Adley Hogan Gladden


Brigadier General

Reference: Alabama Department of Archives & History. Custodian of the original pictures. Confederate Officers photo album.

Headstone reference:  Find-a-Grave

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Adley Hogan Gladden was born in Fairfield District, South Carolina, October 28, 1810. Moving to Columbia in 1830, he engaged in business as a cotton broker, served in one of the Seminole uprisings in Florida, and was appointed postmaster of Columbia by President Tyler. As major and lieutenant colonel of the Palmetto Regiment he rendered distinguished service in Mexico, and was severely wounded in the assault on Belen Gate. Settling in New Orleans after the war, he first accepted the lieutenant colonelcy of the 1st South Carolina regiment in 1861; later, however, he resigned to become a member of the Louisiana secession convention. Appointed colonel of the 1st Louisiana Regulars, he took his regiment to Pensacola, where he was appointed brigadier general on September 30, 1861. The following spring, at the request of Braxton Bragg, Gladden was ordered to Corinth, Mississippi, where he led a brigade of mixed Alabama and Louisiana troops into the battle of Shiloh. Early on the first day he was struck by a fragment of shell, and his arm was amputated on the field. Taken to Beauregard's headquarters near Corinth, he survived only a few days, dying on April 12, 1862. He is buried in Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama.

Ref: Generals in Gray, Lives of the Confederate Commanders by Ezra J. Warner.  Printed by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge and London.