Green, Wharton J. (Wharton Jackson), 1831-1910Alternative names
Born February 28, 1831, in St. Marks, Wakula County, Fla. Practiced law in Washington, D.C., after passing the bar in 1854; also farmed in Warren County, N.C. He married Esther Ellery of Boston in 1858. Joined the Confederate Army, commissioned as a lieutenant colonel in the 2nd North Carolina Battalion, serving on General Daniel's staff until wounded and captured at Gettysburg; was a prisoner on Johnson's Island in Lake Erie. After the war, he took up viticulture at Tokay Vineyards near Fayetteville, N.C., and attended the Democratic national conventions of 1868, 1872, 1876, and 1888, as a delegate. Elected to the House of Representatives for 48th and 49th Congresses, 1883-1887. Wrote his memoirs, Recollections and reflections. First president of the Society of Confederate Soldiers and Sailors of North Carolina. Died at Tokay, August 6, 1910.
From the description of European tour journal of Wharton Jackson Green, 1858-1859 / edited by D.S. Payne. 1987. (Northern Kentucky University). WorldCat record id: 15242338
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