Chesnut, James, 1815-1885

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1815-01-18
Death 1885-02-01

Biographical notes:

Camden, S.C. attorney, plantation owner, state legislator, and U.S. Senator. He held several military posts during the Civil War including a staff position in Richmond, Va. from 1862 to 1864. His wife was Mary Boykin Miller (1823-1886).

From the description of James Chesnut papers, 1850-1900. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 36794015

Attorney, plantation owner, South Carolina Representative, South Carolina Senator, and U.S. Senator. A native of Camden, South Carolina, Chesnut held several military posts during the Civil War, including a staff position in Richmond, Virginia from 1862 to 1864. Chesnut became a general in 1864 and was put in charge of all reserve forces in coastal South Carolina.

From the description of James Chesnut letters, 1850-1862. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32144104

U.S. senator from South Carolina (1858-1861), lawyer, and plantation owner.

From the description of James Chesnut papers, 1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450534

James Chesnut, Jr. (1815 - 1885) of Camden, S.C., was a planter, lawyer, United States Senator, a signatory of the Constitution of the Confederate States of America, a Confederate States Army general; and husband of Mary Boykin Chesnut ( 1823 - 1886); includes several of his printed calling cards.

From the description of James Chesnut account book, 1856. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 759933005

James Chesnut, lawyer, planter, U.S. and South Carolina legislator, and commander of the South Carolina Confederate Reserves, was born 18 January 1815, in Camden, South Carolina, and died near there 1 February 1885. During the Civil War, Chesnut served as an aide to General Beauregard, as chief of the military on the Executive Council of South Carolina, and as an aide on President Davis's staff.

From the description of James Chesnut letter book, 1864-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173862991

Lawyer and planter of Camden, S.C.; member of S.C. House, 1840-1851; member of S.C. Senate, 1852-1859; member of U.S. Senate, 1859-1861; graduate of Princeton in 1837; member of Confederate Provisional Congress, 1861; son of James (1773-1866) and Mary Cox Chesnut; husband of Mary Boykin Miller Chesnut (1823-1886).

From the description of James Chesnut (1815-1885) papers, 1832-1914. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 41448690

Lawyer, planter, political leader, and Confederate Army officer, of Camden, S.C.

From the description of Papers, 1779-1872. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19465103

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Subjects:

  • Cotton Marketing
  • Secession
  • Politicians--Correspondence
  • Slavery--Extension to the territories--History
  • Slaves
  • Reconstruction
  • Sherman's March to the Sea
  • Plantation management
  • Public buildings
  • Soldiers
  • Plantation owners--Kershaw County
  • Slavery--Insurrections, etc

Occupations:

  • Plantation owners
  • Politicians
  • Senators, U.S. Congress
  • Lawyers

Places:

  • Kershaw County (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Camden (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Charleston (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Kershaw County (as recorded)
  • Kershaw County (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Columbia (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Georgia (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • South Carolina--Kershaw County (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Sumter (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)