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ig Sandy, without an engagement, and was withdrawn, with his forces, to another theatre of action. General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer, who commanded the corps in Eastern Kentucky, was the popular idol of the hour in Tennessee, and on many accounts deservedly so. He was of a Swiss family, of knightly rank, settled in North Carolina before the Revolutionary War, in which his grandfather was a captain. His father was a prosperous farmer in Maury County, Tennessee, where Zollicoffer was born May 19, 1812. He began life as a printer, and in 1835 was elected Printer for the State. After several essays in journalism, he became editor of the Republican Banner in 1842, and was noted as a champion of the Whig party. He was then elected Controller of the State, which position he held until 1847. In 1848 he was elected a State Senator, and in 1852 a Representative in the United States Congress, to which position he was reflected. When war seemed almost inevitable, he was elected by the Gener
when he went West with Longstreet and fought at Chickamauga and Knoxville. In May, 1864, he was sent to Georgia and South Carolina and being under Lieutenant-General Hardee eventually had a division in Hardee's Corps, when in February, 1865, the latter united his forces with the Army of Tennessee. After the war he was collector of internal revenue and postmaster at Savannah, where he died, July 24, 1897. Brigadier-General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer was born in Maury County, Tennessee, May 19, 1812. He became a printer and editor, interrupting the pursuit of this calling to serve in the Seminole War. In 1841, he was made associate editor of the Nashville Banner, was State comptroller from 1844 to 1849, and continued his political career in the State senate. He was a member of Congress from 1853 to 1859, and also a delegate to the Peace Conference held at Washington, 1861. In May of that year he was appointed major-general of the provisional army of Tennessee, and in July, after c
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Zollicoffer, Felix Kirk 1812- (search)
Zollicoffer, Felix Kirk 1812- Military officer; born in Maury county, Tenn., May 19, 1812; was a printer and newspaper Felix Kirk Zollicoffer. publisher at Paris, Tenn. In 1832 he edited the Nashville banner, the leading Whig paper in the State, and in 1835 was chosen State printer. He was comptroller of the State treasury from 1845 to 1849, and State Senator in 1849. From 1853 to 1859 he was in Congress, and a persistent advocate of State supremacy, and in 1861 was a member of the peace conference. Then he became a brigadiergeneral in the Confederate army, taking command of east Tennessee. In a battle at Camp Wild-cat, in Kentucky, Oct. 21, 1861, he was defeated by General Schoepf. He was killed in the battle of Mill Spring, Jan. 19, 1862.
the government, with his office at Washington, D. C. He has been twice married, and has five children living—Marcus J., Jr., of the United States weather bureau; Benjamin, of the United States navy; John Womack, and two daughters. Brigadier-General Felix K. Zollicoffer Brigadier-General Felix K. Zollicoffer, of Tennessee, fell in battle before the war had lasted a year; but at that time there had been no death which inspired more genuine regret. He was born in Maury county, Tenn., May 19, 1812, of Swiss descent. His grandfather was a captain in the war of American independence. His early education was limited, being only such as could be obtained in the common schools of that day, and with but little preparation for the battle of life he was thrown upon his own resources. While yet a boy he was employed in a printing-office, and soon became very proficient. In 1835 he became editor of the Columbia Observer. Afterward he edited the Nashville Banner, with great ability, cond
es this side of Columbia, or was at last accounts, waiting till a creek runs down, and we are here waiting for orders. The telegraph has caught the general infection, and after getting within eight miles or us has stopped, waiting for insulators. The late Gen. Felix K. Zollicoffer. From the Philadelphia Press, of the 21st inst., we extract the following: Gen. Zollicoffer was well known to the public as a politician and editor. He was born in Mewry county, Tenn., on the 19th of May, 1812. He was a printer by trade, and when quite a young man he published a paper at Paris, in Tennessee, and subsequently was proprietor of the Columbian Observer. Being elected State Printer, he held that office till 1842, when he removed to Nashville, where for some time he was editor of an old-line whig newspaper of that city, called the Banner, using his position as a stepping stone to a membership in the Federal Congress. That position he finally attained in 1853, and continued for thr