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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1825

Vol. I

(Born Ten.)

Daniel S. Donelson

(Ap'd Ten.)


Daniel Smith Donelson: Born June 23, 1801, Sumner County, TN.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1821, to July 1, 1825, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 3d Artillery, July 1, 1825.

On leave of absence, July 1, 1825, to Jan. 22, 1826.

Resigned, Jan. 22, 1826.

Civil History. — Brigade Major, Tennessee Militia, 1827‑29, — and  p343 Brig.‑General, 1829‑34. Member of the House of Representatives of the State of Tennessee, 1841‑43, and 1855‑61; and Speaker of the House of Representatives, 1859‑61. Planter, Sumner County, Ten., 1826‑34, — in Florida Territory, 1834‑36, — and Sumner County, Ten., 1836‑61.

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

Died, Apr. 17, 1863, in Eastern Tennessee:​b Aged 61.

Buried, Hendersonville Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Hendersonville, TN.

Thayer's Notes:

a As with other Confederate officers, Cullum's Register omits his war record, which included victories over Union forces. The lacuna is summarily filled in by the online summary of his Confederate career at RootsWeb.

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b The Register actually has "at Napoleon, Ark." — picking up and repeating, thru a slip, the place of death of the next man in the Class, Stephen Ryan (397, q.v.). I made the correction from his tombstone.

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