General John Pemberton

Display Name: 
General John Pemberton
Sort Name: 
Pemberton, General John
Race: 
White
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Middle Class
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Occupation: 
Armed Forces
Specific Job: 
Confederate General
Date of Birth: 
Wednesday, August 10, 1814
Origin: 
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Real?: 
Yes
Biography: 

John Clifford Pemberton grew up in Pennsylvania. Attending West Point, he served in the United States Military, moving almost every year, thus serving all over the country. While serving at Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, he met and later married Martha Thompson, the daughter of a prominent Norfolk shipping family. Historians believe it was this marriage that caused Pemberton to resign his commission and join the Confederate Army a week after Virginia seceded from the Union. On October 1, 1862, General Pemberton was given command of the District of Mississippi and Eastern Louisiana. He was instructed that Vicksburg was the most important place in his command and that he was to hold it at all costs. After battling the forces of Ulyssess S. Grant, Pemberton was forced to surrender at Vicksburg on July 4, 1863.

Ontological Status: 
Historical/Real
Individual or Group: 
Individual

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