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Edmund Kirby Smith

Born: May 16, 1824

Death: Mar 28, 1893

Birthplace: St. Augustine

Nationality: United States

Edmund Kirby Smith

Date of Birth : May 16, 1824
Date of Death : Mar 28, 1893
Birth Place : St. Augustine

Edmund Kirby Smith was a career United States Army officer before serving the Confederacy during the American Civil War, and educator in the postwar years. He served as a general in the Confederate States Army, notable for his command of the Trans-Mississippi Department after the fall of Vicksburg to the Union Army. After the conflict ended, Smith worked in both the telegraph and railway industries. He next served as a college professor at the University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee until his death.


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