(1822–1908) Confederate army officer, born in Fauquiet Country, Virginia. Hunton made significant contributions to several Confederate victories. At First Bull Run (1861), his regiment's timely maneuver helped thwart an enemy penetration. When Gen. George E. Pickett was wounded at Gaines' Mill (1861), Hunton assumed brigade command, which he maintained through the remainder of the Peninsular campaign and again at Second Bull Run (both 1862). Hunton served admirably at Cold Harbor and Petersburg (both 1864). He was captured on the way to Appomattox Court House (1865).
From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.
Subjects: Warfare and Defence.