Barnard Elliott Bee, JR.

Barnard Elliott Bee, JR.

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Barnard Elliott Bee Jr. (February 8, 1824 - July 22, 1861) was a career United States Army officer and a Confederate States Army general during the American Civil War. He was mortally wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, one of the first general officers to be killed in the war. During that battle, he was responsible for the inspiring the famous nickname for Brig. Gen. Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson. Bee was born in Charleston, South Carolina, the son of Barnard Elliott Bee, Sr., and Ann Wragg Fayssoux, both of whom came from prominent Charleston families. In 1833, the Bee family moved to Pendleton, South Carolina, where Bee attended the Pendleton Academy. In 1836, Bee's parents moved to Texas, but Bee remained in Pendleton living with his mother's three sisters to pursue his education. Bee graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1845, thirty-third in his class and assigned to the 3rd U.S. Infantry. He accumulated many demerits while at West Point, including several for chewing tobacco while on duty. Bee's first posting was to serve in the military occupation of Texas.show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 168g
  • Chrono Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136658933
  • 9786136658933