Re: Colonel Murray [was Confederate Options in 1864 [was H...
- --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, LWhite64@a... wrote:
> Tom,and some
> Oh the Colonels and Brigadiers of the AOT were a fascinating
> of them had some real talent. You mention both John Murray andJohn Kelly, I
> have studied them a good bit as they were both in Liddell's/Govan'sbrigade
> which has been a point of study for me for the past ten years.Both of them
> were young, both at West Point when the war broke out, bothcommanded Arkansas
> Regiments in the same brigade, and both would die in combat. Kellywould get
> promoted and did a fantastic and largely unrecognized delayingaction at the
> Battle of Pickett's Mill.Thomas
> There are others worthy of mention too, Colonel/General
> Benton Smith, another Boy General, and then you have some likeColonel Antony
> Francois Rudler, he served in the Mexican War, was a Filibuster inCuba and in
> Nicaragua, he did good service in the AOT, until severly wounded atMissionary
Very interesting stuff; yes, there were seemingly many "bright
blades" coming out of the "Cleburne connection" (and elsewhere). My
overall point with this line of reasoning is that the AOT was NOT
the rabble Hood represented them to be to Jefferson Davis.
I didn't know this about Murray, but apparently his commission as a
brigadier general was approved on the day he died (?).
BTW, I would like to exchange a private e-mail with you. I'm at