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Edward Porter Alexander, ca 1835- d.1910

Nationality: American
Date of Birth: 1835 ca
Place of Birth: Georgia
Date of Death: 1910.04.28
Place of Death: Savannah, GA

Identity:

Alexander was an army officer.

Life:

Two years junior to Whistler at West Point, he resigned from the army in 1861, and distinguished himself as a Confederate artillery officer. He commanded Lee's artillery at Gettysburg, and was wounded at Petersburg. His war memoirs are a classic.

Bibliography:

Cullum Memorial Edition, Register of Graduates and former cadets, United States Militery Academy, West Point, 1980; Porter Alexander, Edward, Fighting for the Confederacy: The personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander, Gary W. Gallagher (Ed.) reprint, University of North Carolina Press, 1998.