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Adley Hogan Gladden
Adley Hogan Gladden
Born (1810-09-28)September 28, 1810
Died April 12, 1862(1862-04-12) (aged 51)
Place of birth Fairfield, South Carolina
Place of death Shiloh, Tennessee
Buried at Magnolia Cemetery, Mobile, Alabama
Allegiance  United States of America
Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Service/branch U.S. Army
Confederate States Army
Years of service 1846–1847 (USA)
1861–1862 (CSA)
Rank Union army col rank insignia.jpg Colonel (USA)
35px Brigadier General (CSA)
Unit Louisiana 1st Louisiana Regiment
1st Brigade
Battles/wars Mexican-American War
Battle of Churubusco
Belen Gate
American Civil War
Battle of Pensacola
Battle of Shiloh

Adley Hogan Gladden was a Brigadier General in the Confederate States Army during the American Civil War. He impressed General Braxton Bragg after defending Pensacola from Union bombardment. He was mortally wounded at the Battle of Shiloh.

Military career[]

Mexican American War[]

Brigadier General Adley H. Gladden was born in South Carolina He was a veteran of the Mexican-American War where he commanded the famous Palmetto Regiment of South Carolina volunteers. Gladden was the major of that regiment, whose colonel and lieutenant-colonel were killed, leading to his advancement to colonel of the regiment. This regiment of volunteers bravely stormed of the Mexican works at the fierce Battle of Churubusco. In consequence of the deaths of the regiment's colonel and lieutenant colonel on that bloody day, Major Gladden became colonel of the Palmetto Regiment and led it in the assault upon the Belen Gate at the Battle of Mexico City, where he also was severely wounded.

American Civil War[]

When the American Civil War began, Colonel Gladden, whose home was then in Louisiana, went to Pensacola, Florida as colonel of the First Louisiana regiment. On September 30, 1861, he was commissioned brigadier general and assigned to command of a brigade, including the First regiment, of which future brigadier general Daniel Weisiger Adams then became colonel. He was in command of his brigade during the bombardment of the Confederate forts at Pensacola harbor, and General Braxton Bragg expressed thanks for the able support Gladden provided.

Subsequently General Bragg, expressing a desire to form a brigade of regiments which should set an example of discipline and official excellence, said, "I should desire General Gladden to command them." In January, 1862, Gladden was transferred to Mobile, Alabama and then to Corinth, Mississippi, where he was in command of a brigade composed of four Alabama regiments, the First Louisiana and Robertson's battery. At the Battle of Shiloh, Gladden was mortally wounded by a cannonball. General P. G. T. Beauregard described his death as follows: "In the same quarter of the field all of Withers' division, including Gladden's brigade, reinforced by John C. Breckenridge's whole reserve, soon became engaged, and Benjamin Prentiss' entire line, though fighting stoutly, was pressed back in confusion. We early lost the services of the gallant Gladden, a man of soldierly aptitudes and experience, who, after a marked influence upon the issue in his quarter of the field, fell mortally wounded."

The information above was taken from a public domain book (published before 1923) Dimitry, John Bull Smith. Confederate Military History: Louisiana, Arkansas. Volume 10. Evans, Clement Anselm, ed. Atlanta: Confederate Publishing Company, 1899. OCLC 11645726. Retrieved July 20, 2011. pp. 301–302. It has been edited since its original entry on this page but still contains the essential facts from that account.

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