BattleFieldPortraits.com
The official site for modern photographs of American Civil War Battlefields

Zebulon York

Date of Birth:      October 10, 1819
Hometown:         Avon, ME
Education:           Tulane University
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     August 5, 1900
Place of Death:    Natchez, MS
Buried At:            Natchez, MS

Major Battles:       Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Overland Campaign, Early's 1864 Shenandoah Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    York would graduate from Tulane, with a law degree.  Moving to Vidalia, LA, he would practice law, and own a cotton plantation. At the outbreak, of the Civil War, it was reported that he, and his partner, owned six plantations, and over 1,500 slaves.  His plantations were reported to have an annual production of 4,500 bales, of cotton.  York would organize the 14th Louisiana Infantry and be elected its major, lieutenant colonel and colonel.  He would lead this regiment through the Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam and Fredericksburg.  He would return to Louisiana, to recruit troops, during the Chancellorsville Campaign, but would return to regimental command, in time for Gettysburg.  He would be promoted brigadier general during U.S. Grant's Overland Campaign, on May 31, 1864.  He would lead a mixed brigade, of Louisianans, and would take part in Jubal Early's Shenandoah Campaign.  York would receive a devastating wound, to his left arm, while leading his brigade, at Winchester.  The wound would require amputation, after which he returned to recruiting.  After the war, his fortune gone, he would become the proprietor of the York House, in Natchez, MS.

Home | Battlefields | Commanders | Store | Library | Links | Equipment | About | Contact