Over to the right here is General John B. Gordon and his wife Fanny. Here is a story about them that shows the kind of lady she was:
"At Winchester, she took to the street to rally retreating Confederates. With bullets flying all around her, she shouted at them: "Go back to the front lines, you cowards. Turn around and fight." John, witnessing this spectacle, was horrified. Fortunately, no harm came to either of them. "
Well. General Hiram B. Granbury had a head of hair....the Mississippi born Texan was also killed at Franklin (TN) November 30, 1964.
That hair though. Do you think he lost his comb?
On a more serious note, his little wife died shortly before their 5th anniversary. She was 25...and it was ovarian cancer. Cancer is one of those things that, as far as I can tell, was not as common then, but obviously, it did occur.
To start us out today...did you know that General James B. Gordon's middle name was Byron? I didn't. But maybe I'll remember it now--I had a fun-to-be-around great uncle named Byron. :)
I have to say...that at first breeze glance, General Archibald Gracie, Jr. looks an awful lot like my great-great-granddad.
Now here's a man I want to study more in depth one of these days. General Wade Hampton (III) of South Carolina. Ever hear of "Hampton's Legion"? He outfitted them out of his own pocket at the beginning of the war--even though he himself later ended up in Stuart's command.
Quoted from another blog:
"Confederate General Martin Green’s Last Words Were~“A Bullet Has Not Been Molded That Will Kill Me”
This falls kind of in the lines of the people claiming that even God couldn't sink the Titanic....