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Civil War Soldiers - Preston
|PRESTON, WILLIAM, Kentucky.
April 6, 1862, Volunteer aide-de-camp to General A. S. Johnston, at
battle of Shiloh, with rank of colonel.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., April 14, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., January 1, 1865.
Died at Lexington, Ky., September 21, 1887.
Commanding Third Brigade in Breckenridge's Division, Army of
Tennessee, composed of the Twentieth Tennessee, Sixtieth North
Carolina, and the First, Second and Third Florida Regiments Infantry,
and Mebane's Light Battery of Artillery. Commanding the division
formerly commanded by Major General Polignac. In October, 1863,
commanding division composed of the brigades of Gracie, Trigg and
Kelly, in Longstreet's Corps, Army of Tennessee.
Source: Military Records of General Officers of the Confederate
States of America, by Charles B. Hall, 1898