Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
Biography (Written and Submitted by Mr. Gabe Weaver)
General Patrick Cleburne was born March 17, 1828 in a Bridgepark cottage on the River Bride in Ireland. He became one of two foreign born officers to become a Major General. General Cleburne was known as a great combat officer, sometimes being compared to
General Nathan Bedford Forrest. He trained his soldiers personally and made sure their needs were met. He was sometimes called the "Stonewall Jackson of the West." He received a note of thanks from the Confederate Congress after he saved trains belonging to the Army of Tennessee. General Cleburne died leading his men at the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864. Before the battle he said. "If we are going to die, let us die like men." Cleburne was buried near Franklin, Tennessee but was moved to Helena, Arkansas.
General Patrick Ronayne Cleburne