Friday, December 16, 2011

General Dabney H. Maury--C. S. A.

Dabney H. Maury
Dabney H. Maury.  Born at Fredericksbury, Virginia, May 20, 1822.  Appointed from Virginia March 18, 1862, to rank from March12, 1862; comfirmed March 18, 1862; promoted to be Major General, Provisional Army, November 4, 1862.  Died at Peorsa Illinois January 11, 1900.

 He graduated from West Point in 1846, was commissioned an US Army officer and was recognized for meritorious conduct during the Mexican American War. When the Civil War began, he resigned his commission and entered the Confederate Army as a Colonel. He performed admirably at the battles of Pea Ridge and was promoted Brigadier General in early 1862. He led division in actions at Corinth, Vicksburg and was promoted Major General in November, 1862. Appointed commander of the District of the Gulf in 1863, he supervised the construction of Mobile's defenses but was forced to order the city's evacuation 1865. After the war he served as US Minister to Colombia, 1885 to 1889.

Burial: Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia.

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