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Civil War Soldiers - Pemberton

Lieutenant 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., January 14, 1862.
Lieutenant general, P. A. C. S., October 10, 1862.
Died at Penllyn, Pa., July 13, 1881.

As brigadier general, commanded Confederate forces north of the Nansemond, on the east bank of James River, Virginia, in 1861. Brigade composed of the Third Virginia, Thirteenth and Fourteenth North Carolina Regiments, Wilson's Virginia Battalion and Manley's North Carolina Battery of Light Artillery. In 1861-2, as brigadier general, commanded the Eighth Military District of South Carolina; command then composed of Donelson's and Gregg's Brigades, and other unattached troops. As major general, commanded the same military district and troops in 1862. In 1862, commanding the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and East and Middle Florida, temporarily, in the absence of General R. E. Lee. In March, 1862, assigned to the command of the Department of South Carolina, Georgia and East and Middle Florida. Assigned, October 4, 1862, to the command of the Department of Mississippi and East Louisiana. Assigned, October 10, 1862, to the same command, and in addition to the command of the Army of Tennessee, relieving Major General Earl Van Dorn. May 7 to July 4, 1863, commanding army in and around Vicksburg, Miss. He surrendered to General U. S. Grant. Resigned, May 18, 1864, commission as lieutenant general, P. A. C. S., and served the remainder of the war as lieutenant colonel, C. S. A., in command of the artillery defenses of Richmond.

Pemberton, John Clifford, born in Pennsylvania, appointed from Pennsylvania cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1833; graduated twenty-seventh in a class of fifty.
Second lieutenant, Fourth Artillery, July 1, 1837.
First lieutenant, March 19, 1842.
Captain, September 16, 1850.
Brevet captain, September 23, 1846, for gallant conduct in the several conflicts at Monterey, Mexico, and
Major, September 8, l847, for gallantry and meritorious conduct in the battle of Molino del Rey, Mexico.
Resigned April 29, 1861.

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

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