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Milledge L. Bonham

Date of Birth:      December 25, 1813
Hometown:         Edgefield District, SC
Education:           South Carolina College, 1834
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     August 27, 1890
Place of Death:    White Sulphur Springs, NC
Buried At:           Columbia, SC

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Carolinas Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Bonham, was trained, as a lawyer, and would be elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives, in 1840.  In 1857, he would be elected to the Federal House, where he would be when his state seceded.  After South Carolina seceded, Bonham would resign his house seat, and be appointed major general of the his state's militia.  After the firing, on Fort Sumter, he would be appointed brigadier general, and would lead the First Brigade, under Pierre G.T. Beauregard, at First Manassas.  Bonham would resign from the Confederate army, to take a seat in the First Regular Confederate Congress.  He would be elected governor, of South Carolina, in January 1863.  When his term expired, Bonham would be reappointed brigadier general, and would serve, under Joseph Johnston, during the waning months of the war.  After the Civil War, he would return to practicing law. 

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