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John Brown GORDON

American John Brown GORDON

American attorney, planter, and general in the Confederate States Army

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Born: on February 06, 1832 in Upson County, Georgia, United States
Died: on January 09, 1904 in Miami, Florida, United States


Biography

John Brown Gordon was of Scots descent and was born on the farm of his parents Zachariah Gordon and his wife in Upson County, Georgia; he was the fourth of twelve children. Many Gordon family members had fought in the Revolutionary War. His family moved to Walker County, Georgia by 1840, where his father was recorded in the US census that year as owning a plantation with 18 slaves. Gordon was an outstanding student at the University of Georgia, where he was a member of the Mystical 7 Society. He left before graduating and "read the law" in Atlanta, where he passed the bar examination.

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