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James Monroe Goggin
Birth: Oct. 23, 1820
Death: Oct. 11, 1889

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was born in Bedford County, Virginia, where he received his education later he entered West Point with the class of 1842, however he did not graduate due to his joining the army in the Republic of Texas with the rank of Lieutenant. He later traveled in 1848 to California, where he established mail routes; he eventually settled in Memphis, Tennessee, in the cotton brokerage business. With the advent of war, he enlisted as Major of the 32nd Virginia, serving under Major General John B. Magruder until spring 1862, when he transferred to staff. Assigned to Major General Lafayette McLaws' division as assistant Adjutant General, he served on the division's staff for the rest of the war. Under McLaws and later under Major General Joseph B. Kershaw, he participated in all the major campaigns in the East and at Chickamauga. He was cited often for bravery and fidelity. During the Battle of Cedar Creek, on October 19, 1864, he commanded the brigade of Brigadier General James Conner, who was temporarily absent. For his service as a staff officer and his performance in the latter battle, he was promoted to Brigadier General on December 4, 1864. The commission, however, was revoked, possibly because he was a Virginian designated to direct South Carolinians; he then returned to Kershaw's staff. On April 6, 1865, at Sayler's Creek, Virginia, he and Kershaw fell into Federal hands. After the war, he returned to Texas, subsequently living in Austin, where he died. (bio by: Ugaalltheway) 
 
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  Elizabeth Nelson Page Goggin (1836 - 1928)*
 
 Children:
  Anne P Goggin Terrell (1861 - 1952)*
 
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Burial:
Oakwood Cemetery
Austin
Travis County
Texas, USA
GPS (lat/lon): 30.2774, -97.72643
 
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Record added: Apr 09, 2000
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