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 George Baird Hodge

George Baird Hodge

Birth
Fleming County, Kentucky, USA
Death 1 Aug 1892 (aged 64)
Longwood, Seminole County, Florida, USA
Burial Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA
Plot Section 6, Lot 14
Memorial ID 8926 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, Confederate States Congressman, Lawyer. Born in Fleming County, Kentucky, he graduated from the United States Naval Academy in 1845 and became a midshipman. He resigned from in 1851 as an acting Lieutenant. He returned to Kentucky, was admitted to the bar in 1852, and became a lawyer in Newport, Kentucky. He was an unsuccessful candidate for Congress in 1852 and resumed his law practice until he was elected to the Kentucky Legislature in 1859. After the Civil War began, he entered the Confederate States Army as a Private and soon received a commission as Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General in Breckinridge's Division. He was chosen by the Kentucky Confederate Legislature to represent the state in the First Confederate Congress on February 18, 1862 while he participated in the field as an army officer. He was promoted to Major for gallantry at the Battle of Shiloh and also commanded cavalry brigades under Joseph Wheeler and Nathan B. Forrest. He was relieved of his command by Forrest, charged with incompetency and cowardice, and was later acquitted of the charges and reinstated in the field. After his term in Congress expired on February 17, 1864, he was promoted to Colonel and Inspector-General and assigned to command the districts of East Louisiana and Mississippi for the remainder of the war. Hodge became an Acting Brigadier General in 1863, although his promotion to that rank was not endorsed by the Senate, and after being resubmitted in 1864, was again not confirmed. By 1865, he was recognized by the Confederacy as Brigadier General. After the war, he resumed his law practice in Kentucky until he was elected to the State Senate in 1872 and served from 1873 to 1877. He died in Longwood, Orange County, Florida in 1892 when he was 64 years old. He was originally buried in Seminole, Florida and was later removed to Evergreen Cemetery in 1903. He is the son-in-law of Kentucky Congressman, John Wooleston Tibbatts.

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  • Added: 18 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8926
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for George Baird Hodge (8 Apr 1828–1 Aug 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8926, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Southgate, Campbell County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .