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Joseph Lee Smith28 MAY 1776 -- 24 MAY 1846avatar
Frances Kirby6 APR 1785 -- 3 AUG 1875avatar
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Caroline Elizabeth Hare22 MAY 1822 -- 17 JAN 1881avatar
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Edmund Kirby Smith

Birth16 MAY 1824
 
Education1845
 
West Point Academy
MilitaryCSA Army / Major General / US Civil War
Flag of CSA
Org.1870-1875 Nashville, University of Nashville, PresidentNashville, University of Nashville
Org.1875-1893 Sewanee, University of the South, ProfessorSewanee, University of the South
Death28 MAR 1893
 
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Aged: 68.9 years
The last full General in the Confederate War, on either side, died at his home in Sewanee, Tenn, March 28, 1893.
General Kirby Smith was a native of Florida, and graduated at West Point in 1845. He was a Major in the United States Army when he resigned to go with his own people in 1861. He was made a Confederate Brigadier in June, 1861, and a Major General in October of that year. In 1862 he was promoted to Lieutenant General, and in 1864 a full General. His achievements in the war are an interesting part of its history. President Davis is said to have told him, in assignment of the Trans-Mississippi Department, in 1863, that he gave him more authority than he dare put in writing.
ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

Caroline Selden 

5 OCT 186224 JAN 1941  VA, Lynchburg  
2

Frances 

9 JUL 18641 NOV 1952  TX, Waller Co, Hempstead  
3

Edmund 

26 AUG 186627 AUG 1938  KY, Henry Co, New Castle  
4

Lydia 

4 APR 1868JUL 1943  KY, Jefferson Co, Louisville  
5

Rowena Selden 

2 OCT 187011 DEC 1965  KY, Henry Co, New Castle  
6

Elizabeth Chaplin 

2 JAN 187225 NOV 1917  TN, Franklin Co, Sewanee  
7

Reynold Marvin 

14 JUN 1874JUL 1962  TN, Franklin Co, Sewanee  
8

William Selden 

27 FEB 187612 FEB 1941  TN, Franklin Co, Sewanee  
9

Josephine 

11 OCT 18781 SEP 1961  TN, Franklin Co, Sewanee  
10

Joseph Lee 

16 APR 18825 NOV 1939  TN, Franklin Co, Sewanee  
11

Ephraim 

30 AUG 18846 JUL 1938  TN, Franklin Co, Sewanee  
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  2. Findagrave
  3. Book:Confederate Veteran;
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  2. Website:Harry Owen;
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