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 John Bordenave Villepigue

John Bordenave Villepigue

Birth
Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Death 9 Nov 1862 (aged 32)
Port Hudson, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Plot Section 9
Memorial ID 9095 · View Source
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Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He graduated 2nd in the West Point class of 1854 and was commissioned an officer in the 2nd Dragoons. He served on the frontier in Kansas, Nebraska, the Sioux Expedition in the Dakota Territory and the Utah Expedition. After the secession of the South from the Union in 1861, he resigned and was commissioned Colonel of the 36th Georgia Regiment. In November 1861, he was appointed chief of engineers and artillery on the staff of General Braxton Bragg. Promoted to Brigadier General in early 1862, he commanded at Pensacola and was assigned to held off Union forces at Fort Pillow on the Mississippi River. At the Battle of Corinth in October 1862, he commanded a brigade and contracted a fever which took his life at Port Hudson, Louisiana, on November 9, 1862.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 10 Apr 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9095
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Bordenave Villepigue (2 Jul 1830–9 Nov 1862), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9095, citing Quaker Cemetery, Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .