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Great Floridians 2000

General Edmund Kirby Smith

(1824-1893)

Edmund Kirby Smith was one of two children born to Joseph Lee Smith and Frances Marvin Kirby of Connecticut. He graduated from West Point in 1845 and served in the army during the Mexican War. His distinguished military career continued in Texas and the West until 1861 and the beginning of the Civil War.

He resigned from the U.S. Army to join the Confederacy. He served under Generals Johnston, Beauregard and Bragg and shares credit for the Confederate success at Manassas, the 1st Battle of Bull Run. In 1863 he was promoted to lieutenant-general commanding the Trans-Mississippi Department, the highest ranking Confederate officer in the Western Campaign. The following year, after repeated success, he became a full general. On May 26, 1865, Kirby Smith surrendered his troops, the last major Confederate army to surrender.

He served as president of a telegraph company and later Western Military Academy in Nashville. In 1870 he was appointed chancellor at the University of Nashville. Five years later he relocated to Sewanee, Tennessee, to become a math teacher at the University of the South. He lived to be the last surviving full general of either army.

Marker location
Segui-Kirby Smith House, 12 Aviles Street, site of the St. Augustine Historical Society Research Library

Web site for the St. Augustine Historical Society, steward of the Webb Building
http://www.oldcity.com/oldhouse.

 

 

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