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Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur




Born: May 31, 1837

Lincolnton, North Carolina

Died: October 20, 1864

Bella Grove Plantation, Middleton, Virginia


1860: West Point Graduate

1860: 2nd Lieutenant

1861: Resigned Commission

May 27, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel

April 12, 1862: Colonel

November 1, 1862: Brigadier General

June 1, 1864: Major General

Maj. Gen. Stephen D. Ramseur

1860: West Point Graduate - 14th out of 41 cadets

1860: Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd and 4th U.S. Artillery Regiments

1861: Did not wait for North Carolina to secede and joined the Confederate Army in Alabama. Quickly transferred to the 10th North Carolina Militia

May 27, 1861: Lieutenant Colonel in 3rd North Carolina Infantry

July 1861: Thrown by his horse and broke his collar bone and was in recovery till Spring 1862

1862: Peninsula Campaign - Commanded artillery in Brig. Gen. Magruder's division

April 12, 1862: Elected Colonel in the 49th North Carolina Infantry

July 1, 1862: Battle of Malvern Hill - was severely wounded in the right arm. With the arm mangled and paralyzed, went home to recover

1 November 1862: Promoted to Brigadier General - youngest General in the Confederate Army

May 1-3, 1863: Battle of Chancellorsville

July 1-3, 1863: Battle of Gettysburg

May 5-7, 1864: Battle of the Wilderness

May 7-20, 1864: Spotsylvania Court House Campaign

June 1, 1864: Promoted to Major General - youngest West Point Graduate in Confederate Army

Valley Campaigns of 1864

September 19, 1864: 3rd Battle of Winchester

October 19, 1864: Battle of Cedar Creek - Was shot through the lungs and captured by the Union soldiers

Died the following day in Middleton, Virginia

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