CONFEDERATE GENERALS OF KENTUCKY
Adams, Daniel Weisinger-CSA
Brother to Confederate General William W. Adams BORN: Frankfort,
Kentucky- June 1821 DIED: Jackson, Mississippi- June 13, 1872 BURIED:
Jackson City Cemetery, Mississippi (Unmarked grave)
Brigadier General- May 23, 1862 Practiced law in Mississippi. Marker
placed in cemetery to his memory.
Adams, William Wirt-CSA
BORN:Frankfort, Kentucky- March 22, 1819 DIED: Jackson, Mississippi- May
1888 BURIED: Jackson City Cemetery, Mississippi
Brigadier General- September 23, 1863 Killed in Street encounter by
Jackson’s newspaper editor.
BORN:Abbeville, South Carolina- May 28, 1828 DIED: Louisville, Kentucky-
October 21, 1891 BURIED: Cave Hill Cemetery at Louisville, Kentucky
Brigadier General- March 5, 1864 Practiced law in Louisville. Buried in
Confederate Section on cemetery.
Beall, William Nelson Rector-CSA
BORN:Bardstown, Kentucky- March 20, 1825 DIED: Nashville, Tennessee-
July 25, 1883 BURIED: Mount Olivet Cemetery at Nashville, Tennessee
Brigadier General- April 11, 1862 Store merchant in St. Louis, Missouri
Breckinridge, John Cabell-CSA
Former vice president of the United States BORN:Lexington, Kentucky-
January 15, 1821 DIED: Lexington, Kentucky- May 17, 1875 BURIED:
Lexington City Cemetery, Kentucky Major-General- April 14, 1862
Practiced law in Lexington
Buckner, Simon Bolivar-CSA
BORN: Munfordville, Kentucky- April 1, 1820 DIED: Munfordville,
Kentucky- January 8, 1914 BURIED: State Cemetery at Frankfort, Kentucky
Lieutentent General- September 20, 1864 Governor of Kentucky. Last
surviving Lt. Confederate General of the war.
BORN: Woodford County, Kentucky- January 18, 1820 DIED: Lexington,
Kentucky- June 9, 1884 BURIED: Lexington City Cemetery, Kentucky
Brigadier General- September 2, 1862 Served in the Kentucky State
Churchill, Thomas James-CSA
BORN: Louisville, Kentucky- March 10, 1824 DIED: Little Rock, Arkansas-
May 14, 1904 BURIED: Mount Holly Cemetery at Little Rock, Arkansas
Major-General- March 17, 1865 Governor of Arkansas.
Cosby, George Blake-CSA
BORN: Louisville, Kentucky- January 19, 1830 DIED: Sacramento,
California- June 29, 1909 BURIED: Sacramento Cemetery, California
Brigadier General- January 20, 1863 Board member of the US military
academy at West Point.
Crittenden, George Bibb-CSA
Son of Kentucky Governor Crittenden BORN: Russellville, Kentucky- March
20, 1812 DIED: Danville, Kentucky- November 27, 1880 BURIED: State
Cemetery at Frankfort, Kentucky Major-General- November 9, 1861 Served
as State Librarian of Kentucky. SCV Camp to mark his grave in 1997.
Davis, Jefferson Finis-CSA
Son-In-Law of U.S. President Zachary Taylor BORN: Fairview,
Kentucky-June 3, 1808 DIED: New Orleans, Louisiana-December 6, 1889
BURIED: Hollywood Cemetery at Richmond, Virginia
President of the Confederate States-February 18, 1861 Wrote “The Rise
and Fall of the Confederate Government”. Retired to Private life.
Largest cast-concrete monument in the US marks his birthplace in
Duke, Basil Wilson-CSA
Brother-in-law to Confederate General John Hunt Morgan BORN: Scott
County, Kentucky- May 28, 1838 DIED: New York City, New York- September
16, 1816 BURIED: Lexington City Cemetery, Kentucky
Brigadier General-September 15, 1864 Commissioner of the Shiloh Military
Fagan, James Fleming-CSA
BORN: Clark County, Kentucky- March 1, 1828 DIED: Little Rock,
Arkansas- September 1, 1893 BURIED: Mount Holly Cemetery at Little Rock,
Major-General- April 25, 1864 United States Marshall under President
Field, Charles William-CSA
BORN: Woodford County, Kentucky- April 6, 1828 DIED: Washington D.C.-
April 9, 1892 BURIED: Loudon Cemetery at Baltimore, Maryland
Major-General- February 12, 1864 Door Keeper of the US House of
Gano, Richard Montgomery-CSA
BORN: Paris, Kentucky- June 17, 1830 DIED: Dallas, Texas- March 27, 1913
BURIED: Dallas, Texas
Brigadier General- March 17, 1865 A minister of a Christian Church.
Gholson, Samuel Jameson-CSA
BORN: Madison County, Kentucky- May 19, 1808 DIED: Aberdeen,
Mississippi- October 16, 1883 BURIED: Odd Fellows Cemetery at Aberdeen,
Brigadier General- May 6, 1864 Served in Mississippi State Legislature.
Gibson, Randell Lee-CSA
BORN: Versailles, Kentucky- September 10, 1832 DIED: Hot Springs,
Arkansas- December 15, 1892 BURIED: Lexington City Cemetery, Kentucky
Brigadier General- January 11, 1864 President of Tulane University,
Grayson, John Breckinridge-CSA
BORN: Lexington, Kentucky- October 18, 1806 DIED: Tallahassee, Florida-
October 21, 1861 BURIED: St. Louis Cemetery at New Orleans, Louisiana
Brigadier General- August 15, 1861 Died during the war of disease.
Hanson, Roger Weightman-CSA
BORN: Clark County, Kentucky- August 27, 1827 DIED: Murfreesboro,
Tennessee- January 2, 1863 BURIED: Lexington City Cemetery, Kentucky
Brigadier General- December 13, 1862 Killed at the battle of
Murfreesboro. Grave monument erected by his brigade after the war.
Hawes, James Morrison-CSA
Confederate Governor of Kentucky BORN: Lexington, Kentucky- January 7,
1824 DIED; Covington, Kentucky- November 22, 1889 BURIED: Highland
Cemetery at Ft. Mitchell, Kentucky
Brigadier General- March 5, 1862 Store merchant in Covington.
Helm, Benjamin Hardin-CSA
Son of Kentucky Governor John LaRue Helm BORN: Bardstown, Kentucky- June
2, 1831 DIED: Chickamauga, Georgia- September 20, 1863 BURIED: Helm
Family Cemetery at Elizabethtown, Kentucky
Brigadier General- March 14, 1862 Killed at the battle of Chickamauga.
Grave marked by SCV in 1996.
Hodge, George Baird-CSA
BORN: Fleming County, Kentucky- April 8, 1828 DIED: Longwood, Florida-
August 11, 1892 BURIED: Evergreen Cemetery at Newport, Kentucky
Brigadier General- November 20,1863 Kentucky State Senator.
Hood, John Bell-CSA
BORN: Owingsville, Kentucky- June 1, 1831 DIED: New Orleans, Louisiana-
August 20, 1879
BURIED: Metaririe Cemetery at New Orleans, Louisiana
General- July 18, 1864 Died of Yellow Fever. Restoration of his
birthplace home is being done at Owingsville, Ky.
Jackson, William Lowther, CSA
Cousin to General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson BORN: Clarksville,
Virginia- February 3, 1825 DIED: Louisville, Kentucky- March 24, 1890
BURIED: Cave Hill Cemetery at Louisville, Kentucky
Brigadier General Prominent judge in Louisville.
Johnson, Adam Rankin-CSA
BORN: Henderson, Kentucky- February 8, 1834 DIED: Burnet, Texas-
October 20, 1922 BURIED: State cemetery at Austin, Texas
Brigadier General- June 1, 1864 Blinded during the war. Founder of
Marble Hills, Texas.
Johnston, Albert Sidney-CSA
Brother-in-law to CS General William Preston BORN: Washington,
Kentucky- February 2, 1803 DIED: Shiloh, Tennessee- April 6, 1862
BURIED: State cemetery at Austin, Texas General- May 30, 1861 Killed at
the battle of Shiloh. Wife and children are buried at Cave Hill
Cemetery, Louisville, Ky.
Lewis, Joseph Horace-CSA
BORN: Glasgow, Kentucky- October 29, 1824 DIED: Glasgow, Kentucky-
July 6, 1904 BURIED: Glasgow City Cemetery, Kentucky Brigadier
General- September 30, 1863 Chief Justice of the Kentucky court of
appeals. SCV to mark his grave in 1997
Loyn, Hylan Benton-CSA
BORN: Loyn County, Kentucky- February 22, 1836 DIED: Eddyville,
Kentucky- April 25, 1907 BURIED: Eddyville Cemetery, Kentucky
Brigadier General- June 14, 1864 Commissioner of the Eddyville
BORN: Frankfort, Kentucky- January 13, 1812 DIED: Louisville, Kentucky-
March 28, 1872 BURIED: State cemetery at Frankfort, Kentucky
Brigadier General- October 30, 1861 Practiced law in Louisville.
Martin, William Thompson-CSA
BORN: Glasgow, Kentucky- March 25, 1823 DIED: Natchez, Mississippi-
March 16, 1910 BURIED: Natches, Mississippi
Major-General- November 10, 1863 President of the Natchez-Columbus
Maxey, Samuel Bell-CSA
BORN: Tompkinsville, Kentucky- March 30, 1825 DIED: Eureka Springs,
Arkansas- August 16, 1895 BURIED: Paris, Texas
Brigadier General- March 4, 1862 U.S. Congressman.
Morgan, John Hunt-CSA
Brother-in-law to CS General A.P. Hill BORN: Huntsville, Alabama- June
1, 1825 DIED: Greenville, Tennessee- September 3, 1863 BURIED:
Lexington City Cemetery, Kentucky Brigadier General- December 11, 1862
Murdered in Greenville, TN by a Tennessee Union Soldier.
Perry, William Flank-CSA
BORN: Jackson County, Georgia- March 12, 1823 DIED: Bowling Green,
Kentucky- December 18, 1901 BURIED: Fairview Cemetery at Bowling Green,
Brigadier General- February 21, 1865 Professor at Ogden College in
Bowling Green. Ky.
Brother-In-Law To Gen. Albert Sidney Johnston BORN: Louisville,
Kentucky- October 16, 1816 DIED: Lexington, Kentucky- September 21, 1887
BURIED: Cave Hill Cemetery at Louisville, Kentucky
Brigadier General- April 14, 1862 Served in the Kentucky Legislature.
Quarles, William Andrew-CSA
BORN: Jamestown, Virginia- July 4, 1825 DIED: Russellville, Kentucky-
December 28, 1893 BURIED: Christian County, Kentucky Brigadier General-
August 25, 1863 Tennessee State Senator.
Robertson, Jerome Bonaparte-CSA
BORN: Woodford County, Kentucky- March 14, 1815 DIED: Waco, Texas-
January 7, 1891 BURIED: Waco Cemetery, Texas
Brigadier General- November 1, 1862 Superintendent of the Texas State
Bureau of Immigration.
Shelby, Joseph Orville-CSA
BORN: Lexington, Kentucky- December 12, 1830 DIED: Adrian, Missouri-
February 13, 1897 BURIED: Kansas City Cemetery, Missouri Brigadier
General- December 15, 1863 U.S. Marshall of the western district.
Slack, William Yarnell-CSA
BORN: Mason County, Kentucky- August 1, 1816 DIED: Elkhorn, Arkansas-
March 21, 1862 BURIED: Fayetteville Cemetery, Arkansas
Brigadier General- April 12, 1862 Killed in action at Elkhorn Tavern.
Smith, Gustavus Woodson-CSA
BORN: Georgetown, Kentucky- November 30, 1821 DIED: New York City, New
York- June 24, 1896 BURIED: New London Cemetery, Connecticut
Major-General- September 19, 1861 Kentucky State Insurance Commissioner.
Son of President Zachary Taylor/Brother-in-law to Jefferson Davis.
Louisville, Kentucky- BORN: January 27, 1826 DIED: New York City, New
York- April 12, 1879 BURIED: Metairie Cemetery at New Orleans, Louisiana
Major-General- July 28, 1862 Chief advocator in the release of President
Jefferson Davis from prison.
Taylor, Thomas Hart-CSA
BORN: Frankfort, Kentucky- July 31, 1825 DIED: Louisville, Kentucky-
April 12, 1901 BURIED: State cemetery at Frankfort, Kentucky
Brigadier General- November 4, 1862 Chief of Police in Louisville.
Williams, John Stuart-CSA
BORN: Mount Sterling, Kentucky- July 10, 1818 DIED: Mount Sterling,
Kentucky- July 17, 1898 BURIED: Winchester City Cemetery, Kentucky
Brigadier General- April 16, 1862 Elected US senator from Kentucky.
---Although General Lloyd Tilghman was not born, died or buried in
Kentucky. He lived before the war in Paducah, Kentucky, which he
claimed as home. There are two monuments erected in Paducah for Gen.
Tilghman. The city high school and two area SCV Camps are named for
---Most of this information came from GENERALS IN GRAY, by Ezra J.