John Brown Gordon
b. February 6, 1832, Upson County, Ga.
d. January 9, 1904, Miami Fl.

An attorney who worked in a mining operation, Gordon organized a unit of mountain men called the Raccoon Roughs to support the Confederacy at the start of the war. After the Battle of Antietam, he was promoted to brigadier general and was made a major general in 1864. Gordon served under Robert E. Lee and commanded the Army of Northern Virginia. After the war, he returned to Atlanta where he served as a U.S. Senator, governor, and U.S. Senator again. He was active in the Democratic party and when the United Confederate Veterans organized in 1890, he was voted commander in chief of the association. He died in Miami, but is buried in Atlanta.

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