Full Name: Patrick Ronayne Cleburne |
Born: March 17, 1828
Place of Birth: County Cork, Ireland
North or South: South
Other Professions: Served in 41st Regiment, British Army, emigrated to US, pharmacist, lawyer.
War Service Highlights: He was one of the greatest field commanders who came from Ireland in 1849. Cleburne served in several majors battles in the Civil War including the Battle of Shiloh, the Battle of Perryville, the Battle of Richmond and the Battle of Murfreesboro. He was wounded in the face at the Battle of Perryville. He earned the rank of major general following the Battle of Murfreesboro. Patrick Cleburne was nicknamed “Stonewall of the West” by Jefferson Davis. .
Died: November 30, 1864
Place of Death: Franklin, Tennesee
Interesting Facts: He was great in combat. A general whose career was damaged by his proposal to muster slaves as combat soldiers.