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Barnard E. Bee

was born in South Carolina in 1824 and attended West Point, from which he graduated in 1845. He was twice brevetted for gallantry in the war with Mexico. On June 17, 1861 he was appointed brigadier general of a brigade mobilized at Manassas Junction. During the subsequent battle, Bee is said to have used the term "Stonewall" in reference to Thomas J. Jackson and his men. Bee was mortally wounded as the Confederates began to gain the upper hand in the battle. He died the following day and is buried in Pendleton, South Carolina.
Source: "Generals in Gray" Warner, Ezra J.

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