|Maj. Gen. Earl Van Dorn|
But on today's date in 1863, Gen. Van Dorn is remembered for having been slain by a jealous husband.
General Van Dorn is one of the 2 major generals—both cavalry officers that one time or another commanded Great-great Grandfather Neal’s 6th Tennessee Regiment—who died violently, but not from enemy action. The other was Maj. Gen. John A. Wharton, shot as the result of an argument with Col. George Wythe Baylor, in April 1865.