Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863

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John Swank, a native of Augusta County, Va., settled near Singers Glen, Rockingham County, Va., where he lived until his death just before the outbreak of the Civil War. He was a member of the Lutheran Church and is buried at St. John's [Lutheran Church, Rockingham County.].

From the description of Land grant, 1849 March 31, to John Swank. (Colonial Williamsburg Foundation). WorldCat record id: 15347747

Biographical note: Politician; John Buchanan Floyd was Governor of Virginia, 1859-1852, U.S. Secretary of War in Buchanan's cabinet, 1857-1860, resigned at the request of the President, and entered the Confederate Service as Brigadier of Volunteers.

From the description of U.S. War Department letter, 17 Dec. 1858. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 48189670

Governor of Virginia and Confederate Army officer, from Abingdon (Washington Co.), Va.

From the description of Papers, 1830-1862. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 19562170

American politician.

From the description of Letter signed "War Department" : Washington, to J. S. Black, Attorney General, 1858 Oct. 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538060

From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington, to J. S. Black, 1857 Nov. 28. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538049

From the description of Letter signed "War Department" : to J. Thompson, Secretary of the Interior, 1859 Dec. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538074

American political.

From the description of Letter signed "War Department" : to Benjamin Stanton, 1860 Mar. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538068

Governor of Virginia, U.S. secretary of war, and Confederate army officer.

From the description of John B. Floyd papers, 1832-1861. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79450277

John Buchanan Floyd was born 1 June 1806 in Montgomery County, Va. He graduated from South Carolina College. He married Sally Buchanan Preston and began the practice of law in Wytheville, Va. but soon went to Arkansas. Sickness killed many of his slaves and he returned to Virginia in bad health and without money. He practiced law in Abingdon, Va. and paid off his debts. Floyd served in the Virginia House of Delegates and as governor of Virginia from 1849 to 1852. He served as United States Secretary of War and as a general in the Confederate army. Floyd died 26 August 1863.

From the description of Papers, 1831-1863, 1850-1863. (College of William & Mary). WorldCat record id: 23021102

American politican.

From the description of Letter signed "War Department" : to J. S. Black, Attorney General, 1859 Jan. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270538065

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United States
Virginia--Rockingham County
United States
Rockingham County (Va.)
United States
Mexican-American Border Region
Virginia
Wisconsin--Prairie du Chien
Fort Crawford (Wis.)
Virginia
United States
Virginia
United States
Virginia
Virginia
Subject
Congress
Civil war
West Point
Surveys And Explorations, General
Smithsonian Institution
Governor
Land titles
Land grants--History--19th century
Army
Ordnance
Geology
Natural history
Chemistry
National Museum
Recommendations For Positions
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
Seals (Numismatics)
Occupation
Army officers, Confederate
Governors--Virginia
Cabinet officers
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Birth 1806-06-01

Death 1863-08-26

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