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Civil War Soldiers - McCown

McCOWN, JNO. P., Tenenssee.
Lieutenant colonel, Corps of Artillery, C. S. A., March l6, l86l.
Colonel, commanding Corps of Artillery, Provisional Army of Tennessee, May , 1861.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., October 12, l861.
Major general, P. A. C. S., March 10, 1862.
Died January 22, 1879.

Commands.
Commanding, October 24, 1861, the Third Division of the Western Department, embracing the brigades of Colonels Neely and Marks. Division composed of brigades of Cabell and Churchill, Army of the West. Division also composed of the brigades of Ector, Rains and McNair. Commanding the Army of the West, composed of the divisions of McCown, Little and Maury, in June, 1862. Commanding, September 1, 1862, Department of East Tennessee. Commanding division in Army of Kentucky, under General E. Kirby Smith, June 27, 1862. Commanding a division under General Pemberton, in the Vicksburg campaign, May , 1863. Transferred from Bragg's command.

McCown, John Porter, born in Tennessee, appointed from Tennessee cadet United States Military Academy, September 1, 1835; graduated tenth in a class of fifty-six.
Second lieutenant, Fourth Artillery, July 1, 1840.
First lieutenant, September 30, 1843.
Regimental quartermaster, March 29, 1847, to January 12, 1849.
Captain, January 9, 1851.
Brevet captain, April 18, 1847, for gallant and meritorious conduct in the battle of Cerro Gordo, Mexico.
Resigned May 17, 1861.

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


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