintlock” Hanson (27 Aug 1827–4 Jan 1863), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8923, citing Lexington Cemetery, Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .