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Civil War Soldiers - Ewell
|EWELL, RICHARD S., Virginia.
Lieutenant colonel, Corps of Cavalry, March 16, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., June 17, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., January 24, 862.
Lieutenant general, P. A. C. S., May 23, 1863.
Died at Spring Hill, Tenn., January 25, 1872.
July 18, 1861, brigade composed of the Fifth, Sixth and Twelfth
Alabama and the Twelfth Mississippi Regiments, being the Second
Brigade, First Corps, Army of the Potomac. Brigade afterward composed
of the First, Seventh, Eleventh, and Seventeenth Regiments Virginia
Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia.
Division composed of the brigades of Brigadier Generals Elzey, Trimble
and Taylor, Army of Northern Virginia.
Commanding Second Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, May 10, 1863, to
January 31, 1864.
Commanding the Department of Richmond, June 27, 1864, to end of the
Ewell, Richard Stoddert, born in Virginia, appointed from Virginia
cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1836; graduated
thirteenth in a class of forty-two.
Brevet second lieutenant, First Dragoons, July 1, 1840.
Second lieutenant, November 1, 1840.
First lieutenant, September 18, 1845.
Captain, August 4, 1849.
Brevet captain, August 20, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct
at the battles of Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico.
Resigned May 7, 1861.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898