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John Clifford Pemberton
John Clifford Pemberton
Born (1814-08-10)August 10, 1814
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died July 13, 1881(1881-07-13) (aged 66)
Penllyn, Pennsylvania
Place of burial Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States United States of America
Confederate States of America Confederate States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
 Confederate States of America Army
Years of service 1837–61 (USA)
1861–65 (CSA)
Rank Union army maj rank insignia.jpg Brev. Major (USA)
Confederate States of America General.png Lieutenant General (CSA)
Commands held Army of Mississippi
Battles/wars Seminole Wars
Mexican–American War
American Civil War

John Clifford Pemberton (August 10, 1814 – July 13, 1881), was a career officer in the United States Army. He fought in the Seminole Wars and the Mexican–American War. He was commended (rewarded) for his performance in the Mexican–American War.

He also fought in the American Civil War. He commanded the Confederate army in the Siege of Vicksburg. He surrendered on July 4th, 1863.

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