Major General Dabney Herndon Maury

21 May 1822 - 11 Jan 1900

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Major General Dabney Herndon Maury

21 May 1822 - 11 Jan 1900
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Dabney Herndon Maury (May 21, 1822 – January 11, 1900) was an officer in the United States Army, instructor at West Point, author of military training books, and a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

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Major General Dabney Herndon Maury

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Married: 10 Mar 1852
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Confederate Cemetery

Washington Ave
Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, Virginia
United States

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FIRST BORN OF W.R. MASON AND S.T. MASON, BORN IN FREDERICKSBURG VIRGINIA

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Nannie: First born of W.R. Mason and S.T. Mason.
Dabney Sr.: Major General Confederate States Army, born in Fredericksburg, Virginia; Gentleman, Patriot and Soldier.
Dabney Jr.: Lieut. Colonel, 1917-1919; Gallant and Loyal.

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MAJOR GENERAL
CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY
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Dabney Herndon Maury (May 21, 1822 – January 11, 1900) was an officer in the United States Army, instructor at West Point, author of military training books, and a major general in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War.

"Dabney H. Maury" Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 22 July 2004. Web. 10 Aug. 2004., https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dabney_H._Maury

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Major General Dabney Herndon Maury

Contributor: AYoung Created: 4 months ago Updated: 4 months ago

As a young man, Dabney Herndon Maury graduated from the University of Virginia in 1842.  He prosecuted law in Fredericksburg under Judge John T. Lomax. Determining that law was not his liking, he received an appointment to West Point where he graduated in 1846.

During the war with Mexico, Dabney suffered  severe wound on April 17, 1847 at the Battle of Cerro Gordo and almost lost his arm. In acknowledgement of his bravery, the citizens of Fredericksburg and the legislature of Virginia honored him with a special presentation sword. On March 10, 1852, he married Nannie Mason, whom he had met at Warrenton Springs, a favorite resort prior to the Mexican-American War. In 1858, Maury commanded the Calvary school at Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, where he authored a tactics manual "Skirmish Drill for Mounted Troops" which was still in use 41 years later at his death. 

After the firing upon Sort Sumter in 1861, Maury resigned his position in the U.S. Army ad entered Confederate Service, first in staff positions within his native state. Then in February, 1862, Maury was promoted to Colonel and sent to Arkansas to be chief of staff under General Earl Van Dorn.  He was praised by Van Dorn for his conduct during the Battle of Pea Ridge, March 7-8, 1862 and promoted to Brigadier General.

After leading a brigade in the Battles of Luca and Corinth, Mississippi in the Fall of 1862, Maury was promoted to Major General. Maury commanded a division in operations around Vicksburg, Mississippi, and was noted later for his tenacious defense of Mobile, Alabama. 

After the war, Maury returned to Fredericksburg where he established an academy to teach classical literature and mathematics. He also organized the Southern Historical Society and was appointed the U.S. Ambassador to Colombia by President Grover Cleveland. 

Major General Dabney Maury died at his son's home in Illinois and was brought back to Fredericksburg where he was laid to rest in the Confederate Cemetery.

Dedicated by the Ladies Memorial Association, 2016. 

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MAJOR GENERAL CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY

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MAJOR GENERAL

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CONFEDERATE STATES ARMY

Life timeline of Major General Dabney Herndon Maury

Major General Dabney Herndon Maury was born on 21 May 1822
Major General Dabney Herndon Maury was 10 years old when Charles Darwin embarks on his journey aboard HMS Beagle, during which he will begin to formulate his theory of evolution. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Major General Dabney Herndon Maury was 18 years old when Samuel Morse receives the patent for the telegraph. Samuel Finley Breese Morse was an American painter and inventor. After having established his reputation as a portrait painter, in his middle age Morse contributed to the invention of a single-wire telegraph system based on European telegraphs. He was a co-developer of the Morse code and helped to develop the commercial use of telegraphy.
Major General Dabney Herndon Maury was 38 years old when Charles Darwin publishes On the Origin of Species. Charles Robert Darwin, was an English naturalist, geologist and biologist, best known for his contributions to the science of evolution. He established that all species of life have descended over time from common ancestors and, in a joint publication with Alfred Russel Wallace, introduced his scientific theory that this branching pattern of evolution resulted from a process that he called natural selection, in which the struggle for existence has a similar effect to the artificial selection involved in selective breeding.
Major General Dabney Herndon Maury was 40 years old when U.S. President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring the freedom of all slaves in Confederate territory by January 1, 1863. Abraham Lincoln was an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through the American Civil War—its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, abolished slavery, strengthened the federal government, and modernized the economy.
Major General Dabney Herndon Maury was 56 years old when Thomas Edison announces his invention of the phonograph, a machine that can record and play sound. Thomas Alva Edison was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor. He developed many devices that greatly influenced life around the world, including the phonograph, the motion picture camera, and the long-lasting, practical electric light bulb. Dubbed "The Wizard of Menlo Park", he was one of the first inventors to apply the principles of mass production and large-scale teamwork to the process of invention, and is often credited with the creation of the first industrial research laboratory.
Major General Dabney Herndon Maury was 63 years old when Louis Pasteur successfully tests his vaccine against rabies on Joseph Meister, a boy who was bitten by a rabid dog. Louis Pasteur was a French biologist, microbiologist and chemist renowned for his discoveries of the principles of vaccination, microbial fermentation and pasteurization. He is remembered for his remarkable breakthroughs in the causes and prevention of diseases, and his discoveries have saved many lives ever since. He reduced mortality from puerperal fever, and created the first vaccines for rabies and anthrax. His medical discoveries provided direct support for the germ theory of disease and its application in clinical medicine. He is best known to the general public for his invention of the technique of treating milk and wine to stop bacterial contamination, a process now called pasteurization. He is regarded as one of the three main founders of bacteriology, together with Ferdinand Cohn and Robert Koch, and is popularly known as the "father of microbiology".
Major General Dabney Herndon Maury was 71 years old when Electrical engineer Nikola Tesla gives the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis, Missouri. Nikola Tesla was a Serbian American inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist who is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system.
Major General Dabney Herndon Maury died on 11 Jan 1900 at the age of 77
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