Alexander P. Stewart (1821-1908)

Alexander Peter Stewart, "Old Straight," was a lieutenant general in the Confederate Army. A West Pointer (1842), Stewart was appointed brigadier general in November, 1861. He led his brigade at Shiloh, Perryville, and Stones River. Promoted major general in June, 1863, he fought at Chattanooga, Chickamauga, and in the Atlanta campaign. When Polk was killed in 1864 Stewart was named lieutenant general. After the war he was chancellor of the University of Mississippi and park commissioner of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Parks.

1863 circa 5 years
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