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 James Morrison Hawes

James Morrison Hawes

Birth
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
Death 22 Nov 1889 (aged 65)
Covington, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Burial Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section 4, Lot 21, Grave 1
Memorial ID 8924 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He graduated from West Point in 1841 and served as a Cavalry Captain at the Battle of San Juan in the Mexican War. With the secession of the Southern states in 1861, he resigned his commission and was appointed a Major in the 2nd Kentucky Confederate Cavalry. In March 1862, he was promoted Brigadier General in command of the cavalry of the Western Department of the Confederacy. He commanded a brigade of cavalry in raids throughout Arkansas and at the Battle of Milliken's Bend, Louisiana. From February 1864, until the end of the war, he was in command of the fortifications and garrison of Galveston Island, Texas. After the war he engaged in the hardware business in Covington, Kentucky.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 18 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8924
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Morrison Hawes (7 Jan 1824–22 Nov 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8924, citing Highland Cemetery, Fort Mitchell, Kenton County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .