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QUATTLEBAUM, PAUL J. (1836–1883). Paul J. Quattlebaum, Confederate infantry officer, was born in Lexington, South Carolina, on May 19, 1836, to Paul Quattlebaum and Sarah Caroline (Jones) Quattlebaum. He graduated from West Point in 1857 and served as a second lieutenant in the regular United States Ninth Infantry. At the outbreak of the Civil War, on June 29, 1861, Quattlebaum resigned from the U. S. Army to join the Confederacy and was appointed a major of the Fifth Texas Infantry on October 2. On November 1, 1861, he resigned and joined the headquarters of Hood's Texas Brigade as assistant adjutant general. He remained in this position until February 22, 1862, when he resigned and was replaced by William H. Sellers.

Quattlebaum returned to South Carolina after the war. In 1870 he married Susan Moseby Winston in Ridge Spring, South Carolina. He died on January 4, 1883, at Columbus, Georgia.


Harold B. Simpson, Hood's Texas Brigade:A Compendium (Hillsboro, Texas: Hill Junior College Press, 1977).US Army Officers Who Joined The Confederate Army (, accessed April 20, 2011.

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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.

Stephanie P. Niemeyer, "QUATTLEBAUM, PAUL J.," Handbook of Texas Online (, accessed November 28, 2015. Uploaded on April 26, 2011. Modified on May 3, 2011. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.