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Civil War Soldiers - Pemberton
|PEMBERTON, JOHN C. Virginia.
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
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