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Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
March 17, 1828 Patrick Ronayne Cleburne born, County Cork, Ireland
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
August 29, 1862 Battle of Richmond, Kentucky
August 30, 1862
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
October 8, 1862 Battle of Perryville, KY
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
December 31, 1862 Battle of Stone's River (1st day)
  Civil War - 1862
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
January 2, 1863 Battle of Stone's River (2nd day)
  Civil War - 1863
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
September 10, 1863 Battle of Davis Crossroads
September 11, 1863
  Civil War - 1863
  Battle of Davis Crossroads
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
September 19, 1863 Battle of Chickamauga
September 20, 1863
  Civil War - 1863
  General George Thomas
  Catoosa County, Georgia
  Walker County, Georgia
  Chickamauga-Second Day
  Chickamauga-First Day
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
  James Longstreet
May 27, 1864 Battle of Picketts Mill
  Civil War - 1864
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
  General George Thomas
November 30, 1864 Battle of Franklin, Tennessee
  Patrick Ronayne Cleburne
  Civil War - 1864


An Irishman born on St. Patty's Day (and hence his first name of Patrick), Patrick Cleburne was highly respected for his ability to fight an enemy of superior numbers. He repeatedly faced General Sherman on the field of battle, and drew the red-haired Ohioan's respect rather than his ire.

For two days at Shiloh, as a brigade commander under William Hardee, Cleburne won the respect of his men and the accolades of his fellow officers. Patrick Cleburne begin with the first attack at sunrise, lost a horse and more than half his men, but continued fighting through both days of the engagement.

At Richmond, Kentucky, Cleburne engaged the Union Army on August 29, but pulled back to regroup and await reinforcements. Before the battle was won by the Confederates, Cleburne suffered a wound to his jaw and was removed from the field of battle.

Returning to the line at the battle of Perryville, KY (west of Richmond and southeast of Harrodsburg), Cleburne had his horse shot out from under him and he was wounded in the foot during an attack on the Union line.



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