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John Dunovant
Birth: Mar. 5, 1825
Chester
Chester County
South Carolina, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1864
Petersburg
Petersburg City
Virginia, USA

Civil War Confederate Brigadier General. He was a Captain in the US Army serving (1855-60) and a veteran of the Mexican American War. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he turned his alliance to the Confederate cause and was commissioned a Major in Confederate Infantry. He Became Colonel of the 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment in July 1861 and was in command of the 5th South Carolina Cavalry on July 28, 1863. Promoted Brigadier General on August 22, 1864, he was in command of a brigade under General Wade Hampton. During the Siege of Petersburg, leading his men at the Battle of Vaughan Road, Brigadier General Dunovant was mortally shot and killed. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Dunovant (1787 - 1855)
  Margaret Sloan Quay Dunovant (1797 - 1843)
 
 Siblings:
  Ann Dunovant Henderson (1814 - 1841)*
  Alexander Quay Dunovant (1815 - 1868)*
  Robert Gill Mills Dunovant (1821 - 1898)*
  John Dunovant (1825 - 1864)
  Margaret Dunovant (1826 - 1919)*
  Thomas Jefferson Dunovant (1828 - 1864)*
  Clara Laluke Dunovant Minter (1830 - 1914)*
 
*Calculated relationship

Cause of death: Killed in action
 
Burial:
Dunovant Family Burying Ground
Chester
Chester County
South Carolina, USA
 
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Record added: May 24, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 9498
John Dunovant
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REST IN PEACE 3RD GREAT UNCLE
- Michael Housley
 Added: Jun. 2, 2016
Rest in Peace Uncle John Dunovant tell my Grandmother your sister sleep well.
- Michael Housley
 Added: Oct. 1, 2015

- Ernest Sharpe Jr
 Added: Dec. 27, 2014
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