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Civil War Soldiers - Breckinridge
|BRECKINRIDGE, JOHN C., Kentucky.
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
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
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