1816 – Born on the 3rd of November in Franklin County, Virginia, U.S.A.
1837 – He graduated from the United States Military Academy.
1838 – He fought against the Seminole in Florida as a second Lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. Artillery regiment.
1846 – His law practice was interrupted by the Mexican-American War.
1860 – He was a Whig and strongly opposed secession at the Virginia convention.
1861 – He was promoted to Brigadier General after the First Battle of Bull Run.
1862 – He was wounded at Williamsburg while leading a charge against staggering odds.
1863 – He was promoted to Major General on the 17th January.
1864 – He promoted temporary as a Lieutenant General on the 31st of May.
– He commanded the Confederacy’s last invasions of the North.
1865 – He fled when the Army of Northern Virginia surrendered on the 9th of April.
1868 – He was pardoned by President Andrew Johnson (17th President of the United States).
1869 – He returned to Virginia resuming the practice of law.
1894 – He died on the 2nd of March in Lynchburg, Virginia.