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Gordon is deputy director of central intelligence, central intelligence agency, washington, d. Typical of the references to pegram are those of his corps commander at the time of his death, general john pegram, one of my most accomplished commanders john b. John dawson gordon, whose parents were slavesservants of the gordon family from 1854 until they moved to california in the 1890s. John brown gordon february 6, 1832 january 9, 1904 was an attorney, a planter, general in the confederate states army, and politician in the postwar years. Jon gordon is a speaker, consultant, and author of the international bestseller the energy bus and the no complaining rule, both from wiley. On the morning of april 9, 1865, chamberlain learned of the desire by general robert e. Fully indexed gold seal of the confederate states of america veterans on the cover published by charles scribners. General john brown gordon was an allround great mana valiant and distinguished soldier, an eminent statesman, a great orator, an author of merit, and a publicspirited and useful citizen.

A long convalescenceenlivened by the author of georgia scenesthe movement upon. Other gordon family members represented in the papers include hugh haralson gordon, caroline lewis gordon, and lewis gordon. Fire chief jeffrey keene as the reincarnation of general. Gordon worked as a packer, landscaper, waiter, and coach before going back to school to major in linguistics and, at 35, switch to less backbreaking monetary pursuits like translating, editing, and writing. Lee to surrender the army of northern virginia when a confederate staff officer approached him under a flag of truce. Gordon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Januar 1904 in miami, florida war jurist, general des konfoderierten heeres. Author ralph lowell eckart among many others have concluded that gordon was a member. John brown gordon would become one of the most successful commanders in general robert e. Reminiscences of the civil war illustrated edition by general john b. The collection contains an interesting set of letters 19411948 to and from rev.

Lee s army, and would do so without any prior military training. John brown gordon february 6, 1832 january 9, 1904 was an attorney, a planter, general. Account of the campaign from his memoirs illustrated by john b. Gordon was assigned the task to surrender all arms to gen.

Gordon was a confederate officer in the american civil war. The account of jeffrey keene is documented in his book, someone elses yesterday. Gordon s lecture at philadelphia in january 1984 during his national book tour authors collection. One of georgias most renowned political and military figures of the nineteenth century, john brown gordon was born on a plantation situated along the banks of the flint river in upson county on february 6, 1832. The flags of the confederate states of america were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the confederacy. A quote from abraham lincoln share book recommendations. John brown gordon family papers university of georgia. Biography of the confederate general and georgia statesman who was one of the bourbon triumvirate. Brigadier general john pegram, lees paradoxical cavalier. Gordon, had sat at his horse and spoken farewell to his men.

In his book, jeff describes how he later retrieved memories of his lifetime as john b. He was born in upson county, georgia, february 6, 1832. The nook book ebook of the general john gordon at gettysburg. Gordon, corps commander, army of northern virginia, c. Account of the pennsylvania campaign from his memoirs illustrated by john b. Carl sandberg one of the great confederate combat leaders, general john b. After the war, he was a strong opponent of reconstruction and is thought by some to have been the titular leader of the ku klux klan in georgia during the late 1860s. In his reminiscences of the civil war he talks about his luck in previous engagements which ran out at antietam. Jackson, stonewall jackson, by his nephew, thomas jackson arnold. Gordon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available. Im a relative of john brown gordon, through my grandfathers side of the family. Gordon of georgia led the union and confederate armies, respectively. John brown gordons career of prominent public service spanned four of.

John brown gordon died in miami at age 71 on january 9, 1904, three months after his memoir, reminiscences of the civil war, was published. My extraordinary escapes from wounds in all the previous battles had. The nook book ebook of the general john gordon at petersburg. Lee in a letter to confederate president jefferson davis as being one of his best brigadiers, characterized by splendid audacity. Famed rebel general revisited york in 1894 cannonball. Gordon s brigade seals a breach in the confederate line on the first day of the battle of the wilderness, part of grants 1864 overland campaign in virginia. Confederate general john b gordon was hit by 5 minie balls during the intense fighting at the bloody lane. Having lived in various parts of the world, gordon is now happily ensconced in suburban ontario with the best of all husbands. The general even received a tribute from president theodore roosevelt, who summed up what many felt by saying, a more gallant, generous, and fearless gentleman and soldier has not been seen by our. He and his books have been featured on cnn and nbcs today show, and in forbes.

John gordon was a great leader and although he would be not quite accurate with some details he summarized the battle at sharpsburg very vividly. Gordons last work was the publishing of his reminiscences of the civil war. This book details keenes amazing journey of accepting the fact that he was being guided to discover his past life as general gordon. Lees most trusted confederate generals during the american civil war. Jeff noted that in the caption gordon was identified as a general, whereas in the article gordon was identified as a colonel at the time of his wounding. For his performance, gordon was promoted to brigadier general in november 1862 and, following his recovery, given command of a brigade in major general jubal earlys division in lieutenant general thomas stonewall jacksons second. View 1 photos for 1128 general john b gordon rd, reynolds, ga 31076 a bed, 2 bath, 1,792 sq. John brown gordon february 6, 1832 january 9, 1904 was one of robert e. It was to me a book that took you back to that civil war era as if you were there. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history. The personal recollections of general edward porter.

This book is a facsimile reprint and may contain imperfections such as marks, notations. George washington gordon october 5, 1836 august 9, 1911 was a general in the confederate states army during the american civil war. He emerged from the civil war as one of the souths most respected generals, and. Gordon, csa, commanders at the surrender ceremony of april 12, 1865 john w. Jons books inspiring people and organizations to work with more vision, passion, positivity, and purpose. Long before keene became convinced of his past life, unusual events kept reinforcing its reality.

Lees most trusted confederate generals by the end of the american civil war. I no his wifes name was rebecca fanny haralson gordon he had children with her although i could not find out their names or really any other information. Gordon apparently had survived the battle at antietam. As a child he moved with his family to walker county, in the northwestern corner of the state, where his father operated a coal mine. This volume, written in his vigorous style and broad, patriotic spirit, has been most favorably received and read all over the country. Genealogy for major general john gordon 1832 1904 family tree on geni, with over. Few generals of the confederate states army had such a glittering career as john brown gordon, although without any formal military training he rose from captain of a company of georgia mountineers to the rank of major general. Major general john gordon 1832 1904 genealogy geni.

John bell hood june 1 or june 29, 1831 august 30, 1879 was a confederate general during the american civil war. By the end of the civil war, he had become one of robert e. Peninsula campaign learn more about the seven days battles in june and july of 1862 from historian robert e. Reminiscences of the civil war few generals of the confederate states army had such a glittering career as john brown gordon, although without any formal military training he rose from captain of a company of georgia mountineers to the rank of major general.

Gordon was born in georgia in 1832 and led a relatively successful. Hood had a reputation for bravery and aggressiveness that sometimes bordered on recklessness. Reminiscences of the civil war facsimile 62 by general john b. At the time of his birth his father was a prominent minister and plantation owner. John brown gordon was born in upson county, georgia on february 6, 1832 to zachariah and malinda cox gordon. Soldier, southerner, american and millions of other books are. He was born in upson county, georgia, on his fathers plantation, and attended the university of georgia, proving himself a distinguished student. After the war, he practiced law in pulaski, tennessee, where the ku klux klan was formed. Jon gordon books list of books by author jon gordon. In 1867, gordon became the klans first grand dragon for the realm of tennessee, and wrote its precept, a book. Gordon, of georgia, lectured to a large audience in the opera house last night. The general entered the air force through the reserve officer training corps program in 1968. Books about stonewall jackson vmi archives virginia.

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