Floyd, John B. (John Buchanan), 1806-1863
Major-general of the Virginia state troops in the Civil War. Born in Montgomery County, Virginia. Governor of Virginia, 1848-52, Secretary of War, 1857-60. Commissioned a Confederate brigadier general in May 1861 and served in the West Virginia campaign under Gen. Robert E. Lee. Commissioned a major general in March 1862.
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Letter from Confederate Brigadier General John Buchanan Floyd (1806-1863), written at Camp Jackson (Wytheville, Virginia) to Confederate Secretary of War LeRoy Pope Walker, soliciting an officer's commission for former West Point cadet B. A. Terrett.