I wonder if General Theophilus H. Holmes was acquainted with some of my cousins?? He was born in Sampson County, North Carolina where some of my folks hailed from pre-war....
General Hood and his wife had 11 children--six of them comprising three sets of twins!! General Hood, his wife, and eldest child died of yellow fever in 1879.
Interesting: "Benjamin Huger...was born in Charleston, South Carolina. (He pronounced his name "ooh-ZHAY", although many current Charlestonians say "OOH-gee".) "
I get Southern, being one myself, but I'm not quite sure how you get 'ooh-ZHAY' out of Huger.
"He was well respected for his bravado, once capturing the town of Newburgh, Indiana from a large Union unit with only twelve men and a length of stovepipe mounted to a wagon. The Union soldiers, fearing the "cannon" surrendered..." (from his Find-a-Grave page)