Martin Green

Martin Edwin Green (1815 - 1863)

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General Martin Edwin Green
Born in Fauquier County, Virginiamap
Husband of — married in Farquier County, Virginiamap
Descendants descendants
Died in Vicksburg, Warren County, Mississippimap
Profile last modified | Created 18 Oct 2017
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Green was born in Fauquier County, Virginia. In 1836 he and his young bride moved to Lewis County, Missouri where he and his brothers established a sawmill. He became a prominent Democrat and Judge of the Lewis County Court. His brother was Missouri's Democratic Party United States Senator James S. Green.


When the Civil War began in 1861, Green organized a cavalry regiment in northeastern Missouri to join General Sterling Price’s Missouri State Guard. Green led his men in an unsuccessful attack on Colonel David Moore’s Union Home Guards at Athens, Missouri on August 6, 1861. Green led the regiment at the siege of Lexington the following month, but was promoted to brigadier general in the State Guard and given command of its Second Division. Following the Battle of Pea Ridge, Green was commissioned a Confederate brigadier general and assumed command of a brigade in General John S. Bowen’s division. Green opposed General Ulysses S. Grant’s advance at Port Gibson and took part in the siege of Vicksburg, where he was slightly wounded on June 25, 1863. Two days later, Green looked over a parapet, was struck in the head by a bullet from a Union sharpshooter, and died instantly.

Siege of Vicksburg by Thure de Thulstrop



  • "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," database, FamilySearch ( : 5 December 2014), Martin E. Green and Margaret Jane Marks, 28 Jan 1836; citing Fauquier, Virginia, reference r5 p102/119; FHL microfilm 31,634.
  • "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Martin E Green, Lewis county, Lewis, Missouri, United States; citing family 778, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

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Battle of Pea Ridge Arkansas

Brigadier General Martin Edwin Green
Brigadier General Martin Edwin Green

Siege of Vicksburg by Thure de Thulstrop
Siege of Vicksburg by Thure de Thulstrop


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