Stephen Dodson Ramseur Photo

Stephen Dodson Ramseur

Born: May 31, 1837

Death: Oct 20, 1864

Birthplace: Lincolnton

Nationality: United States

Stephen Dodson Ramseur

Date of Birth : May 31, 1837
Date of Death : Oct 20, 1864
Birth Place : Lincolnton

Stephen Dodson Ramseur was a Confederate general in the American Civil War, at one point the youngest in the army. He impressed Lee by his actions at Malvern Hill and Chancellorsville, where his brigade led Stonewall Jackson’s flank attack, taking 50% casualties. On the first day of Gettysburg, he dramatically routed a Union brigade, sending it running through the town, though his superiors did not authorise further pursuit. Ramseur also distinguished himself in the Overland campaign and the Valley campaign, where he was mortally wounded at Cedar Creek.

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