Monday, January 19, 2015

Stephen Dodson Ramseur, C.S.A.-- Part 1

From Wikipedia.

In the last post, Gen. Sheridan mentioned that Confederate General Ramseur had been captured and was "perhaps mortally wounded."  I was familiar with this general's name, but didn't know much about him, so had to do further research.

STEPHEN DODSON RAMSEUR

 (May 31, 1837-October 20, 1864)

Was one of the youngest generals on either side during the war, just 27 when he was killed.

He distinguished himself at the Battles of Malvern Hill, Chancellorsville( where his brigade led the flank attack), the Overland Campaign and Valley Campaign.  He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Cedar Creek as Sheridan had mentioned.

--Old Secesh

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