Gen. (CSA), Thomas Jefferson Green

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Gen. (CSA), Thomas Jefferson Green

Also Known As: "Gen Green"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Warren County, North Carolina, United States
Death: December 12, 1863 (61)
Esmerelda, Warren County, North Carolina, United States
Place of Burial: Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Honorable Solomon Green and Frances Green
Husband of Sarah Angelina Green and Adeline Green
Father of Lt. Colonel Wharton Jackson Green (CSA)
Brother of William Green; Mary Christmas O'Bryan and Nathanie Green

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About Gen. (CSA), Thomas Jefferson Green

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Texas Independence General, Civil War Confederate Army Officer, Author.

In the mid-1830s, he served in both the Texas Republic House of Representative, then the Republic's Senate. During the Texas War of Independence, he served as a Brigadier General in the Texas Army. In the Battle at Mier, he and almost two hundred officers and men were taken prisoner. Seventeen of these men were executed by drawing of the "Black Bean Lottery”, with the remaining prisoners eventually being released. Later, he wrote the book "Journal of the Texan Expedition Against Mier," recounting the events.

In 1846, Greenville, Texas was named for him. The first monument honoring the men who died at the Alamo contains the inscription "Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat-the Alamo had none." The quote was taken from a speech delivered by General Green.

During the California Gold Rush, he headed west, where he served in the first California State Senate. He sponsored the bill that created the "University of California." He was known for ending each senate session by proclaiming, "Let's have a drink! Let's have a thousand drinks!" After this, the state's first legislative session became known as "The Legislature of 1,000 Drinks."

By the time the Civil War began, he had returned to North Carolina. Although advanced in age, he joined the Confederate Army and was involved in several battles in Virginia. His sons claimed that he died of "heartbreak" over failures on the Confederate's side. He was originally buried at his home, but in 1905, he was re-interred at Fairview Cemetery. (bio by: Evening Blues)

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Jefferson_Green

Thomas Jefferson Green (February 14, 1802 – December 12, 1863) was an American politician who served in the legislatures of three different U.S. states and also of Texas, which was not yet a state.


Born in Warren County, North Carolina in 1802, Green served in the North Carolina General Assembly in 1823, then moved to Florida and served in the Florida Legislature, moved to Texas and served in both houses of the congress of the Texas Republic, and then moved to California during the gold rush and was elected to the first California Senate in 1850. There, he sponsored the bill that created the University of California.


Finally, Green returned to his native North Carolina, where he died in 1863.


He was the father of Wharton Jackson Green

Texas Independence General, Civil War Confederate Army Officer, Author. In the mid-1830s, he served in both the Texas Republic House of Representative, then the Republic's Senate. During the Texas War of Independence, he served as a Brigadier General in the Texas Army. In the Battle at Mier, he and almost two hundred officers and men were taken prisoner. Seventeen of these men were executed by drawing of the "Black Bean Lottery”, with the remaining prisoners eventually being released. Later, he wrote the book "Journal of the Texan Expedition Against Mier," recounting the events. In 1846, Greenville, Texas was named for him. The first monument honoring the men who died at the Alamo contains the inscription "Thermopylae had her messenger of defeat-the Alamo had none." The quote was taken from a speech delivered by General Green. During the California Gold Rush, he headed west, where he served in the first California State Senate. He sponsored the bill that created the "University of California." He was known for ending each senate session by proclaiming, "Let's have a drink! Let's have a thousand drinks!" After this, the state's first legislative session became known as "The Legislature of 1,000 Drinks." By the time the Civil War began, he had returned to North Carolina. Although advanced in age, he joined the Confederate Army and was involved in several battles in Virginia. His sons claimed that he died of "heartbreak" over failures on the Confederate's side. He was originally buried at his home, but in 1905, he was re-interred at Fairview Cemetery.

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Gen. (CSA), Thomas Jefferson Green's Timeline

1802
February 14, 1802
Warren County, North Carolina, United States
1831
February 28, 1831
Saint Marks, Wakulla County, FL, United States
1863
December 12, 1863
Age 61
Warren County, North Carolina, United States
December 12, 1863
Age 61
Warrenton, Warren County, North Carolina, United States