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Paul J. Semmes
Birth: Jun. 4, 1815
Wilkes County
Georgia, USA
Death: Jul. 10, 1863, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. Born on a plantation in Wilkes County, Georgia, he served as a Captain in the Georgia Militia, 1846 to 1861. After the start of the Civil War, he was appointed Colonel of the 2nd Georgia Infantry and was promoted Brigadier General in March, 1862. During the Peninsula Campaign, he was a brigade commander for the Army of the Northern Virginia which participated in the Battle of South Mountain, Sharpsburg and at Chancellorsville. While leading his brigade in an attack at the Battle of Gettysburg, July 2, 1863, he was mortally wounded and died eight days later in Martinsburg, West Virginia. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 

Cause of death: Mortally wounded at Gettysburg
 
Burial:
Linwood Cemetery
Columbus
Muscogee County
Georgia, USA
 
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Record added: Dec 23, 1999
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To die bravely for a cause that is just, is above all things most noble and the last victory in one's life.
- Douglas Delong
 Added: Dec. 12, 2014
Rest in Peace, beloved soldier. See you in Heaven.
- Mary
 Added: Aug. 10, 2014
Your rememberance will last for eternity.
- Patrick Murphy
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014
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