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Monday, May 20, 2013

General Longstreet

South Carolina's Confederate Soldiers

Lieutenant-General Longstreet

General LongstreetGeneral Longstreet was born 8 Jan 1821 in Edgefield District, South Carolina and died 2 Jan 1904 in Gainesville, Georgia, buried in the Alta Vista Cemetery. During the War Between the States he served under General Lee in the Army of Northern Virginia. Battles: Second Bull Run; Fredericksburg; Chickamauga; Seven Days; Antietam (wounded); Wilderness. During the Gettysburg campaign he disagreed with Lee on tactics; supervised Pickett's charge.

Jeannette Holland Austin

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Sources: Civil War Times Illustrated

Virgil Andrew Chisholm

General ChisholmVirgil Andrew Chisolm was born in Beaufort District, South Carolina (later Hampton County). He enlisted into the Confederate Army on 4 April 1862. He was in the campaign of Savannah and fought in the victorious battle of Honey Hill on 30 Nov 1864. When the 3rd Cavalry was assigned to the Cavalry Corps, Army of Tennessee, after the fall of Charleston, Virgil opposed Sherman in the Carolina campaign, climaxing in the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina on March 19-21 1865 and surrendered with his unit at Durham Station. Virgil was paroled at Augusta Georgia on 26 May 1865. Virgil was married first to Mary Fitts who died during the war and second to Julia Riley.

Jeannette Holland Austin

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Sources: Confederate Veteran, May/June 2005.

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