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Edward Porter Alexander
May 26 1835, Washington, GA
April 28 1910, Savannah, GA
Magnolia Cemetery, Augusta, GA
Pre-War Profession:
Graduated West Point in 1857, instructor at West Point, and member of the Utah expedition.
War Service:
June 1861, Capt. of Engineers, signal officer at First Manassas, Lt. Col. and chief of ordnance of the Army of Northern Virginia, December 1862 Col., chief of artillery in Longstreet's Corps, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Knoxville, Feburary 1864 Brig. Gen., Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg (wounded), and Appomattox.  
Post War Career:
Professor of Engineering, railroad president, and writer of memoirs. 
Noted Event:
Commanded the artillery barrage before Pickett's charge at Gettysburg.
Further Reading:

Edward Porter Alexander, Gary W. Gallagher (Editor)
Fighting for the Confederacy:  The Personal Recollections of General Edward Porter Alexander

Edward Porter Alexander, Military Memoirs of a Confederate: a Critical Narrative

Michael Golay,  To Gettysburg and Beyond:  the Parallel Lives of Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain and Edward Porter Alexander
Biograpical Sketch
Biographical Sketch
For more on Edward Porter Alexander see these sites:
Biography 1.
Biography 2.
Confederate Veteran Article
Confederate Veteran Article.
This page was last updated on: February 12, 2016