Clingman, T. L. (Thomas Lanier), 1812-1897

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T. L. (Thomas Lanier) Clingman (1812-1897) was a businessman; mountain explorer; legislator for North Carolina and the United States; and Confederate colonel and brigadier general, serving in the eastern North Carolina and South Carolina defenses and in Virginia. Clingman was born in Huntsville, Surry (now Yadkin) County, N.C. He was educated at the University of North Carolina, graduating in 1832 after which he read law. In 1835 he was elected from Surry County to the lower house of the North Carolina legislature. In 1840 he was elected to state senate and in 1843 he was elected to the United State House of Representatives. Clingman served terms in both the United State House and Senate before the outbreak of the Civil War. In 1861 Clingman was comissioned as colonel of the 25th North Carolina Regiment and in 1862 was made brigadier general. He served primarily in eastern North Carolina and Virginia and took part in the Battle of Cold Harbor in Virginia near the end of the war. After the war, Clingman became active in promoting development in the western North Carolina mountain regions and was an avid explorer of the area.

From the guide to the T. L. Clingman Papers, ., 1862-1865, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.)

T. L. Clingman was a U.S. senator, businessman, mountain explorer, and Confederate officer.

From the description of T. L. Clingman papers, 1862-1865 [manuscript]. (Oceanside Free Library). WorldCat record id: 22486178

Lawyer, U.S. Representative and Senator, and Confederate officer; from Asheville (Buncombe County), N.C.

From the description of Papers, 1816-1880. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19465475

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creatorOf Clingman, T. L. (Thomas Lanier), 1812-1897. T. L. Clingman papers, 1862-1865 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. Papers, 1804-1887. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Pollard, Charles T. (Charles Teed), 1842-1873. Confederate officers photograph album, undated. Alabama Department of Archives and History
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part II: The Civil War and the Confederacy, 1832-1915. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Reid, David Settle, 1813-1891. Autograph letter signed : [Washington], to the President, [1857]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Franklin, Benjamin Cromwell Papers 63-154., 1805-1915 Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin .
referencedIn Barringer, Daniel Moreau, 1806-1873. Daniel Moreau Barringer papers, 1797-1873. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
referencedIn Clingman and Puryear family papers, 1810-1908 [manuscript]. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
creatorOf Clingman, T. L. (Thomas Lanier), 1812-1897. Papers, 1816-1880. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn Autograph File, C, 1554-2002. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Shaw, Henry Marchmore, 1819-1864. Autograph letter signed : [Washington], to President Pierce, 1854 Dec. 12. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf T. L. Clingman Papers, ., 1862-1865 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection
referencedIn Franklin, Benjamin Cromwell, 1805-1873. Franklin, Benjamin Cromwell Papers, 1805-1915 University of Texas Libraries, University of Texas Libraries
referencedIn Cotten, Bruce, 1873-1954,. Bruce Cotten image collection, circa 1837-1908. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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associatedWith Barringer, Daniel Moreau, 1806-1873. person
correspondedWith Confederate States of America. Army corporateBody
associatedWith Cotten, Bruce, 1873-1954, person
associatedWith Dearborn, Frederick M. (Frederick Myers), b. 1876 person
associatedWith Franklin, Benjamin Cromwell person
associatedWith Lanman, Charles, 1819-1895. person
associatedWith Pollard, Charles T. (Charles Teed), 1842-1873. person
associatedWith Puryear, Jane A. person
associatedWith Reid, David Settle, 1813-1891. person
associatedWith Shaw, Henry Marchmore, 1819-1864. person
associatedWith Vick, Bushrod W. person
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South Carolina
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Birth 1812-07-27

Death 1897-11-03

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