John Pelham


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(1838–63) Confederate army officer, born in Alabama. Pelham was a capable officer who became a favorite of Col. J.E.B. Stuart, whose patronage aided his move up through the ranks. Pelham assisted Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson's brigade at the First Battle of Bull Run (1861) and saw almost continuous action during the Peninsular campaign (1862). He also fought at the Second Battle of Bull Run, at Antietam, and, notably, at Fredericksburg (all 1862).

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

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