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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1842

Vol. II
p124
1122

(Born Ten.)

Alexander P. Stewart

(Ap'd Ten.)

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Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1838, to July 1, 1842, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1842.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Macon, N. C., 1842‑43; and at the Military Academy, as Asst. Professor of Mathematics, Aug. 29, 1843, to Feb. 25, 1845.

Resigned, May 31, 1845.

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics and of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Cumberland University, Lebanon, Ten., 1845‑49, — in Nashville University, Ten., 1849‑50, — in Cumberland University, Ten., 1850‑54, — in Nashville University, Ten., 1854‑55, — and in Cumberland University, Ten., 1856‑61. City Surveyor of Nashville, Ten., 1855.

Joined in the Rebellion of 1861-66 against the United States.a

Civil History. — Professor of Mathematics and of Natural and Experimental Philosophy, Cumberland University, Lebanon, Ten., 1866‑69. Merchant, St. Louis, Mo., 1869‑74. Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, Oxford, Mis., since 1874.

Vol. IV
p58
[Supplement, Vol. IV: 1890‑1900]

Civil History. — Unknown.

Vol. IV
p55
[Supplement, Vol. V: 1900‑1910]

Civil History. — Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, 1874‑1886. Member of Chickamauga Park Commission, 1891‑1908. Life Member of Royal Historical Society, and LL. D. Residence, Biloxi, Miss.

Died Aug. 30, 1908, at Biloxi, Miss.: Aged 87.

See Annual Association of Graduates, U. S. M. A., 1909, for an obituary notice.


Thayer's Note:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record; he would become one of the Confederacy's two Lieutenant-Generals. The Southern Historical Society Papers summarize as follows:

In 1861 appointed Major of the Artillery Corps in the army organized by the State of Tennessee. Transferred with that rank to the Army of the Confederate States. Engaged in battle of Belmont, November 7, 1861; commissioned Brigadier-General, Confederate States Army, November, 1861. In Shiloh campaign and battle of Shiloh, 1862; in campaign into Kentucky and battle of Perryville, and in battle of Murfreesboro', 1862. Major-General, June 2, 1863. In the Tullahoma campaign in Middle Tennessee, in the Chickamauga-Chattanooga campaign, battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge, 1863. In the Dalton-Atlanta Campaign of 1864; fought the battle of New Hope Church, May 25, 1864. Lieutenant-General, June, 1864, in command of the Army of the Mississippi, afterwards reorganized and known as Stewart's Corps. In battle of Peach Tree Creek, July 20th, and battle of Mt. Ezra Church, July 28th. In Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood's campaign into Tennessee, and in battles of Franklin and Nashville, November and December, 1864. After Hood's retirement, was in command of the Army of Tennessee to the close of the war. United with General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Joseph E. Johnston's Army in North Carolina in February, 1865, and battle of Cole's Farm.


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