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Alexander Travis Hawthorn

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Brigadier-General Alexander Travis Hawthorn (January 10, 1825 May 31, 1899) was a senior officer of the Confederate States Army who commanded infantry in the Western and Trans-Mississippi theaters of the American Civil War. Early life and education Alexander Travis Hawthorn was born in Conecuh County, Alabama, on January 10, 1825 and was educated at Evergreen Academy and Mercer University. He then studied law at Yale University for two years, from 1846 to 1847, and relocated to Camden, Arkansas, where he commenced the practice of law. American Civil War When the 6th Arkansas Infantry Regiment was organized in 1861, Hawthorn was elected first its lieutenant-colonel and then, the following spring, was appointed its colonel. He was present at Battle of Shiloh and took a gallant part in the assault on Hindman Hill, in 1863, during the attack on Helena. In 1864 he led a brigade in Churchill's division, during the joint campaign of U.S. gene
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