Thomas Muldrup Logan

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Thomas Muldrup Logan was born in Charleston, South Carolina, November 3, 1840. After being graduated at the head of the class of 1860 at South Carolina College, he first served as a volunteer during the bombardment of Fort Sumter; later he was elected 1st lieutenant of Company A of the Hampton Legion. He was promoted captain after First Manassas, was wounded during the Seven Days battles, and was advanced to major for "great bravery" at Sharpsburg. He then served in Micah Jenkins' brigade during the Suffolk campaign and at Chickamauga and Knoxville with rank of lieutenant colonel. Logan accompanied Wade Hampton to South Carolina in February 1865, and was promoted brigadier general to rank from the fifteenth of that month. He commanded M. C. Butler's old cavalry brigade in the closing operations against Sherman. A month after the surrender at Durham Station he borrowed five dollars from a friend and was married to the daughter of Judge James H. Cox of Chesterfield County, Virginia. Afterwards he studied law and embarked on a highly successful career in railroad development and management. At times associated with John D. Rockefeller, Logan was a principal organizer of what is now the Southern Railway. In addition to his various business ventures, he also served as chairman of the Virginia Democratic Executive Committee in 1879, and of the Virginia "Gold Democrat" party in 1896. General Logan won and lost several fortunes in the course of a notable career. He died in New York City on August 11, 1914, and is buried in Hollywood Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia.

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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