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Kirby Smith Appointees

Discussion in 'Civil War History - General Discussion' started by Polloco, Oct 12, 2018 at 11:46 AM.

  1. Polloco

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    I'm making a list of colonels who were given the title of "general" by Gen. Kirby Smith. Have come up with Buchel, DeBray, King and Randal. These were appointed general without Richmonds approval. Anyone out there have any more?
     

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  3. AlexPensFan86

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    According to Wikipedia...there were quite a few.
     
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    One of them even has his own Texas Civil War Centennial (1960's) monument near me:

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  5. Polloco

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    The Wikipedia list said 10. My list has 11.?? Was not August Buchel one of the "generals"?
     
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    This isnt a centennial, but it is a monument. Hope you dont hurt your eyes trying to read it!
     
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    Sorry something went wrong. I had tried (and failed) to send a picture of the Buchel monument. Not sure where it really is. It states Goliad, but there is no such monument in Goliad. There is one in Cuero though. Let's see if I can get a picture of it.
     
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    Robert K. Krick wrote a book listing all of the Confederate Colonels and information relevant to each one of them. David.
     
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    It is Wikipedia so there's bound to be an error or 2. If you can support with evidence, the Wikipedia pages can be edited. So you can add Buchel in. I think I remember seeing somewhere that Smith appointed him as well.
     
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    I thought Krick's book was just on Lee's Colonels
     
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    Isn't that what he was originally asking? A listing of Confederate colonels given the moniker of "general"? David.
     
  12. Polloco

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    I've read Ezra Wagner's book "Generals in Gray" many years ago. Did He also have one about colonels in gray? Screenshot_20180910-100509.jpg
     
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    Darn spellchek, I said Ezra Warner not Wagner
     
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    As I´ve said before I´m not sure who promoted Buchel; if it was Kirby Smith or somebody else or if it was militia or whatever. So without more details or some primary source he`s difficult to be put in there.
     

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