John McCausland
Historical Figure
Nationality: United States (Confederate States, 1861-5)
Date of Birth: 1836
Date of Death: 1927
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Educator, soldier, farmer
Spouse: Charlotte Hannah
Children: Four
Military Branch: Confederate
Army (American Civil War)
Fictional Appearances:
The Guns of the South
POD: January 17, 1864
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
Nationality: Confederate States
Military Branch: CS Army (Second American Revolution)

John A. McCausland (September 13, 1836 – January 22, 1927) was a brigadier general in the Confederate States Army, famous for the ransom of Hagerstown, Maryland, and the razing of Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War.

John McCausland in The Guns of the South[]

General John McCausland took over the wounded General A.G. Jenkins' command during the great Confederate victory at the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain on May 9, 1864. McCausland sent General Robert E. Lee a report which included a captured Union soldier's statement that the AK-47s' fire made the battlefield seem a living, flashing sheet of flame.[1]