Kershaw, Joseph Brevard, 1822-1894

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Birth 1822-01-05
Death 1894-04-13

Biographical notes:

Army officer and jurist; son of Col. John Kershaw (1765-1829) and Harrietta Du Bose Kershaw; grandson of Joseph Kershaw (ca. 1727-1791); husband of Lucretia Douglas; commanded Palmetto Regt., 1843, in Mexican War; member of: S.C. legislature, 1852-1856, and S.C. Secession Convention, 1860; promoted to Major General, Confederate Army, by 1864; president of S.C. Senate, 1865.

From the description of Joseph Brevard Kershaw papers, 1766-1931 (bulk, 1766-1888). (University of South Carolina). WorldCat record id: 75961074

Joseph Brevard Kershaw (1822-1894) was a Confederate general.

From the guide to the Joseph Brevard Kershaw Papers, ., 1762-1938, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

Joseph Brevard Kershaw, lawyer, Confederate officer, and South Carolina legislator, was born 5 January 1822, in Camden, South Carolina, and died there 13 April 1894.

He was a member of the seccession convention (1860); was commissioned a colonel (1861); became a major general (1864); and commanded the 1st Corps, Army of Northern Virginia.

From the description of Papers, 1852-1894 (bulk 1861). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 173863005


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