Jordan, Thomas, 1819-1895

Alternative names
Dates:
Birth 1819-09-30
Death 1895-11-29

Biographical notes:

Confederate general, chief of staff to G.T. Beauregard.

From the description of Memorandum, [1874?]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541762

Confederate general.

From the description of ALS, 1882 Sept. 23, New York, N.Y., to G.T. Beauregard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475273

From the description of ALS : Memphis, to G.T. Beauregard, 1866 Oct. 26. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122633564

Soldier and journalist; native of Luray, Virginia; graduated, 1840, from the United States Military Academy (West Point, N.Y.); served as lieutenant in the 3rd Infantry during the Second Seminole War (1835-1842); served in the Mexican American War during which he was promoted to captain and quartermaster and oversaw the withdrawal of General Winfield Scott's army from Vera Cruz in 1848; resigned his U.S. Army commission on 21 May 1861 and joined the Confederate army, eventually reaching the rank of Brigadier General; served as P.G.T. Beauregard's chief of staff during the defense of Charleston (1862-1864); landed in Cuba with 300 men in May 1869 to assist insurgents fighting for Cuban independence from Spain during the Ten Years' War (1868-1878); left Cuba in Feb. 1870 and returned to the United States to pursue his literary career; son of Gabriel Jordan and Elizabeth Ann Sibert.

From the description of Thomas Jordan papers, 1862 Nov. 18 - 1863 Mar. 27. (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 141188933

Confederate general; Beauregard's chief of staff.

From the description of ALS, 1862 Sept. 7, Chattanooga, to G.T. Beauregard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541757

Confederate general, Beauregard's chief of staff.

From the description of ALS, 1866 Dec. 15, Memphis, Tenn., to G.T. Beauregard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122610700

From the description of LS, 1874 Nov. 2, New York, N.Y., to G.T. Beauregard, New Orleans. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122540647

Confederate general, Beauregard's chief of staff; later editor of the Memphis appeal (1886) and the Financial and mining record (1870-1892).

From the description of ALS, 1872 May 8, to G.T. Beauregard, New Orleans. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 86138913

Confederate Army officer and journalist.

From the description of Papers, 1861-1865. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19933210

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Subjects:

  • Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
  • Courts-martial and courts of inquiry
  • Presidents--Nomination
  • Telegraph
  • Trials (military offenses)
  • Railroads

Occupations:

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Places:

  • Fort Miller (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • Charleston (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • Fort Miller (Calif.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Tennessee (as recorded)
  • Pocotaligo (S.C.) (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • South Carolina (as recorded)
  • Confederate States of America (as recorded)
  • United States (as recorded)
  • Vicksburg (Miss.) (as recorded)