Alfred Iverson Jr.

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Alfred Iverson (Jr.), the son of Senator Alfred Iverson, with whom he is sometimes confused, was born at Clinton, Jones County, Georgia, February 14, 1829. His career as a soldier began in his seventeenth year as a 2nd lieutenant of Georgia volunteers in the war with Mexico. He was commissioned directly into the regular army, on March 3, 1855, as 1st lieutenant of the 1st Cavalry. Tendering his resignation six years later, he was soon elected colonel of the 20th North Carolina Infantry, a regiment which he had largely recruited and which he led with considerable distinction during the battles of the Seven Days, where he was wounded. After his recovery he fought at South Mountain and Sharpsburg in D. H. Hill's division. When General Samuel Garland was killed at South Mountain, Iverson was promoted brigadier on November 1, 1862. He commanded his brigade at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and was subsequently ordered to relieve General H. R. Jackson in command of the state forces at Rome, Georgia. During the 1864 campaign lie led a brigade of cavalry in Martin's division of Wheeler's corps, capturing the Federal General Stone-man and five hundred of his men at Sunshine Church. After the war General Iverson engaged in business at Macon until 1877, when he moved to Florida and became an orange grower near Kissimmee. He died in Atlanta, March 31, 1911, and is buried there in Oakland Cemetery.

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

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