High-ranking military officer during the Spanish-American War who was also the 30th Governor of Kentucky.
He was a geography and history teacher before enlisting in the army in 1846.
He served as a Major General in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.
He and his wife had a daughter named Lily. He lost his wife to tuberculosis in 1874.
He was defeated by Union general Ulysses S. Grant at the Battle of Fort Donelson in 1862.