a civil war general with initials J B?
I need to know the name of a civil war southern officer with the initials of J. B.
- Kevin WLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
John C. Breckenridge, former vice president of the US.
John C. Brown, John H Brown, John Bratton.
Possibly John Bell Hood or James Ewell Brown (JEB) Stuart.
- IceLv 61 decade ago
Name BRECKENRIDGE, John Cabell
Born January 15 1821, Lexington KY
Died May 17 1875, Lexington KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US Congressman, US Vice President.
War Service November 1861 Brig. Gen., April 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Reserve Corps at Shiloh, Baton Rouge, commanded 1st Divn/Hardee’s Corps at Murfreesboro, Jackson, commanded Breckenridge’s Divn/Hill’s Corps at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, commanded Dept of Southwest Tennessee, commanded Confederate forces at New Market, commanded a division at Cold Harbor, Early's Washington raid, Shenandoah campaign, February 1865 Secretary of War.
Post War Career Exile in Cuba, returned to US, lawyer.
- wad963Lv 41 decade ago
Breckinridge, John C., (1821–1875), Major General
- Louie OLv 71 decade ago
General John Breckenridge born in Kentucky.
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- Anonymous1 decade ago
The only one who springs to mind is JOHN BROWN of the song. I thought however that he was Republican.