Name FEATHERSTON, Winfield Scott
Born August 8 1820, Murfreesboro TN
Died May 28 1891, Holly Springs MS
Pre-War Profession Creek war, lawyer, US congressman,
War Service 1861 Col. of 17th Mississippi, Ball's Bluff, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded Featherston’s Bde/D H Hill's Divn at Yorktown, Peninsula campaign, commanded 6th Bde/Longstreet's Divn at Gaines' Mill (w), Second Manassas, commanded Featherston’s Bde/R H Anderson's Divn at Fredericksburg, commanded Featherston’s Bde/Loring's Divn in the Vicksburg campaign, Atlanta campaign, Franklin, Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, judge.
Name FERGUSON, Samuel Wragg
Born November 3 1834, Charleston SC
Died February 3 1917, Jackson MS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1857, Mormon expedition, resigned 1861.
War Service 1861 South Carolina provisional army, Beauregard's staff, Fort Sumter, First Manassas, Shiloh, Corinth, Lt. Col. of 28th Mississippi Cavalry, Vicksburg campaign, July 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Ferguson’s Bde/Jackson’s cavalry Divn in the Atlanta campaign, Carolinas campaign, fled with President Davis.
Post War Career Lawyer, civil engineer, tried to serve in Spanish-American war.
Notes Although not highly rated by Wheeler, he fought well against Sherman in the Carolinas.
Lowrey, James Marvin Samuel Wragg Ferguson, Brig. General, CSA, and wife Catherine Lee J.M. Lowrey 1994
Name FIELD, Charles William
Born April 6 1828, Woodford Cty KY
Died April 9 1892, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, resigned 1861.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 6th Virginia Cavalry, March 1862 Brig. Gen., commanded 1st Bde/Hill's Light Division in Seven Days, Cedar Mountain, Second Manassas (w), superintendent of the Bureau of Conscription, February 1864 Maj. Gen., commanded Hood's Divn/I Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Fort Harrison, Darbytown Road, Appomattox.
Post War Career Businessman, Egyptian army, doorkeeper of US House of Representatives, civil engineer, superintendent of Indian reservation.
Notes Longstreet opposed his appointment to divisional command because of his infirmity due to the wound he suffered at Second Manassas. Longstreet was rebuked by President Davis. Field fully justified his promotion.
Name FINEGAN, Joseph
Born November 17 1814, Clones, Ireland
Died October 29 1885, Rutledge FL
Pre-War Profession Emigrated in his 20s, lumber miller, lawyer, railroad constructor, judge.
War Service 1861 in charge of military affairs for the state of Florida, April 1862 Brig. Gen., Departmental commander in Florida, Olustee, May 1864 transferred to Virginia, commanded Finegan’s Bde/Mahone's Divn at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Florida.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, cotton broker.
Name FINLEY, Jesse Johnson
Born November 18 1812, Wilson Cty TN
Died November 6 1904, Lake City FL
Pre-War Profession Seminole war of 1836, lawyer, politician, judge.
War Service March 1862 Pvt. in 6th Florida, April 1862 Col., Kentucky campaign, Chickamauga, November 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded Finley’s Bde/Breckenridge’s Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Resaca (w), Jonesboro (w), president of courts-martial.
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman, refused seat as a senator on a technicality, judge.
Name FLOYD, John Buchanan
Born June 1 1806, Montgomery Cty VA
Died August 26 1863, Abingdon VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, cotton planter, politician, governor, Secretary of War to President Buchanan, resigned December 1860.
War Service May 1861 Brig. Gen., West Virginia campaign, Fort Donelson (transferred command to General Pillow), March 1862 relieved of his command in Nashville for desertion, Maj. Gen. of Virginia state troops, raised a band of partisans, his health was ruined by campaigning.
Notes Accused by the North of transferring materiel to Southern arsenals prior to the War.
Name FORNEY, John Horace
Born August 12 1829, Lincolnton NC
Died September 13 1902, Jacksonville AL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, frontier duty, Utah expedition, teacher at West Point.
War Service 1861 Alabama state service, Col. of artillery, March 1861 Capt. in Confederate army, raised 10th Alabama, June 1861 Col., First Manassas, Dranesville (w), March 1862 Brig. Gen., Mobile, October 1862 Maj. Gen., commanded Forney’s Divn at Vicksburg (s), quickly exchanged, parole and exchange duty in Mississippi, commander of district of Texas.
Post War Career Operated a military academy, surveyor, civil engineer.
Notes Brother of William Henry Forney.
Name FORNEY, William Henry
Born November 9 1823, Lincolnton NC
Died January 16 1894, Jacksonville AL
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 10th Alabama, Dranesville (w), Lt. Col., Peninsula campaign, Williamsburg (w,c), exchanged after four months, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), Gettysburg (w,c), Petersburg campaign, February 1865 Brig. Gen., Appomattox.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, US congressman.
Name FORREST, Nathan Bedford
Born July 13 1821, Bedford Cty TN
Died October 29 1877, Memphis TN
Pre-War Profession Planter, slave dealer
War Service 1861 Pvt. in Confederate army, raised 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Lt. Col., Fort Donelson, Col. of 3rd Tennessee Cavalry, Shiloh (w), July 1862 Brig. Gen., raided communications in Tennessee, Chickamauga, December 1863 Maj. Gen., given independent command, Fort Pillow, Brice's Cross Roads, commanded cavalry in Hood's Franklin and Nashville campaign, February 1865 Lt. Gen., Selma.
Post War Career Planter, railroad president.
Notes The greatest cavalry leader of the War. Associated with the Ku Klux Klan for a time after the War.
On the Internet Nathan Bedford Forrest
Bearss, Edwin C Forrest at Brice's Cross Roads and in north Mississippi in 1864Dayton OH, Press of Morningside Bookshop, 1979
Henry, Robert Selph "First with the most" Forrest Westport CT, Greenwood Press 1974
Williams, Edward F. Fustest with the mostest; the military career of Tennessee's greatest Confederate, Lt. Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest Memphis, Distributed by Southern Books 1969
Wills, Brian Steel A battle from the start : the life of Nathan Bedford Forrest New York, Harper Collins 1992
Wyeth, John A. That devil Forrest : life of General Nathan Bedford Forrest Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press 1989
Name FRAZER, John Wesley
Born January 6 1827, Hardin Cty TN
Died March 31 1906, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, garrison duty, resigned March 1861
War Service 1861 Capt. of CSA infantry, Lt. Col. of 8th Alabama, Col. of 28th Alabama, Kentucky campaign, May 1863 Brig. Gen., commanded a brigade in eastern Tennessee, Cumberland Gap, surrendered the garrison, commission rejected by the Senate, imprisoned at Fort Warren until the end of the War.
Post War Career Planter, businessman.
Name FRENCH, Samuel Gibbs
Born November 22 1818, Gloucester Cty NJ
Died April 20 1910, Florala FL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican War, resigned 1856, planter.
War Service 1861 Chief of ordnance of Mississippi, April 1861 Maj. of CSA artillery, October 1861 Brig. Gen., served on the Virginia peninsula, August 1862 Maj. Gen., served in Petersburg and Suffolk districts, served in North Carolina, commanded French’s Divn/Polk’s Corps in Atlanta campaign, Allatoona, Franklin, relieved because of an eye infection, Mobile.
Post War Career Planter, wrote memoirs.
Name FROST, Daniel Marsh
Born August 9 1823, Schenectady Cty NY
Died October 29 1900, St Louis MO
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1844, Mexican War, resigned 1853, manufacturer, politician, Brig. Gen. of Missouri militia.
War Service 1861 surrendered Camp Jackson to Union Gen. Lyon, March 1862 Brig. Gen., declined a command at Pea Ridge, Bragg's staff, Prairie Grove, 1863 fled to Canada because of pressure on his wife in Missouri, December 1863 dropped from the army's rolls.
Post War Career Returned to Missouri, farmed.
Name FRY, Birkett Davenport
Born June 24 1822, Kanawha Cty WV
Died January 21 1891, Richmond VA
Pre-War Profession West Point class of 1846 but did not graduate, Mexican War, filibustered in Nicaragua, cotton manufacturer.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 13th Alabama, Seven Pines (w), Sharpsburg (w), Chancellorsville (w), Gettysburg, Pickett's Charge (w,c), exchanged after nine months, May 1864 Brig. Gen., commanded Walker’s and Archer’s Bdes/Heth’s Divn at Cold Harbor, commanded walker’s Bde/Heth’s Divn at Petersburg, commanded a district in South Carolina and Georgia.
Post War Career Emigrated to Cuba, returned 1868, businessman.