Famous People Born in January 1821

  • Jan 4 John James Peck, American Major General (Union Army), born in Manlius, New York (d. 1878)
  • Jan 7 Lucius Jeremiah Gartrell, American politician and Brigadier General (Confederate Army), born in Washington, Georgia (d. 1891)

James LongstreetJames Longstreet (1821-1904)

Jan 8 American Confederate general (1st Corps, ANV), born in Edgefield, South Carolina

  • Jan 12 Nikolai Afanisev, Russian composer and violinist,, born in Tobolsk, Russia (d. 1898)
  • Jan 15 Lafayette McLaws, United States Army officer and Confederate general, born in Augusta, Georgia (d. 1897)
  • Jan 21 John C. Breckinridge, American politician (14th US VP (1857-61 at just 36) and Confederate general, born near Lexington, Kentucky (d. 1875)
  • Jan 27 John Chivington, American officer, (d. 1892)
  • Jan 29 Isaac Ferdinand Quinby, American General (Union Army), born in Morristown, New Jersey (d. 1891)