(1823-1910) A native of Glasgow, Kentucky, he graduated from Centre College in Danville, Ky., in 1840. Two years afterwards he relocated to Natchez, Mississippi where he was admitted to the bar in 1844 and served several terms as district attorney. Although a strong Union supporter he ultimately sided with the Confederacy and raised a company of cavalry which he led to Richmond in 1861. Commissioned colonel of the Jeff Davis Legion, he commanded the rear of General J.E.B. Stuart's column in the celebrated ride around McClellan in 1862, and served in the battles of the Seven Days and Sharpsburg. He was commissioned brigadier general on December 2, 1862, and ordered to the West where he commanded a division in the Tullahoma campaign, and in the battle of Chickamauga, Ga. He was promoted to major general to rank from November 10, 1863. In the Atlanta campaign, he led a division in General Joseph Wheeler's Corps, and at the end of the war he commanded the District of Northwest Mississippi. After the war he had a distinguished career in politics, education and railroad building. He served as a delegate to all of the Democratic National Conventions between 1868 and 1880, and 12 years in the Mississippi senate. In 1884, he completed construction of the Natchez, Jackson & Columbus Railroad serving as its president.
Antique photograph, 2 1/4 x 3 3/8. Chest up view in Confederate uniform. No imprint. Circa early 1900's. Scarce general to find any photographs of in uniform. Light age toning.