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Civil War Soldiers - Breckinridge

Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., November 2, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., April 14, 1862.
Acting Secretary of War, February 6 to close of war, 1865.
Died May 17, 1875, at Lexington, Ky.

Commanding First Brigade of Kentucky Infantry.
Commanding division composed of the brigades of Brigadier Generals Daniel W. Adams, Helm and Stovall.
Commanding Reserve Corps, Army of the Mississippi, April 6 to August 18, 1862.
Commanding, September 8, 1862, division under Major General Van Dorn.
October 28, 1862, commanding Army of Middle Tennessee.
In December, 1862, commanding division in Polk's Corps, Army of Tennessee, composed of the brigades of Hanson, Palmer and Walker.
Commanding, August 20, 1863, division composed of the brigades of Helm, Preston, Brown and Adams.
Commanding, November 8, 1863, to December 15, 1863, Second Corps (Hardee's), Army of Tennessee.
Commanding, September 27, 1864, Department of East Tennessee and Trans-Alleghany Department.

Breckinridge, John Cabell, major, Third Kentucky Infantry, in the war with Mexico, 1847.

Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898

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