Richard Montgomery Gano

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Richard Montgomery Gano, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, June 17, 1830, was educated at Bacon College, Harrodsburg, Kentucky; Bethany College, Virginia; and Louisville University Medical School. Thereafter he practiced medicine in Bourbon County for eight years. Removing to Tarrant County, Texas, in 1859, he saw service against the Indians, and was a member of the legislature. He entered the Confederate Army as commander of a squadron in John Hunt Morgan's command, and participated in the Kentucky invasion of 1862 and in the Tullahoma campaign as colonel of the 7th Kentucky Cavalry. He was also for a time in command of Morgan's division. Later transferred to the Trans-Mississippi Department with rank of colonel, Gano was assigned to Indian Territory in command of a brigade of cavalry and artillery. After distinguishing himself in the Camden campaign against Steele, in which he was wounded, he was first assigned to duty as brigadier general by General Kirby Smith, later receiving official appointment from President Davis to rank from March 17, 1865. After the war General Gano returned to Texas and entered the ministry of the Christian Church, which he served faithfully for more than forty-five years. Active in the affairs of the United Confederate Veterans until the last, he died in Dallas, March 27, 1913, and is buried there.

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