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Gen Felix Kirk Zollicoffer

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Gen Felix Kirk Zollicoffer

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General, US Congressman. Born in Bigbyville, Tennessee, he was a three time reelected Wing and American Party candidate to the US Congress, serving (1853-59). With the advent of the Civil War, Zollicoffer volunteered for the Provisional Army of Tennessee and was appointed Brigadier General in command of the District of East Tennessee. In December 1861, he led the 1st Brigade across the Cumberland River, for a strong defensive position against Federal forces at Mill Springs. On January 19, 1862, at the Battle of Mill Springs Fishing Creek, Logan's Crossroads, Kentucky, General Zollicoffer went out on a night reconnaissance to locate friendly and enemy troop positions. He mistakenly rode into a party of Union troops, led by Colonel Speed S. Fry and as he attempted to escape, he was killed by revolver and musket fire. In addition to his grave in Nashville City Cemetery, there is cenotaph grave marker for the General located in the Zollicoffer Park Cemetery Pulaski County, Kentucky.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith



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  • Added: 19 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8954
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Felix Kirk Zollicoffer (19 May 1812–19 Jan 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8954, citing Nashville City Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .