(1816–71) Confederate army officer, born in Somerset City, Maryland. Elzey was instrumental in the victory at First Bull Run (1861), but nevertheless ranks as one of the least famous major generals in that army. After being wounded at Gaines' Mill (1862), he was made commander of the Department of Richmond, responsible for organizing and mobilizing local defense troops.
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.