Carter Littlepage Stevenson Jr. - Fredericksburg VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 38° 18.154 W 077° 28.009
18S E 284297 N 4242264
Quick Description: Civil War Confederate Major General. He was a career military officer, serving in the United States Army in several antebellum wars and then in the Confederate States Army as a general in the Western Theater of the American Civil War.
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 8/4/2020 10:14:37 AM
Waymark Code: WM12Y4V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
Views: 1

Long Description:
He is buried in the Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg VA
Description:
From Find A Grave: Civil War Confederate Major General. Born at Fredericksburg, Virginia, he graduated 42nd of 45 in the United States Military Academy class of 1838. He saw action during the Mexican War and later fought Indians on the frontier and Mormons in Utah. He was commissioned Colonel of the 53rd Virginia Infantry in July 1861, and was promoted to Brigadier General on February 27, 1862. He was then ordered to the Western theater, where he took part in Major General E. Kirby Smith's invasion of Kentucky in August. Advanced to the rank of Major General, he was sent to Vicksburg, Mississippi, to command a division in Lieutenant General John C. Pemberton's army. On May 16, 1863, the division was outflanked at the Battle of Champion's Hill and was forced to retreat. Two months later, he and others counseled Pemberton to surrender the city. He was exchanged in time for the Chattanooga Campaign. In September 1863 he and his old division were stationed on Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, and on November 24 were attacked by Union troops under the command of Major General Joseph Hooker. Heavily outnumbered, his men were assaulted on the front and flank and finally had to withdraw to the sanctuary of the main Confederate line on Missionary Ridge. He subsequently served under General Joseph E. Johnston during the Atlanta Campaign, his division being heavily engaged at the Battle of Resaca on May 15, and at Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, 1864. During the Franklin and Nashville Campaign, in December, the division stoutly defended Overton Hill, Tennessee, until forced to retreat in the face of overwhelming numbers. On December 17 Lieutenant Stephen D. Lee was wounded at Winstead Hill, Georgia, and he was placed in temporary command of his corps. In the closing months of the war, he served in the Carolinas against Major General William T. Sherman's army. He fought his last major engagement at Bentonville, North Carolina, on March 19 to 21, 1865. After the war, he turned to engineering. He died in Caroline County, Virginia.


Date of birth: 9/21/1817

Date of death: 8/15/1888

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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