John H Winder

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Birthday
21, 1800
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Feb 7, 1865 (64)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
21, 1800
Birthplace
Maryland
Death Date
Feb 7, 1865 (64)

About

U.S. military veteran who was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel for his actions in the Mexican War. He later joined the Confederacy, where he was put in charge of prisoner-of-war camps.

Before Fame

He was born in Somerset County and graduated eleventh in his class from the United States Military Academy at West Point.

Trivia

He is a major character in the Pulitzer Prize-winning 1955 novel Andersonville, written by MacKinlay Kantor.

Family Life

His father was William H. Winder, a Brigadier General who fought in the War of 1812.

Associated With

He and James Longstreet were both Confederate Generals during the American Civil War.