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Civil War Soldiers - Huger
|HUGER, BENJAMIN, South Carolina.
Colonel, Corps of Artillery, C. S. A., March 16, 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., June 17, 1861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., October 7, 1861.
Died in Charleston, S. C., December 7, 1877.
Commanding State forces at Norfolk, Va., May 23, 1861. Commanding
troops and defenses, Department of Norfolk, Va., May 26, 1861.
Division composed of the brigades of Mahone, A. R. Wright, Blanchard
and Armistead. June 25, 1862, commanding a division in the Army of
Northern Virginia. July 14, 1862, assigned as Inspector of Artillery
Ordnance in the Armies of the Confederate States. July 27, 1863,
announced as Chief of Bureau of Ordnance of Trans- Mississippi
Huger, Benjamin, born in South Carolina, appointed from South
Carolina cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1821 ;
graduated eighth in a class of thirty-seven.
Brevet second lieutenant, and second lieutenant, Third Artillery, July
Captain of ordnance, May 30, 1862.
Major, February 15, 1855.
Brevet major, March 29, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct at
the siege of Vera Cruz, Mexico.
Lieutenant colonel, September 8, 1847, for gallant and meritorious
conduct in the battle of Molino del Rey, Mexico, and
Colonel, September 13, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in
the battle of Chapultepec.
Resigned April 22, 1861.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898