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Civil War Soldiers - Stevenson

Lieutenant colonel, Corps of Infantry, C. S. A., March 16, 1861.
Colonel, Fifty-third Virginia Infantry.
Brigadier general, P. A. C. S., February 27, 1862.
Major general, P. A. C. S., October 10, 1862.

Commanding garrison at Cumberland Gap, April and May, 1S62. June 22, 1862, to July, 1864, commanding a division in Army of Tennessee. Division composed of the brigades of Brown, Cumming, Pettus and Reynolds, and the light batteries of Anderson, Rowan, Corput, and Carnes, Army of Tennessee. Division composed of the brigades of Pettus, Palmer and Cumming, Army of Tennessee. July 18, 1864, assumed command of Hood's (2) Corps, Army of Tennessee.

Stevenson, Carter Littlepage, born in Virginia, appointed from Virginia cadet United States Military Academy, July 1, 1834; graduated forty-second in a class of forty-five.
Second lieutenant, Fifth Infantry, July 1, 1838.
First lieutenant, September 22, 1840.
Captain, June 30, 1847.
Dismissed June 25, 1861.

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

Stevenson, John D., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in the state of Virginia, but early in life took up his residence in Missouri, where he was living at the time of the Mexican war. On June 27, 1846, he became captain of the Missouri mounted volunteers and served in that capacity in the war with Mexico until June 24, 1847. He then retired from the military service and followed peaceful pursuits until June 1, 1861, when he was commissioned colonel of the 7th Mo. infantry and began active service in the Civil war at Boonville, Mo., on July 4. He was on duty at various places in the state until early in May, 1862, when he was ordered with his regiment to Pittsburg landing, where he arrived on the 14th. From August to October he was on post duty at Jackson, Tenn.; took part in the engagements at Medon Station and Britton's lane; was then ordered to Corinth, Miss., where he arrived in time to attack the Confederate rear as the enemy was assaulting the Federal forces; was attached to Gen. McPherson's division and was in the advance in the pursuit of the enemy from Corinth to Ripley. On Nov. 29, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers and continued to serve in that capacity until April 22, 1864, when he resigned from the service; but on Aug. 7, 1864, he was recommissioned as brigadier, to rank from the date of his first commission, and he continued to serve until Jan. 15, 1866, when he was honorably mustered out of the volunteer service. On March 13, 1865, he was brevetted major- general of volunteers for meritorious service during the war, and on July 28, 1866, he was commissioned colonel in the regular army and given command of the 30th infantry. On March 2, 1867, he was brevetted brigadier-general, U. S. A., for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Champion's hill, Miss., and on Dec. 15, 1870, was assigned to the command of the 25th infantry. He was honorably discharged from the service at his own request on Dec. 31, 1870. Gen. Stevenson died on Jan. 22, 1897.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

Stevenson, Thomas G., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was the son of Hon. J. Thomas Stevenson of Boston, Mass., born in 1836, and early manifested a predilection for military life, having risen from the ranks to major of the 4th battalion of Mass. infantry, which position he held at the commencement of the war. He had an unsurpassed reputation as a drill-master and his command, which was brought to a high degree of discipline, became the school of many young officers afterward distinguished in the Federal service. In the fall of 1861 he recruited the 24th Mass. infantry, which originally formed part of Foster's brigade in Burnside's expedition to North Carolina, and as its colonel participated in the capture of Roanoke island and New Berne, Feb. and March, 1862, and in various minor operations immediately succeeding those events. After holding for some months the outpost defences of New Berne, he conducted several expeditions within the Confederate lines and on Sept. 6 successfully defended Washington, N. C., against an attack by a superior force. He had charge of a brigade in the movements on Goldsboro and Kinston and in Dec, 1862, was appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers and when Gen. Foster organized the expedition for operations against Charleston, in Feb., 1863, received command of a brigade in Gen. Naglee's division. His appointment as brigadier-general was confirmed in March, 1863, and during the succeeding summer he saw much active service in the neighborhood of Charleston, assisting in the reduction of Morris island and the assault on Fort Wagner, where he commanded the reserves. He returned to the north in the fall to recruit his health and subsequently was appointed by his old commander, Gen. Burnside, who had a high appreciation of his capacity, to command the 1st division of the 9th corps. Gen. Stevenson was killed near Spottsylvania, Va., on May 10, 1864.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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