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Name ABERCROMBIE, John Joseph
Born March 1798, Baltimore MD
Died January 3 1877, Roslyn NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1822, frontier duty, Mexican war.
War Service February 1861 Col. of 7th US Infantry, Falling Waters, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/IV Corps at Seven Pines (w), Malvern Hill, defenses of Washington, administrative duties, commanded depots in Grant's Overland campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Court martial duty but not on active service.
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Name ALLEN, Robert
Born March 15 1811, West Point OH
Died August 5 1886, Geneva, Switzerland
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1836, artillery duty, Mexican war, quartermaster duty.
War Service 1861 Maj., Col., May 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, chief quartermaster in Dept of Missouri, quartermaster for Mississippi Valley, then for all areas west of the river.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. July 4 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865
Post War Career Army service in quartermaster's department, retired 1878.
Notes


Name ALVORD, Benjamin
Born August 18 1813, Rutland VT
Died October 16 1884, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1833, Seminole war, Mexican war, instructor at West Point, paymaster.
War Service April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist. of Oregon until March 1865.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. April 9 1865.
Post War Career Army service as paymaster, writer, retired 1880.
Notes


Name AMES, Adelbert
Born October 31 1835, Rockland ME
Died April 13 1933, Ormand FL
Pre-War Profession Sailor, graduated West Point 1861.
War Service 1861 Lt. in artillery, First Bull Run (w) - Medal of Honor, Washington defences, Peninsula campaign, August 1862 Col. of 20th Maine, Antietam campaign, Fredericksburg, aide to Meade at Chancellorsville, May 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers commanding 2nd Bde/1 Divn/XI Corps, Gettysburg, with X Corps around Charleston, commanded a 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/XVIII Corps at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, commanded 2nd Divn/XXIV Corps, Fort Fisher.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. January 15 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, provisional governor of Mississippi, resigned US Army 1870, US senator, state governor, Spanish-American War.
Notes Post-war political activities marred his good War record.
Further reading
Ames, Blanche Adelbert Ames 1835-1933 ; general, senator, Governor London, Macdonald, 1964
Current, Richard N Three carpetbag Governors Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University, 1967


Name AMMEN, Jacob
Born
January 7 1808, Botetourt Cty VA
Died February 6 1894, Lockland OH
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1831, instructor at West Point, served in Charleston Harbor in the 1832-33 Nullification Crisis, resigned US Army 1837, college professor.
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 12th Ohio, June 1861 Col. of 24th Ohio, Western Virginia campaign, Shiloh, advance on Corinth, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, garrison commands and courts martial, resigned January 1865.
Post War Career Surveyor, civil engineer.
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Name ANDERSON, Robert
Born June 14 1805, nr Louisville KY
Died October 26 1871, Nice, France
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1825, artillery duty, Black Hawk war, Seminole war, Mexican war, commanded forts in Charleston Harbor in 1860-61.
War Service 1861 Maj., Fort Sumter (s), May 1861 Brig. Gen. of Regulars, commanded in Depts of Kentucky and the Cumberland, 1863 retired through ill health, raised the Stars and Stripes at Fort Sumter when it was recaptured.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. February 3 1865.
Post War Career
Notes
On the Internet General Robert Anderson, Federal Army


Name ANDREWS, Christopher Columbus
Born October 27 1829, Hillsboro NH
Died September 21 1922, St Paul MN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Treasury clerk, writer, politician.
War Service 1861 Pvt., Capt. in 3rd Minnesota, captured in Tennessee, exchanged after 3 months, Lt. Col., August 1863 Col., Arkansas campaign, January 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn/XIII Corps in Mobile campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 9 1865.
Post War Career Politician, minister to Norway and Sweden, newspaper editor, census supervisor, consul general to Brazil, forest commissioner.
Notes
Further reading
Andrews, C C Minnesota and Dacotah New York, Arno Press, 1975 {c1857}


Name ANDREWS, George Leonard
Born August 31 1828, Bridgewater MA
Died April 4 1899, Brookline MA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851 (1st in class), engineer duty, assistant professor at West Point, resigned US Army 1855, civil engineer.
War Service May 1861 Lt. Col. in 2nd Massachusetts, June 1862 Col., Cedar Mountain, Antietam, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, chief of staff to Banks in Louisiana, Port Hudson, commanded a Dist. near Baton Rouge, organized Negro troops.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 26 1865
Post War Career Planter, US marshal, professor at West Point.
Notes


Name ARNOLD, Lewis Golding
Born January 15 1817, Perth Amboy NJ
Died September 22 1871, Boston MA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole war, frontier duty, garrison duty, Mexican war.
War Service 1861 Maj. in 1st US Artillery, Fort Pickens, January 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dept. of Florida, commanded in New Orleans, suffered a stroke, on sick leave, retired February 1864.
Post War Career
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Name ARNOLD, Richard
Born April 12 1828, Providence RI
Died November 8 1882, Governors Island NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, artillery duty, exploration, aide to Gen. Wool.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 5th US Artillery, First Bull Run, chief of artillery in Franklin's Divn. in Peninsula campaign, acting inspector general in VI Corps, Savage's Station, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, chief of artillery in Dept. of the Gulf, Port Hudson, Red River campaign, Fort Morgan, served on a retirement board.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 22 1865.
Post War Career Army service, staff duty.
Notes


Name ASBOTH, Alexander Sandor
Born December 18 1811, Keszthely, Hungary
Died January 21 1868, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Pre-War Profession Engineer, emigrated to US in 1851 following revolutionary activities.
War Service September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers and chief of staff to Fremont, appointment lapsed, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn at Pea Ridge (w), commanded at Columbus KY, commanded Dist. of West Florida, Marianna (w).
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US minister to Argentine Republic and Uruguay.
Notes Died of wounds contracted at the battle of Marianna.


Name AUGUR, Christopher Columbus
Born July 10 1821, Kendall NY
Died January 16 1898, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, garrison duty, Mexican war, frontier service, commandant of cadets at West Point.
War Service May 1861 Maj., served in Washington defences, November 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served on the Rappahannock, commanded Sigel's Divn in II Corps, Cedar Mountain (w), August 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Banks' New Orleans expedition, Port Hudson, commanded XXII Corps and Dept. of Washington.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded departments in the West and South, retired US Army 1885.
Notes


Name AVERELL, William Woods
Born November 5 1832, Cameron NY
Died February 3 1900, Bath NY
Pre-War Profession Drug clerk, graduated West Point 1855, garrison duty, frontier service, invalided 1859-1861.
War Service May 1861 1st Lt. in 3rd US Cavalry, aide to Gen. A. Porter at First Bull Run, Capt., August 1861 Col. of 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry, commanded a mounted brigade in Peninsula campaign, Antietam campaign, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Fredericksburg, Kelly's Ford, Stoneman's raid on Richmond, served in Western Virginia, commanded 2nd Cavalry Divn in Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley campaign, Fisher's Hill, relieved from duty by Sheridan for poor performance.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 7 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US consul general in Montreal, inventor.
Notes
Further reading
Ten years in the saddle : the memoir of William Woods Averell San Rafael CA, Presidio Press, 1978


Name AYRES, Romeyn Beck
Born December 20 1825, Montgomery Cty NY
Died December 4 1888, Fort Hamilton NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, occupation duty in Mexico, garrison duty.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 5th US Artillery, First Bull Run, Antietam, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Fredericksburg, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/V Corps at Chancellorsville, commanded 1st Divn/V Corps at Gettysburg, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/V Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, commanded 2nd Divn at Petersburg (w), Appomattox.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 1 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, garrison duty.
Notes
On the Internet Romeyn Beck Ayres

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Name BAILEY, Joseph
Born May 6 1825, nr Pennsville OH
Died March 21 1867, nr Nevada MO
Pre-War Profession Lumberman.
War Service July 1861 Capt. in 4th Wisconsin, served under Gens Butler and Banks in the Dept. of the Gulf, June 1864 Col., chief engineer of Franklin's XIX Corps, saved the fleet in the Red River campaign (thanks of Congress), Mobile, April 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers (to rank from November 1864).
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. June 7 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Sheriff.
Notes Killed by bushwhackers whom he had arrested.


Name BAIRD, Absalom
Born August 20 1824, Washington PA
Died June 14 1905, nr Relay MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, artillery duty, Seminole war, instructor at West Point, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 staff officer, First Bull Run, chief of staff in IV Corps in Peninsula campaign, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 27th Bde/7th Divn/Army of the Ohio, commanded divisions in the Army of Kentucky and Army of the Cumberland, commanded 1st Divn/XIV Corps at Chickamauga, commanded 3rd Divn at Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro - Medal of Honor, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. September 1 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service as inspector general, retired US Army 1888.
Notes Regarded as a fine divisional commander.
Further reading
Baird, John A Profile of a hero : the story of Absalom Baird, his family, and the American military tradition Philadelphia, Dorrance, 1977



Name BAKER, Edward Dickinson
Born February 24 1811, London, England
Died October 21 1861, Ball's Bluff VA
Pre-War Profession Apprentice weaver, lawyer, politician, US congressman, Mexican war, US senator.
War Service 1861 raised a "California Regiment", the 71st Pennsylvania - Col., September 1861 appointed Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Ball's Bluff (k).
Notes He had not accepted the appointment at the time of his death. A friend of Pres. Lincoln.
Further reading
Blair, Harry C The life of Colonel Edward D. Baker, Lincoln's constant ally, together with four of his great orations Portland OR, 1960
Kennedy, Elijah Robinson The contest for California in 1861; how Colonel E. D. Baker saved the Pacific states to the union Boston, Houghton Mifflin Co., 1912


Name BANKS, Nathaniel Prentiss "Commissary Banks"
Born January 30 1816, Waltham MA
Died September 1 1894, Waltham MA
Pre-War Profession Cotton mill worker, lawyer, politician, US congressman, House Speaker, state governor.
War Service January 1861 appointed Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded V Corps, was soundly defeated in Jackson's Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded II Corps at Cedar Mountain, commanded Dept. of the Gulf, Port Hudson (thanks of Congress), Red River campaign, held no further effective command.
Post War Career US congressman, US marshal.
Notes


Name BARLOW, Francis Channing
Born October 19 1834, Brooklyn NY
Died January 11 1896, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 12th New York, mustered out after 3 months, Lt Col. in 61st New York, April 1862 Col., Peninsula campaign, Antietam (w), September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XI Corps, Chancellorsville, commanded 1st Divn/XI Corps at Gettysburg (w,c), commanded 1st Divn/II Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, sick leave, commanded 2nd Divn/II Corps at Sayler's Creek.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 1 1864.
Post War Career Politician, US marshal, state attorney general, lawyer.
Notes Left for dead on the field at Gettysburg, he was comforted by Confederate Gen. John B. Gordon.


Name BARNARD, John Gross
Born May 19 1815, Sheffield MA
Died May 14 1882, Detroit MI
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1833, engineer duty, built coastal defenses, Mexican war, superintendent of West Point, writer on engineering and science.
War Service 1861 Maj. in construction of the defenses of Washington, Bull Run campaign, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, chief engineer of Army of the Potomac, conducted the siege of Yorktown, in charge of Washington defenses, chief engineer of Grant's armies when he came East, commanded siege operations at Petersburg, Appomattox.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. July 4 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, worked on coastal defenses, writer and historian, retired 1881.
Notes


Name BARNES, James
Born December 28 1801, Boston MA
Died February 12 1869, Springfield MA
Pre-War Profession Businessman, Graduated West Point 1829, instructor at West Point, resigned US Army 1836, civil engineer on railroads.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 18th Massachusetts, Washington defenses, Peninsula campaign, commanded 1st bde/1st Divn/V Corps, Antietam, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded the division at Gettysburg (w), garrison and prison duty.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US Commission on building the Union Pacific Railroad.
Notes Did not perform particularly well at Gettysburg.


Name BARNES, Joseph K
Born July 21 1817, Philadelphia PA
Died April 5 1883, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Doctor, appointed to US Army medical corps 1840, Seminole war, Mexican war, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 Maj., recalled from Pacific Northwest to Washington, Lt. Col. and medical inspector, August 1863 Col., August 1864 Brig. Gen. of Regulars and surgeon general.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, medical historian, retired US Army 1882.
Notes Performed very well and carried out many reforms in the medical service. Attended the assassinated Presidents Lincoln and Garfield


Name BARNUM, Henry Alanson
Born September 24 1833, Jamesville NY
Died January 29 1892, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, militia officer.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 12th New York, Blackburn's Ford, First Bull Run, Malvern Hill (w,c), exchanged soon after, September 1862 Col. of 149th New York, Gettysburg (w), Lookout Mountain (w) - Medal of Honor, Atlanta campaign, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/XX Corps in March to the Sea, Savannah, May 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. January 12 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career New York inspector of prisons.
Notes


Name BARRY, William Farquhar
Born August 18 1818, New York NY
Died July 18 1879, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, served on Canadian border, Mexican war, Seminole war, duty in Kansas.
War Service 1861 Maj. in 5th US Artillery, Fort Pickens, chief of artillery at First Bull Run, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, organized the ordnance of the Army of the Potomac, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, asked to be given duty elsewhere, supervised defenses of Washington, chief of artillery for Sherman in Atlanta campaign, Franklin and Nashville campaign, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. September 1 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in artillery, frontier duty, historian.
Notes


Name BARTLETT, Joseph Jackson
Born November 21 1834, Binghampton NY
Died January 14 1893, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 27th New York, Maj., First Bull Run, September 1861 Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/VI Corps, Antietam, October 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - appointment expired, reappointed March 1863, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/V Corps, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 1 1864.
Post War Career US minister to Sweden, deputy commissioner of pensions.
Notes


Name BARTLETT, William Francis
Born June 6 1840, Haverhill MA
Died December 17 1876, Pittsfield MA
Pre-War Profession Student.
War Service 1861 Pvt., Capt. in 20th Massachusetts, Yorktown (w), Col. of 49th Massachusetts, Port Hudson (w), Col. of 57th Massachusetts, Wilderness (w), June 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Crater (w,c), soon exchanged, commanded 1st Divn/IX Corps.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Associated with the Tredegar Iron Works.
Notes Lost a leg at Yorktown, and had to be on horseback in all battles after Port Hudson.
Further reading
Palfrey, Francis Winthrop Memoir of William Francis Bartlett Boston, Houghton, Osgood and Company, 1878


Name BAXTER, Henry
Born September 8 1821, Sidney Plains NY
Died December 30 1873, Jonesville MI
Pre-War Profession Miller.
War Service August 1861 Capt. in 7th Michigan, Peninsula campaign (w), Lt. Col., Fredericksburg (w), March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/I Corps, Gettysburg, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/V Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Five Forks.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 1 1865.
Post War Career Register of deeds, US minister to Honduras, lumber businessman.
Notes


Name BAYARD, George Dashiell
Born December 18 1835, Seneca Falls NY
Died December 14 1862, Fredericksburg VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, frontier duty in cavalry (killed Kiowa Chief Big Pawnee), instructor at West Point.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry, Washington defences, fought in Shenandoah Valley during Jackson's campaign, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers and chief of cavalry in III Corps, Cedar Mountain, Fredericksburg (mw).
Notes


Name BEAL, George Lafayette
Born May 21 1825, Norway ME
Died December 11 1896, Norway ME
Pre-War Profession Bookbinder, militia officer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 1st Maine, October 1861 Col. of 10th Maine, Cedar Mountain, Antietam (w), 1863 recruited 29th Maine - Col., commanded a brigade in XIX Corps in Red River campaign, served under Sheridan in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded a brigade in Winchester and Fisher's Hill, November 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. August 22 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career State adjutant general, state treasurer.
Notes


Name BEATTY, John
Born December 16 1828, Sandusky OH
Died December 21 1914, Columbus OH
Pre-War Profession Banker, politician.
War Service April 1861 raised a company in 3rd Ohio, Lt. Col. , served in Western Virginia, February 1862 Col., served in Tennessee, Perryville, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XIV Corps at Chattanooga, Knoxville, resigned commission January 1864.
Post War Career Banker, US congressman, historian, author.
Notes He resigned his commission so that his brother could join the army.
Further reading
Beatty, John The citizen-soldier, or, Memoirs of a volunteer Alexandria VA, Time-Life Books, 1983


Name BEATTY, Samuel
Born December 16 1820, Mifflin Cty PA
Died May 26 1885, Stark Cty PA
Pre-War Profession Farmer, Mexican war, sheriff.
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 19th Ohio, Col., Shiloh, advance on Corinth, commanded 11th Bde/5th Divn/II Corps at Perryville, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps at Chickamauga, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/IV Corps at Chattanooga, Missionary Ridge, Atlanta campaign, commanded 3rd Divn/IV Corps at Franklin, Nashville.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Farmer.
Notes




Name BELKNAP, William Worth
Born September 22 1829, Newburgh NY
Died October 13 1890, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service December 1861 Maj. in 15th Iowa, Shiloh (w), Lt. Col., Corinth, June 1863 Col., Vicksburg campaign, July 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/4th Divn/XVII Corps in Atlanta campaign, Ezra Church, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Internal revenue collector, secretary of war under Pres. Grant, impeached for corruption, lawyer.
Notes


Name BENHAM, Henry Washington
Born April 17 1813, Meridien (?) CT
Died June 1 1884, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837 (1st in class), engineer duty, Mexican war.
War Service May 1861 chief engineer of Dept. of the Ohio, served in Western Virginia, Corrick's Ford, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Secessionville, relieved of command, commanded engineer brigade of Army of the Potomac, engineering duty.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in engineers, retired US Army 1882.
Notes


Name BENTON, William Plummer
Born December 25 1828, New Market MD
Died March 14 1867, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Mexican war, lawyer, district attorney, judge.
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 8th Indiana, September 1861 Col., served in Western Virginia, may have commanded a brigade at Pea Ridge, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/14th Divn/XIII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Mobile campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes Died of yellow fever.


Name BERRY, Hiram Gregory
Born August 27 1824, Rockland ME
Died May 3 1863, Chancellorsville VA
Pre-War Profession Carpenter, bank president, politician, mayor, militia officer.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 4th Maine, First Bull Run, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/III Corps at Fredericksburg, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn/III Corps at Chancellorsville (mw).
Notes


Name BIDWELL, Daniel Davidson
Born August 12 1819, Buffalo NY
Died October 19 1864, Cedar Creek VA
Pre-War Profession Police justice.
War Service 1861 Pvt. in 65th New York, October 1861 Col. of 49th New York, Peninsula campaign, South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps at Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, August 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Creek (mw).
Notes



Name BIRGE, Henry Warner
Born August 25 1825, Hartford CT
Died June 1 1888, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Merchant.
War Service May 1861 Maj. in 4th Connecticut (later renamed 1st Heavy Artillery), February 1862 recruited 13th Connecticut - Col., New Orleans, commanded 3rd Bde/4th Divn/XIX Corps, Port Hudson, September 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XIX Corps in Red River campaign, commanded 1st Bde/Groves' Divn in Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. February 25 1865.
Post War Career
Notes


Name BIRNEY, David Bell
Born May 29 1825, Huntsville AL
Died October 18 1864, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service April 1861 Lt. Col. in 23rd Pennsylvania, August 1861 Col., February 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade in 3rd Divn/III Corps, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, Chantilly, commanded 1st Divn/III Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, May 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Gettysburg, commanded 3rd Divn/II Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, commanded X Corps, succumbed to malaria.
Notes Came from a Southern but strongly antislavery family.


Name BIRNEY, William
Born May 28 1819, Madison Cty AL
Died August 14 1907, Forest Glen MD
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, writer, newspaper owner.
War Service May 1861 Capt., First Bull Run, September 1861 Maj. of 4th New Jersey, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, January 1863 Col., Chancellorsville, May 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers and Col. of 22nd US Colored Infantry, recruited regiments of black troops, served in Florida, commanded 3rd Divn/X Corps, Chaffin's Farm, commanded 2nd Divn/XXV Corps, Appomattox campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, US attorney for the District of Columbia, writer.
Notes Brother of Gen. David B Birney.


Name BLAIR, Francis Preston Jr
Born February 19 1821, Lexington KY
Died July 9 1875, St Louis MO
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, territorial attorney general, US congressman.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 1st Missouri, assisted Lyon in saving the St Louis arsenal for the Union, recruited 7 regiments, August 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division in the Yazoo expedition, Chickasaw Bluffs, commanded 2nd Divn/XV Corps in Vicksburg campaign, commanded XV Corps at Chattanooga, commanded XVII Corps in Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Planter, politician, US senator
Notes Rated highly as a general by Grant and Sherman.
Further reading
Croly, David G Seymour and Blair : their lives and services with an appendix containing a history of reconstruction New York, Richardson, 1868


Name BLENKER, Louis (Ludwig)
Born May 12 1812, Worms, Germany
Died October 31 1863, Rockland Cty NY
Pre-War Profession Jeweler's apprentice, soldier, revolutionary, emigrated to US 1849, farmer, businessman.
War Service April 1861 recruited 8th New York - Col., commanded a brigade at First Bull Run, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division which was assigned to Fremont in Western Virginia, Cross Keys, relieved from duty, discharged March 1863.
Notes
His march to Fremont's forces was somewhat of a shambles, partly as a result of poor planning by McClellan.


Name BLUNT, James Gillpatrick
Born July 21 1826, Trenton ME
Died July 27 1881, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Sailor, doctor.
War Service July 1861 recruited the "Kansas Brigade" in which he commanded a cavalry regiment, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dept. of Kansas, Old Fort Wayne, commanded 1st Divn/Army of the Frontier, Prairie Grove, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, dismissed from command after his wagon train was attacked by guerillas, recruiting duty, opposed Sterling Price's Missouri raid, commanded Districts in Arkansas and Kansas.
Post War Career
Doctor, claims agent.
Notes


Name BOHLEN, Henry
Born October 22 1810, Bremen, Germany
Died August 22 1862, Freeman's Ford VA
Pre-War Profession Liquor dealer, Mexican war.
War Service September 1861 helped recruit 75th Pennsylvania, Col., served in Blenker's division, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/Blenker's Divn at Cross Keys, killed while conducting a reconnaissance before Jackson's forces.
Notes



Name BOWEN, James
Born February 25 1808, New York NY
Died September 29 1886, Dobbs Ferry NY
Pre-War Profession Railroad president, politician.
War Service 1861 recruiting, October 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, provost marshal general in Dept. of the Gulf, Red River expedition, relieved from duty, July 1864 resigned commission.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Commissioner of charities, literary critic.
Notes


Name BOYLE, Jeremiah Tilford
Born May 22 1818, Mercer (now Boyle) Cty KY
Died July 28 1871, Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service November 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 11th Bde/5th Divn at Shiloh, commanded forces in Kentucky, January 1864 relieved from duty, resigned.
Post War Career Railroad businessman, land speculator.
Notes Was zealous in his administration of Kentucky.


Name BRADLEY, Luther Prentice
Born December 8 1822, New Haven CT
Died March 13 1910, Tacoma WA
Pre-War Profession Militia officer, bookkeeper, salesman.
War Service November 1861 Lt. Col. in 51st Illinois, Island No 10, October 1862 Col., Stone's River, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn at Chickamauga (w), July 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/IV Corps in Atlanta campaign, Franklin (w).
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1886.
Notes


Name BRAGG, Edward Stuyvesant
Born February 20 1827, Unadilla NY
Died June 20 1912, Fond Du Lac WI
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, district attorney.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 6th Wisconsin, Washington defences, Lt. Col., Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, March 1863 Col., Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, June 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Post War Career Politician, US congressman, US minister to Mexico, consul general to Hong Kong.
Notes


Name BRANNAN, John Milton
Born July 1 1819, District of Columbia
Died December 10 1892, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Messenger in the House of Representatives, graduated West Point 1841, artillery duty, Mexican war.
War Service September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Jacksonville FL, commanded 3rd Divn/XIV Corps at Tullahoma, Chickamauga, commanded artillery reserve at Chattanooga, appointed chief of artillery in Army of the Cumberland, Atlanta campaign, administrative duty.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. January 23 1865, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the artillery branch.
Notes


Name BRAYMAN, Mason
Born May 23 1813, Buffalo NY
Died February 27 1895, Kansas City
Pre-War Profession Newspaper editor, lawyer, city attorney.
War Service August 1861 Maj. in 19th Illinois, Belmont, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, April 1862 Col., September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded posts in Tennessee, Ohio and Mississippi.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Railroad businessman, governor of Idaho Territory.
Notes


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Name BRIGGS, Henry Shaw
Born August 1 1824, Lanesboro MA
Died September 23 1887, Pittsfield MA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 8th Massachusetts, July 1861 Col. of 10th Massachusetts, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w), July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded draft depots.
Post War Career State auditor, judge, customs appraiser.
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Name BRISBIN, James Sanks
Born May 23 1837, Boalsburg PA
Died January 14 1892, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession Teacher.
War Service 1861 Pvt., 2nd Lt. in 1st US Cavalry, First Bull Run (w), Peninsula campaign, Blue Ridge expedition, Beverly Ford, Gettysburg campaign, Red River campaign, Sabine Cross Roads (w), staff duty in Kentucky and Tennessee, May 1865 Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. December 12 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the cavalry, commanded a battalion in Gibbon's column in the Little Big Horn campaign, author.
Notes


Name BROOKE, John Rutter
Born July 21 1838, Montgomery Cty PA
Died September 5 1926, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession Student.
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 4th Pennsylvania, Col. of 53rd Pennsylvania, Peninsula campaign, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/II Corps at Antietam, Fredericksburg, commanded 4th Bde/1st Divn/II Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor (w), May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, court martial duty.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 12 1867.
Post War Career Army service, rising to Maj. Gen., Spanish-American War, retired 1902.
Notes Second last surviving full rank Union general.


Name BROOKS, William Thomas Harbaugh
Born January 28 1821, New Lisbon OH
Died July 19 1870, Huntsville AL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Seminole war, garrison duty, Mexican war, frontier duty.
War Service September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/IV Corps in Peninsula campaign, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps at Seven Days (w), Antietam (w), commanded 1st Divn/VI Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, June 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers - later revoked, commanded Dept. of the Monongahela, commanded 1st Divn/XVIII Corps at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, resigned because of poor health July 1864. Post War Career Farmer
Notes His career suffered because of a controversy with Burnside.


Name BROWN, Egbert Benson
Born October 4 1816, Brownsville NY
Died February 11 1902, West Plains MO
Pre-War Profession Sailor, grain dealer, city clerk, mayor, railroad businessman.
War Service August 1861 Lt. Col. of 7th Missouri, resigned May 1862, May 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of state militia, commanded Dist. of Southwest Missouri, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Springfield (w), Westport, commanded Dist. of Rolla.
Post War Career Pension agent, farmer.
Notes


Name BUCHANAN, Robert Christie "Old Buck"
Born March 1 1811, Baltimore MD
Died November 29 1878, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1830, Black Hawk war, Seminole war, Mexican war, garrison duty.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th US Infantry, Lt. Col., commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/V Corps in Seven Days, Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by the Senate because of his association with Fitz John Porter, commanded defenses at Fort Delaware, Col. of 1st US Infantry.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded Department of Louisiana, retired 1870.
Notes


Name BUCKINGHAM, Catharinus Putnam
Born
March 14 1808, Zanesville OH
Died August 30 1888, Chicago IL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, instructor at West Point, resigned US Army 1831, teacher, operated an ironworks.
War Service 1861 various military offices in Ohio, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, special duty with War Dept., resigned commission February 1863.
Post War Career Businessman, wrote mathematical texts.
Notes Carried the dispatch which relieved McClellan of his command in November 1862.


Name BUCKLAND, Ralph Pomeroy
Born
January 20 1812, Layden MA or Ravenna OH
Died May 27 1892, Fremont OH
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, mayor, politician.
War Service January 1862 Col. of 72nd Ohio, command 4th Bde/5th Divn at Shiloh, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a 1st Bde/3rd Divn/XV Corps in Vicksburg campaign, commanded Dist. of Memphis, resigned January 1865.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US congressman, lawyer, railroad director.
Notes


Name BUELL, Don Carlos
Born March 23 1818, Lowell OH
Died November 19 1898, Paradise KY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, fought Indians in Florida, garrison and frontier duty, Mexican war, staff duties.
War Service May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, organization and training duty with Army of the Potomac, led the Army of the Ohio into Tennessee, Shiloh, advance on Corinth, March 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, resisted Confederate invasion of Kentucky, Perryville, relieved of command, investigated by a military commission, spent a year awaiting orders, resigned June 1864.
Post War Career
President of an ironworks, pension agent.
Notes Regarded as overly cautious.
On the Internet General Don Buell
Further reading
Reid, Richard J The army that Buell built Olaton KY, R.J. Reid, 1994


Name BUFORD, John
Born March 4 1826, Woodford Cty KY
Died December 16 1863, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1848, frontier duty, Utah expedition.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 2nd US Cavalry, duty on Washington defenses, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers and commanded reserve cavalry in Army of Virginia, performed well near Thoroughfare Gap, chief of cavalry in Antietam campaign, commanded reserve brigade under Hooker, Stoneman's raid on Richmond, June 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/Cavalry Corps in Gettysburg campaign, held Heth's advance before Gettysburg, died of typhoid fever.
Notes One of the unsung heroes of Gettysburg.
On the Internet Meet General Buford


Name BUFORD, Napoleon Bonaparte
Born
January 13 1807, Woodford Cty KY
Died March 28 1883, Chicago IL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1831, artillery service, resigned US Army 1835, civil engineer, merchant, banker, railroad president.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 27th Illinois, Belmont, Island No 10, Corinth, Vicksburg campaign, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist. of East Arkansas.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Appointed to some Federal positions.
Notes Half brother to John Buford


Name BURBRIDGE, Stephen Gano
Born August 19 1831, Scott Cty KY
Died December 2 1894, Brooklyn NY
Pre-War Profession Attended Kentucky Military Institute, lawyer, farmer.
War Service August 1861 raised 26th Kentucky - Col., Shiloh, Arkansas Post, Vicksburg campaign, June 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist. of Kentucky, stalled Morgan's raid into Kentucky, relieved of command January 1865.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. July 4 1864.
Post War Career
Notes He was a harsh administrator, and his family had difficulty living in Kentucky after the War.


Name BURNHAM, Hiram
Born
c 1814, Cherryfield ME
Died September 9 1864, nr Chaffin's Bluff VA
Pre-War Profession Lumberman.
War Service July 1861 Lt. Col. of 6th Maine, December 1861 Col., Peninsula campaign, Antietam, Fredericksburg, commanded Light Divn/VI Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, April 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/XVIII Corps at Petersburg (k).
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Name BURNS, William Wallace
Born September 3 1825, Coshocton OH
Died April 19 1892, Beaufort SC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, recruiting duty, frontier duty, staff duty.
War Service August 1861 Maj. and chief of commissary to McClellan in Western Virginia campaign, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps in Peninsula campaign (w), commanded 1st Divn/IX Corps at Fredericksburg, resigned volunteer commission March 1863, reverted to rank of staff major, chief commissary in the Dept. of the Northwest.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the commissary department, retired 1889.
Notes


Name BURNSIDE, Ambrose Everett
Born May 23 1824, Liberty IN
Died September 13 1881, Bristol RI
Pre-War Profession Tailor, graduated West Point 1847, Mexican war, frontier duty, resigned US Army 1853, businessman, militia officer.
War Service 1861 organized 1st Rhode Island - Col., commanded a brigade at First Bull Run, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, led expeditions against the North Carolina coast, New Berne, March 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Left Wing at Antietam, ordered to command Army of the Potomac November 1862, Fredericksburg, commanded Dept. of the Ohio, Knoxville, commanded IX corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Petersburg, Crater, relieved of command, resigned April 1865.
Post War Career Governor, businessman, US senator.
Notes An unwilling commander of the Army of the Potomac.
On the Internet U. S. Major General Ambrose Everett Burnside
Further reading
Marvel, William Burnside Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1991
Poore, Benjamin Perley The life and public services of Ambrose E. Burnside, soldier, citizen, statesman Providence RI, Reid, 1882



Name BUSSEY, Cyrus
Born October 5 1833, Hubbard OH
Died March 2 1915, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Businessman, politician.
War Service 1861 Lt. Col. commanding militia in southeastern Iowa, September 1861 Col. of 3rd Iowa Cavalry, Pea Ridge, commanded a brigade of cavalry at Arkansas Post, commanded a division of cavalry in Vicksburg campaign, January 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, command various posts in Arkansas.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Commission merchant, politician, assistant secretary of the interior, lawyer.
Notes


Name BUSTEED, Richard
Born February 16 1822, Cavan, Ireland
Died September 14 1898, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Newspaperman, lawyer, politician.
War Service August 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers (never sent to Senate for confirmation), served in occupation forces on Virginia Peninsula, September 1863 appointed to District Court for Alabama.
Post War Career Judge (resigned rather than face impeachment), lawyer.
Notes Due to a mix-up in pension records, many researchers have confused this Richard Busteed with a Capt. Richard Busteed of the Chicago Light Artillery. My thanks to Harriet Busteed of Hertford NC for resolving this matter.


Name BUTLER, Benjamin Franklin "Beast", "Spoons"
Born November 5 1818, Deerfield NH
Died January 11 1893, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, politician.
War Service April 1861 Brig. Gen. of Massachusetts militia, lifted the blockade of Washington, May 1861 appointed Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Big Bethel, Hatteras Inlet, New Orleans, military governor, removed December 1862, commanded Army of the James 1863, Bermuda Hundred, sent home to await orders, unsuccessful North Carolina expedition.
Post War Career US congressman, governor, presidential candidate.
Notes A controversial political general, notorious for his use of contraband slaves and his disrespect towards the ladies of New Orleans.
On the Internet 117th New York Volunteer Infantry - General Officers: Butler
Further reading
Parton, James General Butler in New Orleans / history of the administration of the Department of the Gulf in the year 1862 Boston, Houghton Mifflin, 1892


Name BUTTERFIELD, Daniel
Born
October 31 1831, Utica NY
Died July 17 1901, Cold Spring NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, businessman.
War Service May 1861 Col. in 12th New York, Shenandoah Valley, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/V Corps in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days - Medal of Honor, Second Bull Run, Antietam, commanded V Corps at Fredericksburg, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, chief of staff to Hooker in Army of the Potomac, chief of staff to Meade at Gettysburg (w), Chattanooga, commanded 3rd Divn/XX Corps in Atlanta campaign, became ill before Atlanta, no further service.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, resigned 1870, businessman, unofficial ambassador.
Notes Was associated with novel use of bugle calls, and the composition of "Taps".
On the Internet Daniel Butterfield Biography Page
Further reading
Butterfield, Julia Lorrilard A biographical memorial of General Daniel Butterfield, including many addresses and military writings New York, Grafton Press, 1904

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Name CADWALADER, George
Born May 16 1806, Philadelphia PA
Died February 3 1879, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, militia officer, Mexican war, businessman.
War Service April 1861 Maj. Gen. of Pennsylvania troops, served in the Shenandoah Valley, April 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, served on boards of enquiry and commissions, commanded at Philadelphia.
Post War Career Businessman.
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Name CALDWELL, John Curtis
Born April 17 1833, Lowell VT
Died August 31 1912, Calais ME
Pre-War Profession Teacher.
War Service November 1861 Col. of 11th Maine, appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers (April 1862) commanding 1st Bde/1st Divn/II Corps, Peninsula campaign, Fredericksburg (w), Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, relieved of duty in Army of the Potomac March 1864.
Brevet Promotions
Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 19 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, US consul in Valparaiso, US minister to Uruguay, US consul in Costa Rica.
Notes He served in the honor guard in the procession of Lincoln's body from Washington to Springfield.


Name CAMERON, Robert Alexander
Born
February 22 1828, Brooklyn NY
Died March 10 1894, Canon City CO
Pre-War Profession Newspaper owner, politician.
War Service April 1861 Capt. of 9th Indiana, served in Western Virginia, Lt. Col. in 19th Indiana, Lt. Col. in 34th Indiana, Island No 10, New Madrid, Memphis, June 1862 Col., siege of Vicksburg, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/XIII Corps in Red River campaign, commanded a District in Louisiana.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Established farming colonies, postal clerk, prison warden.
Notes


Name CAMPBELL, Charles Thomas
Born August 10 1823, Franklin Cty PA
Died April 15 1895, Scotland SD
Pre-War Profession Mexican war, politician.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in Pennsylvania Light Artillery, Lt. Col. of 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, Dranesville, September 1861 Col., Col. of 57th Pennsylvania Infantry, Seven Pines (w), Fredericksburg (w), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - appointment expired, March 1863 reappointed, commanded a District in Wisconsin.
Post War Career Inspector of Indian agencies, stage line operator, mayor, hotelier.
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Name CAMPBELL, William Bowen
Born February 1 1807, Sumner Cty TN
Died August 19 1867, Lebanon TN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Seminole war, US congressman, Mexican war, state governor.
War Service June 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, resigned January 1863.
Post War Career Was prevented by Republican Radicals from taking his seat in Congress.
Notes


Name CANBY, Edward Richard Sprigg
Born November 9 1817, Platt's Landing KY
Died April 11 1873, Siskiyou CA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, fought Indians in Florida and Arkansas, garrison duty, Mexican war, frontier duty.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 19th US Infantry, commanded Dept of New Mexico, opposed Sibley's invasion, Valverde, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, staff duties in the East, May 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Division of West Mississippi, captured Mobile, accepted the surrender of the forces of Taylor and Kirby Smith in May 1865.
Brevet Promotions
Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded Dept of the Columbia and Division of the Pacific.
Notes
Killed while negotiating with Modoc Indians.


Name CARLETON, James Henry
Born December 27 1814, Lubec ME
Died January 7 1873, San Antonio TX
Pre-War Profession Aroostook war, appointed to US Army 1839, Mexican war, scouting and exploring duty.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 1st California, led the California Column through Arizona, New Mexico and West Texas, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dept of New Mexico.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the cavalry.
Notes
Further reading
Hunt, Aurora Major general James Henry Carleton, 1814-1873, western frontier dragoon Glendale CA, A H Clark, 1958.


Name CARLIN, William Passmore
Born
November 24 1829, Richwoods IL
Died October 4 1903, nr Whitehall MT
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, garrison duty, fought Indians, Utah expedition.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 38th Illinois, commanded 31st Bde/9th Divn/III Corps at Perryville, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River, Tullahoma, Chickamauga, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps at Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, commanded 1st Divn/XIV Corps at Bentonville.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 19 1865.
Post War Career Army service, service in the Freedmen's Bureau, frontier duty, retired 1893.
Notes


Name CARR, Eugene Asa
Born
March 20 1830, Concord NY
Died December 2 1910, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, frontier duty.
War Service August 1861 Capt. in 4th US Cavalry, Wilson's Creek, August 1861 Col. of 3rd Illinois Cavalry, commanded a brigade of cavalry at Pea Ridge (w) - Medal of Honor, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 14th Divn/XIII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, commanded 1st Cavalry Divn/VII Corps in Arkansas.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 11 1865, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service as an Indian fighter, retired 1893, interested in National Geographic Society.
Notes
Further reading
King, James T War Eagle; a life of General Eugene A. Carr Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1963.


Name CARR, Joseph Bradford
Born
August 16 1828, Albany NY
Died February 24 1895, Troy NY
Pre-War Profession Tobacconist, militia officer.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 2nd New York, Big Bethel, Peninsula campaign, Second Bull Run, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - appointment expired March 1863 - reappointed March 1863, commanded a 1st Bde/2nd Divn/III Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, assigned to Army of the James, commanded 3rd Divn/XVIII Corps (a division of Black troops).
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Manufacturer, secretary of state for New York.
Notes Confirmation of his promotion was held up until May 1864.


Name CARRINGTON, Henry Beebee
Born
March 2 1824, Wallingford CT
Died October 26 1912, Boston MA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, militia officer, scholar, historian.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 18th US Infantry as a reward for organizing regiments of Ohio militia, served in Western Virginia, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, supervised recruitment activities, suppressed "disloyal" citizens in Indiana and Ohio.
Post War Career Army service as an Indian fighter, college professor, author, Indian treaty negotiator.
Notes Was partly responsible for the Fetterman massacre in 1866.


Name CARROLL, Samuel Sprigg
Born
September 21 1832, Takoma Park DC
Died January 28 1893, Montgomery Cty MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, frontier duty, quartermaster at West Point.
War Service December 1861 Col. of 8th Ohio, commanded 4th Bde/Shields' Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Mountain, wounded on the Rapidan, Fredericksburg, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/II Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness (w), Spotsylvania (w), May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dept of West Virginia, commanded a division of the Army of the Shenandoah.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in inspector general's department, retired through invalidity 1869.
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Name CARTER, Samuel Powhatan
Born
August 6 1819, Elizabethton TN
Died May 26 1891, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Midshipman, graduated US Naval Academy 1846, naval service.
War Service July 1861 transferred to the War Department, May 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Kentucky and Tennessee, Burnside's campaign in East Tennessee, commanded the cavalry division of XXIII Corps at Knoxville, commanded 3rd Divn/XXIII Corps in Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US Navy service, retired 1881.
Notes


Name CASEY, Silas
Born
July 12 1807, East Greenwich RI
Died January 22 1882, Brooklyn NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1826, Mexican war, service on Pacific coast.
War Service August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/IV Corps at Seven Pines (w), May 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Washington defenses, served on officer selection boards.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1862, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1868.
Notes Compiled and edited the System of Infantry Tactics and Infantry Tactics for Colored Troops.
On the Internet
Silas Casey II


Name CATTERSON, Robert Francis
Born
March 22 1835, Marion Cty IN
Died March 30 1914, San Antonio TX
Pre-War Profession Doctor.
War Service June 1861 Sgt in 14th Indiana, Sgt., Lt., Kernstown, Capt., Lt. Col. of 97th Indiana, November 1862 Col., Memphis, Vicksburg campaign, Tullahoma, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/XV Corps in Carolinas campaign, Bentonville, May 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Post War Career Cotton speculator, commander of Negro militia which fought the Ku Klux Klan, US marshal, mayor, farmer.
Notes


Name CHAMBERLAIN, Joshua Lawrence
Born September 8 1828, Brewer ME
Died February 24 1914, Portland ME
Pre-War Profession College professor
War Service August 1862 Lt. Col. of 20th Maine, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, May 1863 Col., Gettysburg (w) - Medal of Honor, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, promoted in the field to Brig. Gen. of Volunteers by Gen. Grant in June 1864, Petersburg (w), Five Forks, accepted the formal surrender of the ANV.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 29 1865.
Post War Career Governor, college president, businessman, author.
Notes Led the critical bayonet charge on the Union left on Little Round Top
.On the Internet Chamberlain Biography
Further reading
Chamberlain, Joshua Lawrence Through blood & fire at Gettysburg : General Joshua Chamberlain and the 20th Maine Gettysburg PA, Stan Clark Military Books, 1994
Trulock, Alice Rains In the hands of Providence : Joshua L. Chamberlain and the American Civil War Chapel Hill, University of North Carolina Press, 1992
Wallace, Willard M Soul of the lion : a biography of General Joshua L. Chamberlain New York, T. Nelson, 1960


Name CHAMBERS, Alexander
Born August 23 1832, Catteraugus Cty NY
Died January 2 1888, San Antonio TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1853, frontier and garrison duty.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 18th US Infantry, recruiting duty in Iowa, March 1862 Col. of 16th Iowa, Shiloh (w), Iuka (w), commanded 3rd Bde/6th Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - revoked by the Senate in April 1864, garrison duty.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, frontier and garrison duty.
Notes



Name CHAMPLIN, Stephen Gardner
Born July 1 1827, Kingston NY
Died January 24 1864, Grand Rapids MI
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, county attorney.
War Service June 1861 Maj. in 3rd Michigan, Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w), Groveton (not quite recovered from his wound), recruiting duty in Michigan, October 1862 Col., November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Notes Died from the effects of his wounds.


Name CHAPIN, Edward Payson
Born
August 16 1831, Waterloo NY
Died May 27 1863, Port Hudson MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, militia officer.
War Service September 1861 Capt. in 44th New York, Maj., Yorktown, Lt. Col., September 1862 Col. of 116th New York, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XIX Corps at Port Hudson (k), May 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Notes Posthumously promoted.


Name CHAPMAN, George Henry
Born November 22 1832, Holland MA
Died June 16 1882, nr Indianapolis IN
Pre-War Profession Midshipman, resigned 1850, newspaper publisher, lawyer, assistant clerk in US House of Representatives.
War Service October 1861 resigned from Congress, Maj. of 3rd Indiana Cavalry, Lt. Col., Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, March 1863 Col., Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Cavalry Divn in the Petersburg campaign, July 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/Cavalry Corps in the Shenandoah Valley.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Judge, politician.
Notes His regiment at Gettysburg was the first to face the advancing Confederates on the Cashtown road.


Name CHETLAIN, Augustus Louis
Born December 26 1824, St Louis MO
Died March 15 1914, Chicago IL
Pre-War Profession Clerk, businessman.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 12th Illinois, Lt. Col., Forts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh, April 1862 Col., Iuka, Corinth, December 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, recruited Black troops in Tennessee and Kentucky, commanded at Memphis.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. June 18 1865.
Post War Career Collector of internal revenue, US consul in Brussels, banker, philanthropist, author.
Notes



Name CHRYSLER, Morgan Henry
Born September 30 1822, Columbia Cty NY
Died August 24 1890, Kinderhook NY
Pre-War Profession Farmer
War Service 1861 Pvt., Capt. in 30th New York, Maj., Second Bull Run, Antietam, Chancellorsville, Lt. Col., December 1863 Col. of 2nd New York Veteran Cavalry, Washington defenses, commanded 4th Bde/Cavalry Divn/XIII Corps in Red River campaign, Mobile, November 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. January 23 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Farmer
Notes An excellent citizen soldier.


Name CLARK, William Thomas
Born June 29 1831, Norwalk CT
Died October 12 1905, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service 1861 recruited 13th Iowa - Lt., Capt., staff duties, Lt. Col., battle of Atlanta (McPherson's adjutant), commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/XV Corps in Carolinas campaign, May 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. July 22 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. November 24 1865.
Post War Career Banker, US congressman.
Notes Expelled from Congress following a corrupt election.


Name CLAY, Cassius Marcellus
Born
October 19 1810, Madison Cty KY
Died July 22 1903, Madison Cty KY
Pre-War Profession Newspaper proprietor, Mexican war, politician, minister to Russia.
War Service Returned to US, April 1862 appointed Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, performed little duty, resigned March 1863.
Post War Career Minister to Russia, politician.
Notes
Further reading
Richardson, H. Edward Cassius Marcellus Clay : firebrand of freedom Lexington, University Press of Kentucky, 1976



Name CLAYTON, Powell
Born August 7 1833, Delaware Cty PA
Died August 25 1914, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Civil engineer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 1st Kansas, Wilson's Creek, served in Missouri and Arkansas, Lt. Col. of 5th Kansas Cavalry, March 1862 Col., Pine Bluff, August 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Post War Career Carpetbag governor of Arkansas, US senator, hotelier, US ambassador to Mexico.
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Name CLUSERET, Gustave Paul
Born June 13 1823, Suresnes, France
Died August 22 1900, Hyeres, France
Pre-War Profession French army officer, Crimean war.
War Service March 1862 Col. and aide to McClellan, commanded a brigade at Cross Keys, October 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in the Shenandoah, resigned March 1863.
Post War Career Newspaper editor, deeply involved in French politics.
Notes


Name COCHRANE, John
Born August 27 1813, Palatine NY
Died February 7 1898, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Us congressman.
War Service June 1861 recruited 65th New York - Col., Seven Pines, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/VI Corps at Fredericksburg, resigned February 1863 (for health reasons).
Post War Career Attorney general of New York, politician.
Notes His resignation may have been politically related.


Name CONNOR, Patrick Edward
Born March 17 1820, Cty Kerry, Ireland
Died December 17 1891, Salt Lake City UT
Pre-War Profession Enlisted in US Army 1839, Seminole war, garrison duty, discharged at end of enlistment, Mexican war, miner.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 3rd California, commanded Dist. of Utah, guarded mail route, fought Indians, March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service on the frontier, mustered out 1866, newspaper owner, mining promoter.
Notes


Name CONNOR, Selden
Born
January 25 1839, Fairfield ME
Died July 9 1917, Augusta ME
Pre-War Profession Student.
War Service May 1861 Pvt. in 1st Vermont, Big Bethel, Lt. Col. of 7th Maine, Peninsula campaign, Antietam, Fredericksburg (w), Gettysburg, Col. of 19th Maine, Wilderness (w), incapacitated, June 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, administrative duties.
Post War Career
Internal revenue official, governor, pension agent.
Notes


Name COOK, John
Born
June 12 1825, Belleville IL
Died October 13 1910, Ransom MI
Pre-War Profession Businessman, realtor, mayor, sheriff, state quartermaster general.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 7th Illinois, Fort Donelson, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in the Northwest, commanded Dist. of Illinois.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 24 1865.
Post War Career Politician, Indian agent.
Notes


Name COOKE, Philip St George
Born June 13 1809, Leesburg VA
Died March 20 1895, Detroit MI
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1827, frontier duty, Black Hawk War, Mexican war, explorer, observer in the Crimean War.
War Service November 1861 Brig. Gen. in Regular Army, served in Washington defenses, commanded a cavalry division in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, court martial duty, commanded Dist. of Baton Rouge, recruiting duty.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, author.
Notes Father of Confederate Gen. J R Cooke and father-in-law of Jeb Stuart.


Name COOPER, James
Born
May 8 1810, Frederick Cty MD
Died March 28 1863, Camp Chase OH
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman, politician, US senator.
War Service May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, recruiting Marylanders, commanded 1st Bde/Sigel's Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded a prisoner of war camp, commanded a camp of instruction.
Notes


Name COOPER, Joseph Alexander
Born November 25 1823, Whitley Cty KY
Died May 20 1910, Stafford KS
Pre-War Profession Farmer, Mexican war
War Service 1861 Capt. of 1st Tennessee, Mill Springs, March 1862 Col. of 6th Tennessee, Cumberland Gap, Stone's River, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XXIII Corps, Franklin, Nashville.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Internal revenue collector, farmer.
Notes


Name COPELAND, Joseph Tarr
Born
May 6 1813, Newcastle ME
Died May 6 1893, Orange Park FL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge.
War Service August 1861 Lt. Col. in 1st Michigan Cavalry, Shenandoah Valley campaign, August 1862 Col. of 5th Michigan Cavalry, 2nd Bull Run, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Michigan cavalry brigade in Washington defenses, commanded draft depots, commanded a military prison.
Post War Career Hotelier.
Notes


Name CORCORAN, Michael
Born September 21 1827, Cty Donegal, Ireland
Died December 22 1863, nr Fairfax Court House VA
Pre-War Profession Irish policeman, emigrated to US 1849, Col. of NY militia.
War Service 1861 Col. of 69th New York Militia, First Bull Run (w,c), exchanged August 1862, July 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division in Suffolk campaign, Washington defenses.
Notes Died after his horse fell on him.


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Name CORSE, John Murray
Born
April 27 1835, Pittsburgh PA
Died April 27 1893, Winchester MA
Pre-War Profession Attended West Point 1853-55, lawyer, politician.
War Service July 1861 Maj. in 6th Iowa, served on Pope's staff, Lt. Col. , March 1863 Col., Corinth, Vicksburg campaign, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/4th Divn/XV Corps at Chattanooga (w), Sherman's inspector general in Atlanta campaign, Allatoona Pass (w), commanded 4th Divn/XV Corps in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. October 5 1864.
Post War Career Internal revenue collector, railroad builder, politician, postmaster.
Notes


Name COUCH, Darius Nash
Born July 23 1822, Putnam Cty NY
Died February 12 1897, Norwalk CT
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican war, Seminole war, naturalist, manufacturer.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 7th Massachusetts, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/IV Corps in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Antietam, commanded II Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, applied for relief of duty, commanded Pennsylvania militia in Gettysburg campaign, commanded 2nd Divn/XXIII Corps at Nashville, Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career Politician.
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Name COWDIN, Robert
Born September 18 1805, Jamaica VT
Died July 9 1874, Boston MA
Pre-War Profession Lumber businessman, militia officer.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 1st Massachusetts, Blackburn's Ford, First Bull Run, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Washington defenses, Senate did not confirm promotion, March 1863 relieved of duty.
Post War Career Politician.
Notes


Name COX, Jacob Dolson
Born October 27 1828, Montreal, Canada
Died August 4 1900, nr Gloucester MA
Pre-War Profession Bank clerk, lawyer, politician.
War Service April 1861 Brig. Gen. of Ohio state troops, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Western Virginia, commanded Kanawha Divn/IX Corps at South Mountain, Antietam, October 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers - expired as there was an excess of generals, commanded Dist of Ohio, commanded 3rd Divn/XXIII Corps in Atlanta campaign, Franklin, Nashville, December 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Kinston.
Post War Career Governor, Secretary of the Interior, lawyer, educator, author.
Notes On the Internet Jacob Cox biography


Name CRAIG, James
Born
February 28 1817, Washington Cty PA
Died October 21 1888, St Joseph MO
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican war, politician, US congressman.
War Service March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist of Nebraska, May 1863 resigned commission, May 1864 Brig. Gen. in Missouri state militia.
Post War Career Railroad president, city comptroller.
Notes


Name CRAWFORD, Samuel Wylie
Born
November 8 1829, Franklin Cty PA
Died November 3 1892, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession 1851 appointed assistant surgeon in US army, frontier duty.
War Service April 1861 commanded a battery at Fort Sumter, Maj. in 13th US Infantry, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/II Corps at Cedar Mountain, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XII Corps at Antietam (w), commanded Pennsylvania Reserve Corps in Washington defenses, they became the 3rd Divn/V Corps at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Five Forks.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 1 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1873.
Notes


Name CRITTENDEN, Thomas Leonidas
Born May 15 1819, Russellville KY
Died October 23 1893, Staten Is. NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican war, US consul in Liverpool.
War Service September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the 5th Divn/Army of the Ohio at Shiloh, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Stone's River, Tullahoma, commanded XXI Corps at Chickamauga, criticized by Rosecrans for poor performance but acquitted, resigned December 1864.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career State treasurer of Kentucky, 1867 appointed to Regular Army, retired 1881.
Notes Brother of Confederate Gen. G B Crittenden.


Name CRITTENDEN, Thomas Turpin
Born
October 16 1825, Huntsville AL
Died September 5 1905, East Gloucester MA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican war.
War Service April 1861 Capt. of 6th Indiana, Col., served in Western Virginia, Shiloh, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, captured by Forrest at Stone's River in July 1862, released October 1862, resigned May 1863.
Post War Career Real estate developer.
Notes Cousin of Gen T L Crittenden.


Name CROCKER, Marcellus Monroe
Born February 6 1830, Franklin IN
Died August 26 1865, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Attended West Point 1847-49, lawyer.
War Service May 1961 Capt. in 2nd Iowa, Maj. , Lt. Col., December 1861 Col. in 13th Iowa, guarded railroads, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn at Shiloh, advance on Corinth, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 7th Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, raided in Louisiana, June 1864 offered to resign because of illness - not accepted, commanded 4th Divn/XVII Corps in Atlanta campaign, served in New Mexico, served in Washington, died of tuberculosis.
Notes
Highly regarded by Grant.


Name CROOK, George
Born
September 8 1828, nr Dayton OH
Died March 21 1890, Chicago IL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, duty in Pacific Northwest.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 36th Ohio, served in Western Virginia, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded an Ohio brigade at South Mountain, Antietam, commanded 2nd Cavalry Divn in Army of the Cumberland in Chickamauga campaign, Cloyd's Mountain, commanded Dept of Western Virginia, commanded a corps in Shenandoah Valley campaign, October 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, captured in Cumberland MD, exchanged March 1865, commanded a division of cavalry in Army of the Potomac in Appomattox campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. July 18 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service as Indian fighter, commanded the Division of the Missouri.
Notes
On the Internet General George Crook, Federal Army
Further reading
Crook, George General George Crook : his autobiography Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1986


Name CROXTON, John Thomas
Born
November 20 1836, Bourbon Cty KY
Died April 16 1874, Bolivia
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service October 1861 Lt. Col. of 4th Kentucky Mounted Infantry, Mill Springs, May 1862 Col., Perryville, Tullahoma, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/Cavalry Corps at Chickamauga (w), commanded a cavalry brigade in Atlanta campaign, July 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Nashville, commanded Dist. of Southwest Georgia.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 27 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, US minister to Bolivia.
Notes
Further reading
Miller, Rex Croxton's raid Fort Collins CO, Old Army Press, 1979.


Name CRUFT, Charles
Born January 12 1826, Terre Haute IN
Died March 23 1883, Terre Haute IN
Pre-War Profession Teacher, bank clerk, lawyer, railroad president.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 31st Indiana, commanded a brigade at Fort Donelson, Shiloh (w), advance on Corinth, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Richmond KY, Perryville, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XXI Corps at Chickamauga, commanded 1st Divn/IV Corps at Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, commanded a "provisional division" at Nashville.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 5 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes


Name CULLUM, George Washington
Born February 25 1809, New York NY
Died February 28 1892, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1833, harbor defense construction, instructor at West Point.
War Service April 1861 Lt. Col. and aide to Gen. Scott, November 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers and chief of staff to Halleck, Corinth, September 1864 superintendent of West Point.
Brevet Promotions
Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Scientific and philanthropic work, historian and author, especially of later editions of Biographical Register of the Officers and Graduates of the United States Military Academy.
Notes Married the widow of General Halleck.



Name CURTIS, Newton Martin
Born May 21 1835, De Peyster NY
Died January 8 1910, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Teacher, postmaster, farmer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 16th New York, Peninsula campaign (w), departmental duty, January 1863 Col. of 142nd New York, Cold Harbor, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/X Corps at Petersburg, commanded 1st Bde/Ames' Divn/Terry's Corps in the first attack on Fort Fisher, took part in second attack (w) -Medal of Honor, January 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. October 28 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Collector of customs, politician, US congressman, author.
Notes


Name CURTIS, Samuel Ryan
Born
February 3 1805, Clinton Cty NY
Died December 26 1866, Council Bluffs IA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1831, garrison duty, resigned 1832, civil engineer, Mexican war, lawyer, mayor, US congressman.
War Service 1861 Col. of 2nd Iowa, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the federal forces at Pea Ridge, March 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dept. of the Missouri, removed by Lincoln after an altercation with Governor Gamble, commanded Depts of Kansas and the Northwest.
Post War Career Peace commissioner to the Indians, railroad commissioner.
Notes


Name CUSTER, George Armstrong "Autie", "Fanny", "Curly"
Born December 5 1839, Harrison Cty OH
Died June 25 1876, Little Big Horn MT
Pre-War Profession Teacher, graduated West Point 1861
War Service 1861 Lt., carried dispatches at First Bull Run, served on staffs of McClellan and Pleasonton, distinguished himself at Aldie, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers in command of 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/Cavalry Corps, Gettysburg, Yellow Tavern, commanded 3rd Cavalry Divn in the Shenandoah Valley campaign, Fisher's Hill, Five Forks, cut off the ANV's last escape route at Appomattox, April 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. October 19 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service as an Indian fighter, publicist.
Notes
On the Internet George Armstrong Custer
Further reading
Frost, Lawrence A Boy general in bronze: Custer, Michigan's hero on horseback Glendale CA, A.H. Clark Co., 1985
Urwin, Gregory J W Custer Victorious: the Civil War Battles of General George Armstrong Custer Rutherford, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1983


Name CUTLER, Lysander "The Gray Wolf", "Woodchuck"
Born February 16 1807, Worcester Cty MA
Died July 30 1866, Milwaukee WI
Pre-War Profession Surveyor, teacher, businessman, senator, militia colonel.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 6th Wisconsin, Second Bull Run (w), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Fredericksburg, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/I Corps at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, commanded 1st Bde/4th Divn/V Corps at Wilderness, commanded the division after Wadsworth died, relieved at his own request for health reasons, draft duty, resigned June 1865.
Brevet Promotions
Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 19 1864.
Post War Career
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Name DANA, Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh
Born April 15 1822, Eastport ME
Died July 15 1905, Portsmouth NH
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican war, resigned 1855, banker, militia officer.
War Service October 1861 Col. of 1st Minnesota, Ball's Bluff, February 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps in Peninsula campaign, Antietam (w), November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded defences at Philadelphia, served on Texas Gulf, commanded districts on the Mississippi River, commanded Dept of the Mississippi.
Post War Career Businessman, railroad executive, deputy commissioner of pensions.
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Name DAVIDSON, John Wynn
Born
August 18 1824, Fairfax Cty VA
Died June 26 1881, St Paul MN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, frontier duty, Mexican war, fought Indians.
War Service August 1861 Capt. in 1st US Cavalry, Maj. in 2nd US Cavalry, served in Washington defences, February 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps in Peninsula campaign, commanded the Dist. of St Louis, commanded armies in Missouri and Arkansas, chief of cavalry in Dept. of West Mississippi.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in inspector general's department, professor of military science.
Notes Died following injuries when a horse fell on him.



Name DAVIES, Henry Eugene
Born
July 2 1836, New York NY
Died September 7 1894, Middleboro MA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 5th New York, Big Bethel, Maj. in 2nd New York Cavalry, Peninsula campaign, Second Bull Run campaign, Lt. Col., Beverly Ford, June 1863 Col., Aldie, September 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, raids in Richmond, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Hatcher's Run (w), Appomattox campaign, May 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. October 1 1864.
Post War Career Lawyer, public administrator, assistant district attorney, author.
Notes


Name DAVIES, Thomas Alfred
Born December 3 1809, St Lawrence Cty NY
Died August 19 1899, St Lawrence Cty NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1829, frontier duty, resigned 1831, civil engineer, merchant.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 16th New York, First Bull Run, defenses of Washington, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in the siege of Corinth and the battle there later that year, commanded districts in Kentucky, Missouri and Kansas.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. July 11 1865.
Post War Career Writer on various topics.
Notes


Name DAVIS, Edmond Jackson
Born October 2 1827, St Augustine FL
Died February 7 1883, Austin TX
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, district attorney, judge.
War Service October 1862 recruited 1st Texas Cavalry - Col., November 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Louisiana.
Post War Career Politician, governor, lawyer.
Notes


Name DAVIS, Jefferson Columbus
Born March 2 1828, Clary Cty IN
Died November 30 1879, Chicago IL
Pre-War Profession Mexican war, 1848 commissioned into US Army, artillery service.
War Service 1861 as 1st Lt. present at bombardment of Fort Sumter, August 1861 Col. of 22nd Indiana, Wilson's Creek, December 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn at Pea Ridge, commanded 4th Divn at Corinth, commanded division at Stone's River, Chickamauga, Atlanta campaign, commanded XIV Corps in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 8 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, fought Indians.
Notes Killed Gen. William Nelson in a quarrel in 1862.


Name DEITZLER, George Washington
Born
November 30 1826, Pine Grove PA
Died April 11 1884, Tucson AZ
Pre-War Profession Farmer, realtor, politician, mayor of Lawrence KS
War Service June 1861 organized 1st Kansas Volunteer Infantry - Col., Wilson's Creek (w), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/6th Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, commanded as Maj. Gen. of Kansas militia in opposing Sterling Price's Missouri Expedition.
Post War Career Railroad promoter.
Notes


Name DELAFIELD, Richard
Born
September 1 1798, New York NY
Died November 5 1873, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1818 (1st in class), engineer duty, superintendent of West Point.
War Service 1861 commanded defenses in New York harbor, April 1864 Brig. Gen. in Regular Army and chief of engineers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Retired 1866, served on boards and commissions.
Notes


Name DENNIS, Elias Smith
Born
December 4 1812, Newburgh NY
Died December 17 1894, Carlyle IL
Pre-War Profession Mill owner, politician, US marshal.
War Service August 1861 Lt. Col. of 30th Illinois, Fort Donelson, May 1862 Col., November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Mobile campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 13 1865.
Post War Career Sheriff, plantation owner.
Notes


Name DENT, Frederick Tracy
Born December 17 1820, nr St Louis MO
Died December 23 1892, Denver CO
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, frontier duty, Mexican war.
War Service 1861 Capt. stationed in San Francisco, March 1863 Maj. in 4th US Infantry, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, civil-military administration in New York, March 1864 Lt. Col. on Grant's staff, military governor of Richmond, April 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Military secretary to President Grant, army service.
Notes
Brother-in-law of U. S. Grant.



Name DENVER, James William
Born May 28 1817, nr Winchester VA
Died August 9 1892, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Surveyor, teacher, lawyer, newspaper editor, Mexican war, gold miner, politician, US congressman, governor of Kansas Territory and the territory which now includes Colorado.
War Service August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/5th Divn in advance on Corinth, garrison duty, resigned March 1863.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes
Further reading
Barns, George C Denver, the man; the life, letters and public papers of the lawyer, soldier and statesman Wilmington OH, 1949
Cook, Edward Magruder (ed.) Justified by honor : highlights in the life of General James William Denver Falls Church VA, Higher Education Publications, 1988


Name DE RUSSY, Gustavus Adolphus
Born November 3 1818, Brooklyn NY
Died May 29 1891, Detroit MI
Pre-War Profession Attended West Point 1835-38 ("permitted to resign"), 1847 commissioned into the US Army, Mexican war.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 4th US Artillery, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, March 1863 Col. of 4th New York Artillery, May 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Washington defenses.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the artillery, garrison duty, retired 1882.
Notes


Name DE TROBRIAND, Philippe RÈgis DÈnis de Keredern
Born June 4 1816, nr Tours, France
Died July 15 1897, Bayport NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, poet, editor, author.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 55th New York, Peninsula campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/III Corps at Gettysburg, January 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/II Corps at Petersburg, commanded 3rd Divn/II Corps at Appomattox.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 9 1865, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Army service, author, military commander in Louisiana.
Notes
Further reading
Post, Marie Caroline The life and memoirs of Comte Regis de Trobriand, major-general in the army of the United States New York, Dutton, 1910.




Name DEVENS, Charles Jr
Born April 4 1820, Charlestown MA
Died January 7 1891, Boston MA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US marshal, general in state militia.
War Service 1861 Maj. in 3rd Bn of Massachusetts Rifles, July 1861 Col. of 15th Massachusetts, Ball's Bluff (w), April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/IV Corps at Seven Pines (w), commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/VI Corps at Fredericksburg, commanded 1st Divn/XI Corps at Chancellorsville (w), commanded 3rd Divn/XVIII Corps at Cold Harbor, commanded 3rd Divn/XXIV Corps at Petersburg.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 3 1865.
Post War Career Judge, US attorney general.
Notes


Name DEVIN, Thomas Casimer
Born
December 10 1822, New York NY
Died April 4 1878, New York NY
Pre-War Profession House painter, militia officer.
War Service July 1861 Capt. in 1st New York Cavalry, November 1861 Col. of 6th New York Cavalry, Antietam campaign, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/Cavalry Corps at Chancellorsville, Beverly Ford, Gettysburg, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Front Royal (w), Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, October 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn of the Cavalry Corps in Appomattox campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. August 15 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Army service in the cavalry.
Notes Known as "Buford's Hard Hitter"
On the Internet
Biography of Thomas C. Devin


Name DEWEY, Joel Allen
Born September 20 1840, Georgia VT
Died June 17 1873, Knoxville TN
Pre-War Profession Student.
War Service October 1861 2nd Lt. in 58th Ohio, Capt. in 43rd Ohio, New Madrid, Iuka, Corinth, garrison duty in Tennessee, Lt. Col. of 111th Colored Infantry, railroad guard duty, February 1864 Col., November 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Post War Career Lawyer, district attorney general.
Notes



Name DIX, John Adams
Born
July 24 1798, Boscawen NH
Died April 21 1879, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Commissioned in War of 1812, resigned 1828, lawyer, politician, US senator, railroad president, postmaster.
War Service May 1861 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, department and garrison duties, suppressed the New York draft riots of 1863.
Post War Career Minister to France, state governor.
Notes Outranked all volunteer officers, as he was first on the list on May 16 1861.


Name DODGE, Charles Cleveland
Born September 16 1841, Plainfield NJ
Died November 4 1910, New York NY
Pre-War Profession
War Service December 1861 Capt. in 7th New York Cavalry, August 1862 Col., served in the Suffolk area, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, did not have the confidence of his superiors, resigned June 1863, served as a volunteer to quell the New York draft riots.
Post War Career Businessman.
Notes


Name DODGE, Grenville Mellen
Born April 12 1831, Danvers MA
Died January 3 1916, Council Bluffs IA
Pre-War Profession Railroad engineer, surveyor, militia officer.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 4th Iowa, commanded a brigade in the Army of Southwest Missouri, Pea Ridge (w), March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist. of the Mississippi, June 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded XVI Corps in Atlanta campaign (w), commanded Depts of Missouri and Kansas.
Post War Career Railroad engineer, US congressman, author.
Notes
Further reading
Granger, J T A brief biographical sketch of the life of Major-General Grenville M. Dodge New York, Arno Press, 1981
Perkins, J R Trails, rails, and war : the life of General G. M. Dodge New York, Arno Press, 1981


Name DOOLITTLE, Charles Camp
Born March 16 1832, Burlington VT
Died February 20 1903, Toledo OH
Pre-War Profession Store clerk.
War Service June 1861 Lt. in 4th Michigan, Capt., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, August 1862 Col. of 18th Michigan, served in Kentucky, provost guard duty in Nashville, opposed Hood at Decatur AL, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/XXIII Corps, January 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. June 13 1865.
Post War Career Bank employee.
Notes


Name DOUBLEDAY, Abner
Born June 26 1819, Ballston Spa NY
Died January 26 1893, Mendham NJ
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842, Mexican war, Seminole wars.
War Service 1861 Capt. at Fort Sumter, Maj. in 17th US Infantry, February 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/III Corps at Second Bull Run, commanded 1st Divn/I Corps at Antietam, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Fredericksburg, commanded I Corps at Gettysburg after Reynolds fell, held no further active command.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, author.
Notes Is incorrectly credited with originating the game of baseball.
Further reading
Doubleday, Abner Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 Spartanburg, SC, Reprint Co., 1976
Doubleday, Abner Chancellorsville and Gettysburg New York, Da Capo Press, 1994.


Name DOW, Neal
Born
March 20 1804, Portland ME
Died October 2 1897, Portland ME
Pre-War Profession Businessman, prohibitionist, mayor.
War Service November 1861 Col. of 13th Maine, New Orleans, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded forts below New Orleans, commanded Dist of Florida, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XIX Corps at Port Hudson (w,c), exchanged for Rooney Lee March 1864, resigned because of poor health November 1864. Post War Career Prohibitionist.
Notes Presidential candidate in 1880.

Name DUFFIŠ, Alfred Napoleon Alexander "Nattie"
Born May 1 1835, Paris, France
Died November 8 1880, Cadiz, Spain
Pre-War Profession Officer in French army, Crimean war, traveled to US 1859, resigned French army commission 1861. War Service August 1861 Capt. in 2nd New York Cavalry, Maj., July 1862 Col. of 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, Second Bull Run, Kelly's Ford, Chancellorsville campaign, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in West Virginia, relieved October 1864, captured near Bunker Hill VA, paroled February 1865, served in the Division of the Missouri.
Post War Career US consul in Cadiz.
Notes
Further reading
Reed, T J A profile of Brig. General Alfred N.A. Duffie Manhattan KS, MA/AH Pub., 1982


Name DUMONT, Ebenezer
Born November 23 1814, Switzerland Cty IN
Died April 16 1871, Indianapolis IN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Mexican war.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 7th Indiana, Laurel Hill, Rich Mountain, Corrick's Ford, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Cheat Mountain, commanded 17 Bde in the Army of the Ohio, commanded 12th Divn in opposing Bragg's Kentucky invasion, resigned February 1863 to take his seat in Congress.
Post War Career US congressman.
Notes


Name DURYŠE, Abram
Born April 29 1815, New York NY
Died September 27 1890, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Importer, militia colonel.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 5th New York, Big Bethel, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, instruction duty, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/III Corps at Second Bull Run (w), commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/I Corps at South Mountain, Antietam (w), resigned January 1863 because he had been passed over.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Police commissioner, dockmaster.
Notes


Name DUVAL, Isaac Hardin
Born September 1 1824, Wellsburg WV
Died July 10 1902, Wellsburg WV
Pre-War Profession Trader, hunter and trapper, wagon train guide, merchant.
War Service June 1861 Maj. in 1st (West) Virginia, served in West Virginia, Col. of 9th West Virginia, served in West Virginia, Cloyd's Mountain, Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley campaign, September 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Politician, US congressman, internal revenue collector.
Notes


Name DWIGHT, William
Born July 14 1831, Springfield MA
Died April 21 1888, Boston MA
Pre-War Profession Entered West Point in 1849 but dismissed for academic reasons, manufacturer.
War Service June 1861 Lt. Col. of 70th New York, July 1861 Col., Williamsburg (w,c), exchanged, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/4th Divn/XIX Corps at Port Hudson, Red River campaign, commanded 1st Divn/XIX Corps in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, arrested for defamatory statements but no action taken.
Post War Career Railroad businessman.
Notes


Name DYER, Alexander Brydie
Born January 10 1815, Richmond VA
Died May 20 1874, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Mexican war, ordnance service.
War Service August 1861 Capt. and superintendent of the Springfield Armory, September 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. in Regular Army and chief of ordnance.
Brevet Promotions
Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in charge of the Springfield Armory.
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Name EATON, Amos Beebe
Born May 12 1806, Catskill NY
Died February 21 1877, New Haven CT
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1826, garrison duty, Florida war, commissary duty, Mexican war.
War Service May 1861 Maj. in commissary duty, June 1864 promoted Brig. Gen. in Regular Army and commissary general.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1874.
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Name EDWARDS, John
Born October 24 1815, Louisville KY
Died April 8 1894, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service may 1861 Lt. Col. on staff of Iowa governor Kirkwood, August 1861 Col. of 18th Iowa, garrison duty, Camden expedition, September 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade and then division in Fort Smith AR.
Post War Career Internal revenue assessor, lawyer, US congressman (briefly).
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Name EDWARDS, Oliver
Born January 30 1835, Springfield MA
Died April 28 1904, Warsaw IL
Pre-War Profession Businessman.
War Service June 1861 1st Lt. in 10th Massachusetts, aide to Gen. Couch in Peninsula campaign, September 1862 Col. of 37th Massachusetts, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, commanded 4th Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps at Spotsylvania, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/VI Corps in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Winchester, Petersburg, Sayler's Creek, May 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. October 19 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 5 1865.
Post War Career Postmaster, mayor, manufacturer.
Notes


Name EGAN, Thomas Wilberforce
Born June 14 1834, Watervliet NY
Died February 24 1887, New York NY
Pre-War Profession
War Service 1861 enlisted in 40th New York, July 1861 Lt. Col., Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, June 1862 Col., commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/III Corps at Chancellorsville, commanded the 40th at Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/II Corps at Cold Harbor, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps in Petersburg campaign (w), September 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Provisional Divn in the Army of the Shenandoah.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. October 27 1864.
Post War Career Customs official.
Notes


Name ELLET, Alfred Washington
Born
October 11 1820, Penn's Manor PA
Died January 9 1895, El Dorado KS
Pre-War Profession Civil engineer.
War Service August 1861 Capt. in 59th Illinois, Lt. Col. and aide to his brother Charles, Memphis, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Marine Brigade, Vicksburg campaign, burned Austin MS, resigned commission December 1864.
Post War Career Civil engineer, businessman, banker.
Notes


Name ELLIOT, Washington Lafayette
Born March 31 1825, Carlisle PA
Died June 29 1888, San Francisco CA
Pre-War Profession Attended West Point 1841-44, left to study medicine, 1846 commissioned into US Army, Mexican war, frontier duty.
War Service August 1861 Capt. in 3rd US Cavalry, Wilson's Creek, September 1861 Col. of 2nd Iowa Cavalry, New Madrid, Island No 10, siege of Corinth, June 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, chief of cavalry at Second Bull Run (w), commanded cavalry division of the Army of the Cumberland, Atlanta campaign, commanded 2nd Divn/IV Corps at Nashville, commanded Dist. of Kansas.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the cavalry, retired 1879, banker.
Notes


Name EMORY, William Hemsley
Born September 7 1811, Queen Anne's Cty MD
Died December 1 1887, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1831, artillery service, resigned 1836, 1838 re-commissioned into US Army, topographical engineer duty, Mexican war, surveying.
War Service January 1861 Lt. Col. in 1st US Cavalry, withdrew his troops from Indian Territory to Fort Leavenworth, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade of cavalry in Peninsula campaign, commanded the XIX Corps in Red River campaign, Mansfield, Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded Dept. of West Virginia, September 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. July 23 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service as commander of several Departments, retired 1876.
Notes


Name ESTEY (ESTE), George Peabody
Born April 24 1829, Nashua NH
Died February 6 1881, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service April 1861 Lt. Col. of 14th Ohio, Philippi, Laurel Hill, Corrick's Ford, Mill Springs, November 1862 Col., Tullahoma campaign, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/XIV Corps in Atlanta campaign, Jonesboro (w), March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, June 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. December 9 1864.
Post War Career Lawyer.
Notes He appears as Este in army records.


Name EUSTIS, Henry Lawrence
Born
February 1 1819, Boston MA
Died January 11 1885, Cambridge MA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1842 (1st in class), engineer duty, assistant professor at West Point, resigned 1849, professor of engineering at Harvard.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 10th Massachusetts, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/VI Corps at Gettysburg, commanded 4th Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps at Wilderness, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/VI Corps at Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, September 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, resigned June 1864.
Post War Career Professor of engineering at Harvard
Notes Probably resigned because of ill health.


Name EWING, Charles
Born March 6 1835, Lancaster Ohio
Died June 20 1883, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 13th US Infantry, Vicksburg campaign (w), Lt. Col. on Sherman's staff, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, March 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Post War Career Army service, resigned 1867, lawyer.
Notes Brother of Hugh and Thomas Ewing Jr.



Name EWING, Hugh Boyle
Born October 31 1826, Lancaster OH
Died June 30 1905, Lancaster OH
Pre-War Profession Attended West Point 1844-48, resigned before graduation, gold prospector, lawyer.
War Service May 1861 appointed brigade inspector of Ohio state volunteers, served in Western Virginia, August 1861 Col. of 30th Ohio, South Mountain, Antietam, Vicksburg campaign, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 4th Divn/XV Corps at Chattanooga, commanded at Louisville KY, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US minister to Holland, lawyer, author.
Notes


Name EWING, Thomas Jr
Born
August 7 1829, Lancaster OH
Died January 21 1896, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Private secretary to President Taylor, lawyer, judge.
War Service September 1862 recruited 11th Kansas Cavalry - Col., Cane Hill, Prairie Grove, March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist. of the Border, fought Sterling Price in his Missouri raid, Pilot Knob, resigned February 1865.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, US congressman.
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Maybe we can start something like this for armies, corps, divisions, etc. It would be quite the undertaking, but it would be very beneficial to all of us.
 

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Name FAIRCHILD, Lucius
Born
December 27 1831, Portage Cty OH
Died May 23 1896, Madison WI
Pre-War Profession Court clerk.
War Service April 1861 Pvt. in 1st Wisconsin, Capt., Falling Waters, Lt. Col. of 2nd Wisconsin, Second Bull Run, September 1862 Col., South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w,c), October 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, resigned November 1863.
Post War Career
Governor of Wisconsin, consular and diplomatic posts.
Notes
Further reading
Ross, Sam The empty sleeve : a biography of Lucius Fairchild Madison, State Historical Society of Wisconsin for the Wisconsin Civil War Centennial Commission, 1964




Name FARNSWORTH, Elon John
Born July 30 1837, Green Oak MI
Died July 3 1863, Gettysburg PA
Pre-War Profession Forage master in Utah expedition.
War Service 1861 enlisted in 8th Illinois Cavalry, 1st Lt., Capt., staff of Gen. Pleasonton, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/Cavalry Corps in Gettysburg campaign, Gettysburg (k).
Notes His promotion to general was probably a political favor. He died in a suicidal charge after being goaded by Gen. Kilpatrick.
On the Internet The Unsung Hero Of Gettysburg Brig. Gen. Elon J. Farnsworth


Name FARNSWORTH, John Franklin
Born
March 27 1820, Compton Cty, Quebec, Canada
Died July 14 1897, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman.
War Service September 1861 recruited 8th Illinois Cavalry - Col., Peninsula campaign, Maryland campaign, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/Pleasonton's Cavalry at Fredericksburg, resigned commission March 1863 as he had been elected to Congress.
Post War Career
US congressman, lawyer.
Notes Uncle of Elon Farnsworth.


Name FERRERO, Edward
Born January 18 1831, Granada, Spain
Died December 11 1899, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Dance teacher, Lt. Col. in state militia.
War Service October 1861 Col. of 51st New York, served in North Carolina expedition, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/IX Corps at Second Bull Run, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - appointment expired, Antietam, Fredericksburg, reappointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers May 1863, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/IX Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Knoxville, commanded 4th Divn (later 3rd Divn)/IX Corps at Petersburg, the Crater.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. December 2 1864.
Post War Career Dance teacher, ballroom operator.
Notes Was judged to be culpable for the Crater fiasco with Gen. Ledlie.



Name FERRY, Orris Sanford
Born August 15 1823, Bethel CT
Died November 21 1875, Norwalk CT
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, state attorney, politician, US congressman.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 5th Connecticut, Shenandoah Valley campaign, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Peninsula campaign, commanded in South Carolina, commanded 3rd Divn/X Corps in the Army of the James at Bermuda Hundred, Petersburg.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. May 23 1865.
Post War Career US senator.
Notes


Name FESSENDEN, Francis
Born March 18 1839, Portland ME
Died January 2 1906, Portland ME
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 19th US Infantry, Shiloh (w), September 1862 Col. of 25th Maine, defences of Washington, Col. of 30th Maine, Red River campaign, Pleasant Hill, Monett's Ferry (w), May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, administrative duties, November 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1866, lawyer, mayor.
Notes Brother of James D Fessenden.



Name FESSENDEN, James Deering
Born September 28 1833, Westbrook ME
Died November 18 1882, Portland ME
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service November 1861 recruited a company which joined the 2nd US Sharpshooters, served on Gen. Hunter's staff, Charleston, served on Gen. Hooker's staff, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, August 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/XIX Corps at Cedar Creek, garrison duty.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician.
Notes


Name FISK, Clinton Bowen
Born December 8 1828, York NY
Died July 9 1890, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Businessman, insurance agent.
War Service 1861 served in Missouri home guards, Camp Jackson, September 1862 Col. of 33rd Missouri, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Districts in Missouri, opposed raids by Sterling Price, Marmaduke and Shelby.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Assistant commissioner of Freedmen's Bureau, educator, served on Board of Indian Commissioners, politician, banker.
Notes
Further reading
Hopkins, Alphonso Alva The life: Clinton Bowen Fisk, with a brief sketch of John A. Brooks New York, Negro Universities Press, 1969



Name FORCE, Manning Ferguson
Born
December 17 1824, District of Columbia
Died May 8 1899, Cincinnati OH
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service August 1861 Maj. of 20th Ohio, Lt. Col., Fort Donelson, Shiloh, May 1862 Col., Vicksburg campaign, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XVII Corps in Atlanta campaign (w) – Medal of Honor, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Judge, superintendent of the Ohio Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, writer.
Notes


Name FORSYTH, James William
Born August 8 1835, Maumee OH
Died October 24 1906, Columbus OH
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1856, frontier duty.
War Service March 1861 1st Lt. in 9th US Infantry, instructional duty, Capt., staff duties in Peninsula, Seven Days and Antietam campaigns, staff duty with Gen. Sheridan in the West, Chickamauga, chief of staff to Sheridan, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, Five Forks, Col. in Regular Army, May 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. October 19 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. April 9 1865.
Post War Career Army service (mostly in cavalry), commanded the troops in the massacre at Wounded Knee, commanded Dept. of California, retired 1897.
Notes


Name FOSTER, John Gray
Born May 27 1823, Whitefield NH
Died September 2 1874, Nashua NH
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, engineer duty in Mexican war, engineering service, instructor at West Point.
War Service Was present at Fort Sumter, October 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, operations in North Carolina, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dept. of North Carolina, Knoxville, commanded Army of the Ohio, commanded Dept. of the South, Savannah, Charleston, commanded in Florida.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in survey and construction, expert in underwater demolition.
Notes
Further reading
Noyes, Frank G Biographical sketch of major-general John G. Foster, son of New Hampshire, soldier of the Republic 18??



Name FOSTER, Robert Sanford
Born January 27 1834, Vernon IN
Died March 3 1903, Indianapolis IN
Pre-War Profession Tinner.
War Service April 1861 Capt. of 11th Indiana, Maj. in 13th Indiana, Rich Mountain, Lt. Col., April 1862 Col., Shenandoah Valley campaign, Peninsula campaign, Suffolk, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Charleston, served in Florida, commanded 2nd Divn/XXIV Corps at Petersburg, Fort Gregg.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career City treasurer, US marshal, president of the city board of trade.
Notes


Name FRANKLIN, William Buel
Born February 27 1823, York PA
Died March 8 1903, Hartford CT
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843 (1st in his class), engineer duty, served in Kearny's exploration of the Rockies, Mexican war, supervised construction in Washington.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 12th US Infantry, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn at First Bull Run, commanded a division in Washington defenses, commanded VI Corps in Peninsula campaign, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, South Mountain, Antietam, commanded Left Grand Divn at Fredericksburg, commanded XIX Corps in Red River campaign (w).
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. June 13 1862, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Businessman, politician, US commissioner general to the 1888 Paris Exposition.
Notes Blamed by Burnside for the debacle at Fredericksburg, his reputation never recovered.
Further reading
In defense of Gen. William B. Franklin at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia Fredericksburg, Sgt. Kirkland's Museum and Historical Society, 1995


Name FRÉMONT, John Charles
Born
January 21 1813, Savannah GA
Died July 13 1890, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Teacher, 1838 appointed to US Army as topographical engineer, explorer, resigned 1848 following court martial for mutiny, US senator, Presidential candidate.
War Service May 1861 appointed Maj. Gen. in Regular Army, commanded Dept of the West, relieved of duty after issuing an emancipation proclamation in 1861, 1862 Shenandoah Valley campaign, relieved at his own request when ordered to serve under Gen. Pope.
Post War Career
Territorial governor of Arizona.
Notes
On the Internet John Charles Fremont
Further reading
Goff, John S John C. Fremont Cave Creek AZ, Black Mountain Press, 1993
Smith, Fredrika Shumway Fremont : soldier, explorer, statesman Chicago, Rand McNally, 1966


Name FRENCH, William Henry
Born
January 13 1815, Baltimore MD
Died May 20 1881, District of Columbia
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, artillery duty, Seminole war, Mexican war, garrison duty.
War Service 1861 refused to surrender his garrison in Texas, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/II Corps in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, commanded 3rd Divn/II Corps at Antietam, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded Dist. of Harper's Ferry, commanded III Corps at Mine Run, relieved of command in May 1864, served on military boards.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, garrison and administrative duty.
Notes


Name FRY, James Barnet
Born
February 22 1827, Carrollton IL
Died July 11 1894, Newport RI
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, Mexican war, adjutant at West Point, artillery duty.
War Service 1861 commanded artillery in Washington, chief of staff to McDowell at First Bull Run and Buell in the Army of the Ohio, April 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Provost Marshal General.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1872, writer on military matters.
Notes


Name FRY, Speed Smith
Born September 9 1817, Boyle Cty KY
Died August 1 1892, nr Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican war, judge.
War Service 1861 Col. of Kentucky Union militia, October 1861 Col. of 4th Kentucky, Fishing Creek, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Shiloh, commanded a division in Stone's River campaign, garrison duty.
Post War Career Supervisor of internal revenue, superintendent of Soldier's Home.
Notes


Name FULLER, John Wallace
Born July 28 1827, Harston, Cambridgeshire, England
Died March 12 1891, Toledo OH
Pre-War Profession Clerk in book store, publisher, city treasurer, militia officer.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 27th Ohio, New Madrid, Island No 10, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn at Iuka, Corinth, garrison duty, January 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/4th Divn/XVI Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded 4th Divn/XVI Corps at Atlanta, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XVII Corps in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Businessman, collector of customs.
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Maybe we can start something like this for armies, corps, divisions, etc. It would be quite the undertaking, but it would be very beneficial to all of us.
Dyers has already done such. Its in the sticky up above the forum list.
 

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Name GAMBLE, William
Born January 1 1818, Duross, Cty Tyrone, Ireland
Died December 20 1866, Virgin Bay, Nicaragua
Pre-War Profession Civil engineer, 1838 emigrated to US, enlisted in US Army, honorably discharged 1843, civil engineer.
War Service September 1861 Lt. Col. of 8th Illinois Cavalry, December 1862 Col., Peninsula campaign, Malvern Hill (w), Fredericksburg, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/Cavalry Corps at Gettysburg, commanded cavalry in Dept. of Washington, September 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. December 14 1864.
Post War Career Army service in the cavalry, died of cholera en route to California.
Notes

On the Internet Biography of William Gamble


Name GARFIELD, James Abram
Born November 19 1831, Cuyahoga Cty OH
Died September 19 1881, Elberon NJ
Pre-War Profession Farm worker, teacher, lawyer, politician.
War Service August 1861 helped recruit 42nd Ohio - Lt. Col., November 1861 Col., served in Kentucky, January 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 20th Bde/6th Divn at Shiloh, advance on Corinth, chief of staff to Rosecrans, Chickamauga, September 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, elected to Congress.
Post War Career US congressman, US President.
Notes

On the Internet James A. Garfield
Further reading
Hoyt, Edwin P James A. Garfield Chicago, Reilly & Lee, 1964
Thayer, William Makepeace From log-cabin to the White House : life of James A. Garfield : boyhood, youth, manhood, assassination 19??


Name GARRARD, Kenner
Born
September 30 1827, Bourbon Cty KY
Died May 15 1879, Cincinnati OH
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851, cavalry duty.
War Service April 1861 captured in Texas, exchanged August 1862, Col. of 146th New York, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, July 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/V Corps, commanded Cavalry Bureau in Washington, commanded 2nd Cavalry Divn in Army of the Cumberland in Atlanta campaign, commanded 2nd Divn/XVI Corps at Nashville, Mobile.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. December 15 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Real estate businessman.
Notes


Name GARRARD, Theophilus Toulmin
Born June 7 1812, nr Manchester KY
Died March 15 1902, Clay Cty KY
Pre-War Profession Politician, Mexican war.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 7th Kentucky, Wild Cat Mountain, Richmond KY, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Vicksburg campaign, commanded detachments in Kentucky, mustered out April 1864.
Post War Career Farmer, salt works owner.
Notes Cousin of Kenner Garrard.


Name GEARY, John White
Born
December 30 1819, Mt Pleasant PA
Died February 8 1873, Harrisburg PA
Pre-War Profession Teacher, store clerk, lawyer, surveyor, Mexican war, organised the postal service in California, mayor, Kansas territorial governor.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 28th Pennsylvania, Harper's Ferry, Bolivar Hts (w), Leesburg, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Cedar Mountain, commanded 2nd Divn/XII Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Chattanooga, commanded 2nd Divn/XX Corps in Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, military governor of Savannah.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. January 12 1865.
Post War Career Pennsylvania state governor.
Notes
On the Internet General John W. Geary, Federal Army
Further reading
Geary, John White A politician goes to war: the Civil War letters of John White Geary University Park PA, Pennsylvania State University Press, 1995


Name GETTY, George Washington
Born October 2 1819, District of Columbia
Died October 1 1901, Forest Glen MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, artillery duty, Mexican war, Seminole wars.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 5th US Artillery, Lt. Col., Peninsula campaign, chief of artillery in IX Corps at South Mountain, Antietam, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/IX Corps at Fredericksburg, Suffolk campaign, commanded 2nd Divn/VI Corps at Wilderness (w), Petersburg, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Appomattox.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 1 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, mostly in artillery, retired 1883.
Notes


Name GIBBON, John
Born
April 20 1827, Philadelphia PA
Died February 6 1896, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, Mexican war, Seminole war, artillery instructor at West Point, author of Artillerist's manual.War Service 1861 Capt. of 4th US Artillery, chief of artillery to McDowell, May 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Iron Brigade (4th Bde/1st Divn/I Corps) at Second Bull Run, South Mountain, Antietam, commanded 2nd Divn/I Corps at Fredericksburg (w), commanded 2nd Divn/II Corps at Gettysburg (w), commanded draft depots, commanded 2nd Divn/II Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, June 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded XXIV Corps in Army of the James, Appomattox.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the West, author, commander-in-chief of MOLLUS.
Notes A hard fighter. He gave the Iron Brigade their black hats.
On the Internet John Gibbon - Major General, United States Army
Further reading
Gibbon, John Personal recollections of the Civil War Dayton OH, Morningside Bookshop, 1978
Lavery, Dennis S Iron Brigade general: John Gibbon, a rebel in blue Westport CT, Greenwood Press, 1993


Name GIBBS, Alfred
Born
April 22 1823, Long Island NY
Died December 26 1868, Fort Leavenworth KS
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican war, aide to Gen. P F Smith, frontier duty.
War Service July 1861 captured in New Mexico, exchanged a year later, September 1862 Col. of 130th New York, regiment was reformed as 19th New York Cavalry, commanded Cavalry Reserve Brigade in Army of the Potomac, Overland campaign, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Creek, October 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Appomattox campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the cavalry.
Notes


Name GILBERT, Charles Champion
Born March 1 1822, Zanesville OH
Died January 17 1903, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican war, instructor at West Point, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 1st US Infantry, Wilson's Creek (w), inspector general in Army of the Ohio, Shiloh, Corinth, Richmond KY, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by the Senate, commanded II Provisional Corps of Army of the Ohio, Perryville, Maj. in 19th US Infantry, desk duties.
Post War Career Army service on the frontier, retired 1886.
Notes After performing poorly at Perryville, his career faltered.


Name GILBERT, James Isham
Born
July 16 1823, Louisville KY
Died February 9 1884, Topeka KS
Pre-War Profession Trader, realtor, livery stable operator.
War Service October 1862 Col. of 27th Iowa, Red River campaign, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XVI Corps at Nashville, February 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Mobile.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 26 1865.
Post War Career Lumber businessman, mining speculator.
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Name GILLEM, Alvan Cullem
Born July 29 1830, Gainesboro TN
Died December 2 1875, Soldier's Rest TN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1851, Seminole war, frontier duty.
War Service 1862 quartermaster to Gen. Thomas at Mill Springs, chief quartermaster in Army of the Ohio at Shiloh, May 1862 Col. of 10th Tennessee, adjutant general of Tennessee, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in the field and in administrative duties, campaigned in East Tennessee, November 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. April 12 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded a military district in Mississippi and Arkansas, Modoc Indian war of 1873.
Notes


Name GILLMORE, Quincy Adams
Born February 28 1825, Lorain Cty OH
Died April 7 1888, Brooklyn NY
Pre-War Profession Teacher, graduated West Point 1849 (1st in class), engineer service, instructor at West Point.
War Service August 1861 chief engineer in Port Royal expedition, devised the scheme to capture Ft Pulaski, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Kentucky, July 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dept of the South and X Corps, recaptured Ft Sumter, served in Army of the James, defended Washington in Early's raid (injured in a fall from his horse), commanded Dept of the South.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in Corps of Engineers, writer.
Notes His performance in reducing Fts Pulaski and Sumter were greatly admired.


Name GORDON, George Henry
Born July 19 1823, Charlestown MA
Died August 30 1886, Framingham MA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1846, Mexican war, resigned 1854, lawyer.
War Service May 1861 recruited 2nd Massachusetts - Col., Shenandoah Valley campaign, June 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/II Corps at Cedar Mountain, Chantilly, South Mountain, Antietam, Suffolk campaign, commanded a division in siege of Charleston, served in Arkansas, Florida, Eastern Virginia.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 9 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, author, historian.
Notes


Name GORMAN, Willis Arnold
Born January 12 1816, nr Flemingsburg KY
Died May 20 1876, St Paul MN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, Mexican war, US congressman, Minnesota territorial governor.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 1st Minnesota, First Bull Run, commanded 1st Bde/Stone's Divn at Ball's Bluff, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/II Corps at Seven Pines, Antietam, commanded Dist of Eastern Arkansas, mustered out May 1864.
Post War Career
Lawyer, city attorney.
Notes


Name GRAHAM, Charles Kinnaird
Born
June 3 1824, New York NY
Died April 15 1889, Lakewood NJ
Pre-War Profession Served in US Navy, Mexican war, resigned 1848, lawyer, civil engineer.
War Service 1861 enlisted in "Excelsior Brigade", Maj. in 74th New York, Lt. Col., May 1861 Col., Seven Pines, Seven Days, recruiting duty, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/II Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg (w,c), exchanged after two months, commanded gunboats in Army of the James, defenses of Bermuda Hundred.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Civil engineer, port surveyor.
Notes He burned the home of the brother of the Confederate Secretary of War in retaliation for Early burning Montgomery Blair's house.



Name GRAHAM, Lawrence Pike
Born January 8 1815, Amelia Cty VA
Died September 12 1905, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession 1837 commissioned into US Army, Seminole wars, Mexican war.
War Service August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade in Army of the Potomac, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/IV Corps at Yorktown, suffered ill health, became chief of cavalry in a camp of instruction, served on courts-martial and boards, Col. of 4th US Cavalry.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service on the frontier, retired 1870, Shakespearian scholar.
Notes



Name GRANGER, Gordon
Born
November 6 1822, Joy NY
Died January 10 1876, Santa Fe NM
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, Mexican war, frontier duty.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 3rd US Cavalry, Wilson's Creek, September 1861 Col. of 2nd Michigan Cavalry, commanded a brigade at New Madrid, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Island No 10, Corinth, promoted September 1862 Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the reserve corps at Chickamauga, commanded IV Corps at Chattanooga, Knoxville, commanded XIII Corps in Mobile campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded Districts of Memphis and New Mexico.
Notes


Name GRANGER, Robert Seaman
Born May 24 1816, Zanesville OH
Died April 25 1894, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1838, garrison duty, Seminole war, instructor at West Point, Mexican war.
War Service April 1861 captured in Texas, exchanged a year later, Brig. Gen. of Kentucky volunteers, October 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, camp and garrison duties, resisted Wheeler, Forrest and Roddey.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, garrison duty, superintendent of General Recruiting Service, retired 1873.
Notes


Name GRANT, Lewis Addison
Born
January 17 1828, Winhall VT
Died March 20 1918, Minneapolis MN
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer.
War Service August 1861 Maj. of 5th Vermont, Lt. Col., Seven Days, September 1862 Col., Fredericksburg (w), commanded the "Old Vermont Brigade" (2nd Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps) at Chancellorsville - Medal of Honor, Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Creek, April 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Petersburg (w).
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. October 19 1864.
Post War Career Assistant US Secretary of War.
Notes



Name GRANT, Ulysses Simpson (Hiram Ulysses)
Born
April 27 1822, Point Pleasant OH
Died July 23 1885, Mount McGregor NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican war, garrison duty, resigned 1854, firewood peddler, store clerk.
War Service 1861 commanded a camp of instruction, June 1861 Col. of 21st Illinois, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Belmont, Fts Henry and Donelson, February 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Army of the Tennessee, Shiloh, Vicksburg campaign, July 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. in Regular Army, Chattanooga campaign, March 1864 Lt. Gen. and general-in-chief, Overland campaign.
Post War Career Army service, US president, businessman, writer.
Notes He was the general that Lincoln had been looking for.
On the Internet Ulysses S. Grant Homepage
Further reading
Anderson, Nancy Scott The generals : Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee New York, Wings Books, 1994
Badeau, Adam Military history of Ulysses S. Grant, from April, 1861 to April, 1865 New York, 1868-1881
Dana, Charles A The life of Ulysses S. Grant : general of the armies of the United States Springfield MA, Gurdon Bill & Co., 1868
Grant, Ulysses S Personal memoirs of U.S. Grant Blue Ridge Summit PA, TabBooks, 1991
Lewis, Lloyd Captain Sam Grant Boston, Little, Brown, 1950


Name GREENE, George Sears
Born May 6 1801, Apponaug RI
Died January 28 1899, Morristown NJ
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1823, artillery duty, instructor at West Point, garrison duty, resigned 1836, civil engineer.
War Service January 1862 Col. of 60th New York, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Cedar Mountain, commanded 2nd Divn/XII Corps at Antietam, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/XII Corps at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, Wauhatchie (w), returned to duty 1865.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Civil engineer.
Notes The executive officer of the Monitor in its battle with the Virginia was his son.
Further reading
New York (State) Monuments commission for the battlefields of Gettysburg and Chattanooga In memoriam: George Sears Greene, brevet major-general, United States Volunteers, 1801-1899 Albany NY, State Pr., 1909


Name GREGG, David McMurtrie
Born April 10 1833, Huntington PA
Died August 7 1916, Reading PA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1855, frontier duty.
War Service January 1862 Col. of 8th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Peninsula campaign, Antietam campaign, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division in Stoneman's raid, commanded 2nd Cavalry Divn at Gettysburg, Overland campaign, resigned February 1865.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 1 1864.
Post War Career Farmer, US consul in Prague, writer.
Notes His resignation was probably a result of being passed over for command of the cavalry by Sheridan, compounded by his wife's unhappiness at his long absences.
On the Internet Maj.Gen. David McMurtrie GREGG


Name GRESHAM, Walter Quintin
Born March 17 1832, nr Lanesville IN
Died May 28 1895, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Teacher, clerk, lawyer, politician.
War Service September 1861 Lt. Col. of 38th Indiana, March 1862 Col. of 53rd Indiana, Vicksburg campaign, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 4th Divn/XVIII Corps in Atlanta campaign (w), the wound ended his career.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, Postmaster General, Secretary of the Treasury, judge, Secretary of State.
Notes
Further reading
Calhoun, Charles W Gilded Age Cato: the life of Walter Q. Gresham Lexington, University Press of Kentucky, 1988



Name GRIERSON, Benjamin Henry
Born July 8 1826, Pittsburgh PA
Died September 1 1911, Omena MI
Pre-War Profession Music teacher, storekeeper.
War Service October 1861 Maj. in 6th Illinois Cavalry, April 1862 Col., served in Tennessee and Mississippi, pursued Van Dorn after the Holly Springs raid, led an eponymous raid through Tennessee and Mississippi, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a division and the cavalry in the Army of the Mississippi, Mobile, May 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Army service, particularly fighting Indians, commanded the Dept of Arizona and Districts of New Mexico and Indian Territory, retired 1890.
Notes
On the Internet Benjamin H. Grierson
Further reading
Leckie, William H Unlikely warriors : General Benjamin H. Grierson and his family Norman, University of Oklahoma Press, 1984


Name GRIFFIN, Charles
Born
December 18 1825, Granville OH
Died September 15 1867, Galveston TX
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, artillery service, Mexican war, instructor at West Point.
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 2nd US Artillery, organised a Regular field battery, First Bull Run, Peninsula campaign, June 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/V Corps, commanded 1st Divn at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, commanded V Corps in Appomattox campaign, April 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 1 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded District of Texas, died in yellow fever epidemic.
Notes A fine combat soldier, and somewhat outspoken.


Name GRIFFIN, Simon Goodell
Born August 9 1824, Nelson NH
Died January 14 1902, Keene NH
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, politician.
War Service June 1861 Capt. in 2nd New Hampshire, First Bull Run, Lt. Col. in 6th New Hampshire, Carolina expedition, April 1862 Col., Second Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/IX Corps in Vicksburg campaign, commanded Camp Nelson KY, commanded 1st Divn/V Corps at Spotsylvania, May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Crater, Appomattox.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 2 1865.
Post War Career Manufacturer, railroad and land speculator, politician.
Notes


Name GROSE, William
Born December 16 1812, nr Dayton OH
Died July 30 1900, New Castle IN
Pre-War Profession Farm laborer, lawyer, politician, judge.
War Service October 1861 Col. of 36th Indiana, Shiloh, commanded 10th Bde/4th Divn in the Kentucky campaign, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/XXI Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, July 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/IV Corps at Franklin and Nashville.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 13 1865.
Post War Career Internal revenue collector, politician, writer.
Notes


Name GROVER, Cuvier
Born
July 29 1828, Bethel ME
Died June 6 1885, Atlantic City NJ
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1850, frontier duty, Utah expedition.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 10th US Infantry, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/III Corps in Peninsula campaign, Groveton, Second Bull Run, commanded 4th Divn/XIX Corps in Dept. of the Gulf, Port Hudson, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek (w), commanded Dist. of Savannah.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. October 19 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service.
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Name HACKLEMAN, Pleasant Adam
Born
November 15 1814, Franklin Cty IN
Died October 3 1862, Corinth MS
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, judge, clerk of the state house of representatives.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 16th Indiana, Ball's Bluff, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, battle of Corinth (mw).
Notes


Name HALLECK, Henry Wager
Born January 16 1815, Westernville NY
Died January 9 1872, Louisville KY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, instructor at West Point, author, Mexican war, secretary of state of California, lawyer.
War Service Maj. Gen. in Regular Army (August 1861), relieved Fremont as commander of the Dept of the Missouri, expanded to the Dept of the Mississippi, advance on Corinth, 1862 General in chief, became chief of staff when Grant became General in chief.
Post War Career Army service, commanded Depts of the Pacific and the South.
Notes An effective administrator but a poor field commander.
On the Internet Major General Henry Wagner Halleck
Further reading
Ambrose, Stephen E Halleck: Lincoln's Chief of Staff Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1962


Name HAMBLIN, Joseph Eldridge
Born
January 13 1828, Yarmouth (?) MA
Died July 3 1870, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Insurance broker.
War Service May 1861 1st Lt. in 5th New York, Big Bethel, Capt., Maj. in 65th New York, Peninsula campaign, Lt. Col., Maryland campaign, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, May 1863 Col., Gettysburg, Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/VI Corps in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Third Winchester, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek (w), commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/VI Corps at Hatcher's Run, Sayler's Creek, May 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. October 19 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Insurance broker, served in NY National Guard.
Notes



Name HAMILTON, Andrew Jackson
Born January 28 1815, Huntsville AL
Died April 11 1875, Austin TX
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, US congressman from Texas.
War Service 1861 fled from Texas to Mexico then to US, military governor of Texas, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - expired March 1863, reappointed September 1863, resigned June 1865.
Post War Career Governor of Texas, supreme court judge.
Notes
Further reading
Waller, John Leroy Colossal Hamilton of Texas; a biography of Andrew Jackson Hamilton, militant Unionist and Reconstruction governor El Paso, Texas Western Press, 1968


Name HAMILTON, Charles Smith
Born
November 16 1822, Westernville NY
Died April 17 1891, Milwaukee WI
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, garrison duty, Mexican war, resigned 1853, ran a flour mill.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 3rd Wisconsin, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded 3rd Divn/III Corps in Peninsula campaign, Yorktown, relieved by McClellan, commanded a 3rd Divn/Army of the Mississippi at Iuka, Corinth, September 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, April 1863 resigned. Post War Career Manufacturer, US marshal.
Notes Was critical of Grant and other superiors.


Name HAMILTON, Schuyler
Born July 25 1822, New York NY
Died March 8 1903, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, frontier duty, instructor at West Point, Mexican war, resigned 1855, farmer.
War Service April 1861 Pvt. in 7th New York National Guard, staff colonel in Scott's staff, assistant chief of staff to Halleck in St Louis, November 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1stDivn at New Madrid and Island No 10, commanded 3rd Divn in advance on Corinth, contracted malaria and went on sick leave, September 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, resigned for health reasons February 1863.
Post War Career
Notes Brother in law of Henry Halleck.



Name HAMLIN, Cyrus
Born April 26 1839, Hampden ME
Died August 28 1867, New Orleans LA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service April 1862 Capt. on Fremont's staff, Cross Keys, February 1863 Col. of 80th US Colored Infantry, garrison duty at Port Hudson, commanded a district in Louisiana, December 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, carpetbagger, died of yellow fever.
Notes Son of Vice President Hannibal Hamlin.
Further reading
Stevens, Marcia Against the devil's current: the life and times of Cyrus Hamlin Lanham MD, University Press of America, 1988


Name HAMMOND, William Alexander
Born August 28 1828, Annapolis MD
Died January 5 1900, District of Columbia
Pre-War Profession Entered US army as an assistant surgeon 1849, frontier service, West Point, resigned 1859, college professor.
War Service May 1861 joined the army as assistant surgeon, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. in Regular Army and Surgeon General, dismissed following a court martial arising from disputes with Stanton.
Post War Career Doctor, writer.
Notes
Further reading
Blustein, Bonnie Ellen Preserve your love for science : life of William A. Hammond, American neurologist New York, Cambridge University Press, 1991

Name HANCOCK, Winfield Scott
Born
February 14 1824, Montgomery Square PA
Died February 9 1886, Governor's Is. NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1844, frontier duty, Mexican war, Kansas war, Utah expedition, quartermaster service.
War Service September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1stBde/2nd Divn/IV Corps in Peninsula, Seven Days, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps at Antietam, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/II Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded II Corps at Gettysburg (w), Wilderness, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, August 1864 Brig. Gen. in Regular Army, commanded Dept of West Virginia.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded Dept. of the East, US presidential candidate in 1880.
Notes
One of the greatest eastern generals.
On the Internet The Superb General Winfield Scott Hancock
Further reading
Jordan, David M Winfield Scott Hancock : a soldier's life Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1988
Tucker, Glenn Hancock the Superb Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1960
Walker, Francis Amasa General Hancock New York, Appleton, 1897



Name HARDIE, James Allen
Born
May 5 1823, New York NY
Died December 14 1876, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, West Point instructor, Indian campaigns, adjutant general of the Dept. of Oregon.
War Service September 1861 Lt. Col. and aide to McClellan, adjutant to Army of the Potomac, Peninsula campaign, Maryland campaign, headquarters duty at Fredericksburg, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not submitted to the Senate, duties as assistant adjutant general and inspector general.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 3 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, inspector general.
Notes Carried the order which transferred command of the Army of the Potomac from Hooker to Meade.


Name HARDIN, Martin Davis
Born June 26 1837, Jacksonville IL
Died December 12 1923, St Augustine FL
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1859, artillery duty in Oregon.
War Service May 1861 1st Lt. and aide to Henry Hunt in Peninsula campaign, Groveton, Second Bull Run(w), September 1862 Col. of 12th Pennsylvania Reserves, Gettysburg, Bristoe Station, Mine Run, December 1863 wounded while on picket duty, wounded at North Anna River, July 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Washington defences during Early's raid.
Brevet Promotions
Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1870, lawyer, active in veterans' affairs, writer.
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Name HARDING, Abner Clark
Born
February 10 1807, East Hampton CT
Died July 19 1874, Monmouth IL
Pre-War Profession Businessman, lawyer, politician.
War Service 1862 Pvt. in 83rd Illinois, August 1862 Col., garrison duty at Fort Donelson in 1863, successfully defended it from an attack by Forrest and Wheeler, March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, June 1863 resigned due to poor eyesight.
Post War Career US congressman.
Notes


Name HARKER, Charles Garrison
Born
December 2 1835, Swedesboro NJ
Died June 27 1864, Kennesaw Mountain GA
Pre-War Profession Retail clerk, graduated West Point 1858, duty in Oregon and Washington territories.
War Service 1861 served in a camp of instruction, November 1861 Col. of 65th Ohio, Shiloh, commanded 20th Bde/6th Divn/II Corps at Perryville, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/XXI Corps at Chickamauga, September 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/IV Corps in Atlanta campaign, Kennesaw Mountain (mw).
Notes Commanded the defense of the Snodgrass House hill at Chickamauga.


Name HARLAND, Edward
Born June 24 1832, Norwich CT
Died March 9 1915, Norwich CT
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 3rd Connecticut, First Manassas, October 1861 Col. of 8th Connecticut, Burnside's North Carolina expedition, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/IX Corps at South Mountain, Antietam, Fredericksburg, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded districts in North Carolina.
Post War Career Lawyer, politician, judge, bank president.
Notes


Name HARNEY, William Selby
Born August 27 1800, Haysboro TN
Died May 9 1889, Orlando FL
Pre-War Profession 1818 commissioned into US Army, Creek and Seminole wars, Mexican war, fought Indians, involved in the San Juan Is affair, commanded Dept of the West in St Louis.
War Service 1861 Brig. Gen. in Regular Army (since 1858), reached agreement with Sterling Price not to interfere with Missouri State Guard, suspected of Southern sympathies, May 1861 relieved of command, retired 1863.
Brevet Promotions
Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career
Notes
Further reading
Archer, Jules Indian foe, Indian friend; the story of William S. Harney New York, Crowell-Collier Press, 1970



Name HARRIS, Thomas Maley
Born June 17 1817, Wood Cty VA
Died September 30 1906, Harrisville WV
Pre-War Profession Doctor
War Service March 1861 helped recruit 10th West Virginia - Lt. Col., May 1862 Col., Shenandoah Valley campaign, served in West Virginia, Cloyd's Mountain, commanded a brigade opposing Early's Washington raid, Third Winchester, Cedar Creek, Petersburg, March 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Appomattox.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. October 19 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. April 2 1865.
Post War Career Army service, served on commission that tried Lincoln's assassins, politician, pension agent, author. Notes
Further reading
Matheny, H E Major General Thomas Maley Harris Parsons WV, McClain Printing Co., 1963



Name HARROW, William
Born November 14 1822, Winchester KY
Died September 27 1872, New Albany IN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer (reported to be a colleague of Lincoln).
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 14th Indiana, served in West Virginia, Maj. Lt. Col., April 1862 Col., Antietam, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Gettysburg, Mine Run, commanded 4th Divn/XV Corps in Atlanta campaign, had no assignments after September 1864, resigned April 1865. Post War Career Lawyer.
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Name HARTRANFT, John Frederick
Born December 16 1830, Fagleysville PA
Died October 17 1889, Norristown PA
Pre-War Profession Civil engineer, deputy sheriff, lawyer, militia colonel.
War Service April 1861 Col. of 4th Pennsylvania, served with Franklin at First Bull Run after his regiment refused to fight - Medal of Honor, November 1861 Col. of 51st Pennsylvania, Burnside's North Carolina expedition, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/IX Corps at Wilderness, Spotsylvania, May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/IX Corps at Petersburg, Ft Stedman, provost marshal at the trial of Lincoln's assassins.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 25 1865.
Post War Career Army service, auditor general, governor, postmaster, port collector.
Notes
Further reading
Gambone, A M Major-General John Frederick Hartranft : citizen soldier and Pennsylvania statesman Baltimore, Butternut and Blue, 1995


Name HARTSUFF, George Lucas
Born May 28 1830, Tyre NY
Died May 16 1874, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, Seminole war, instructor at West Point.
War Service 1861 Capt. at Fort Pickens, chief of staff to Rosecrans in West Virginia, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/III Corps in Second Bull Run campaign, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/I Corps at South Mountain, Antietam (w), November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded XIII Corps, incapacitated by wounds, commanded defenses at Bermuda Hundred during the Petersburg campaign, commanded Dist. of Nottaway.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in adjutant general's department, retired 1871.
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Name HASCALL, Milo Smith
Born
August 5 1829, LeRoy NY
Died August 30 1904, Oak Park IL
Pre-War Profession Clerk, teacher, graduated West Point 1852, artillery service, resigned 1853, railroad contractor, lawyer, district attorney, court clerk.
War Service 1861 aide to Gen. T A Morris, June 1861 Col. of 17th Indiana, served in West Virginia, commanded 15th Bde/6th Divn/II Corps in the advance on Corinth, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/1stDivn/XIV Corps at Stone's River, commanded Dist of Indiana, Knoxville, commanded 2nd Divn/XXIII Corps in Atlanta campaign, October 1864 resigned.
Post War Career Banker, realtor.
Notes


Name HASKIN, Joseph Abel
Born June 21 1818, Troy NY
Died August 3 1874, Oswego NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, service in Maine, Mexican war, recruiting, quartermaster duty, garrison duty.
War Service 1861 Capt. in 1st US Artillery, surrendered the arsenal at Baton Rouge, garrison duty, Maj. in 3rd US Artillery, defenses of Washington, opposed Early's raid, August 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, commanded harbor posts, retired 1870.
Notes


Name HATCH, Edward
Born December 22 1832, Bangor ME
Died April 11 1889, Fort Robinson NE
Pre-War Profession Lumber dealer, seaman.
War Service August 1861 Capt. in 2nd Iowa Cavalry, Col., New Madrid, Island No 10, siege and later battle of Corinth, served in Grierson's raid, raided in North Alabama and Tennessee (w), April 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a 5th Divn/Cavalry Corps in Hood's Franklin and Nashville campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Army service, commanded Dept of the Southwest.
Notes


Name HATCH, John Porter
Born January 9 1822, Oswego NY
Died April 12 1901, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, Mexican war, garrison duty.
War Service September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded cavalry in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded 1st Divn/III Corps at Second Bull Run and Chantilly, commanded 1st Divn/I Corps at South Mountain (w) ñ Medal of Honor, administrative duties, commanded Dists and Depts in the South.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the cavalry, fought Indians, retired 1886.
Notes


Name HAUPT, Herman
Born March 26 1817, Philadelphia PA
Died December 14 1905, on a train in New Jersey
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1835, resigned 3 months later, railroad engineer, college professor, railroad superintendent, railroad director.
War Service 1862 US railroad superintendent, April 1862 Col. as aide to McDowell, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, later refused the appointment as he wished to be able to conduct private business, resigned 1863.
Post War Career Railroad engineer, railroad manager.
Notes A great railroad engineer.
Further reading
Haupt, Herman Reminiscences of General Herman Haupt New York, Arno Press, 1981
Lord, Francis A Lincoln's railroad man: Herman Haupt Rutherford NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1969
Ward, James Arthur That man Haupt; a biography of Herman Haupt Baton Rouge, Louisiana State University Press, 1973



Name HAWKINS, John Parker
Born September 29 1830, Indianapolis IN
Died February 7 1914, Indianapolis IN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1852, quartermaster duty.
War Service 1861 commissary duty in Missouri and in the Army of the Tennessee, April 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dist. of Northeastern Louisiana, commanded 1st Divn USCT in garrison, siege of Mobile.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. June 30 1865.
Post War Career Army service in Subsistence Department, retired 1894.
Notes Brother in law of Gen. E S Canby.




Name HAWLEY, Joseph Roswell
Born October 31 1826, Scotland Cty NC
Died March 18 1905, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician, newspaper editor.
War Service April 1861 Capt. in 1st Connecticut, First Manassas, Lt. Col. of 7th Connecticut, Port Royal, Ft Pulaski, June 1862 Col., Morris Is., Olustee, September 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/X Corps at Petersburg, commanded a district in North Carolina.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. September 28 1865.
Post War Career Governor of Connecticut, US congressman, US senator.
Notes
Further reading
Huntington, Maria Harriet Ward Foote Hawley New Haven, Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor


Name HAYES, Joseph
Born
September 14 1835, South Berwick ME
Died August 19 1912, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Banker, civil engineer, real estate broker.
War Service August 1861 Maj. in 18th Massachusetts, Peninsula campaign, Lt. Col., Antietam, Fredericksburg, March 1863 Col., Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness (w), May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Petersburg, captured in a raid on the Weldon Railroad, exchanged February 1865, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/V Corps in Appomattox campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Mining businessman, broker.
Notes


Name HAYES, Rutherford Birchard
Born October 4 1822, Delaware OH
Died January 17 1893, Fremont OH
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, politician.
War Service June 1861 Maj. of 23rd Ohio, South Mountain (w), October 1862 Col., commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/Army of West Virginia in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Fisher's Hill, Cedar Creek, October 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, garrison duty.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US congressman, governor of Ohio, US President.
Notes His election was marred by a scandal, the like of which we'd hope to never see again.
On the Internet Rutherford B. Hayes
Further reading
Hoogenboom, Ari Rutherford B. Hayes: warrior and president Lawrence KS, University Press of Kansas, 1995
Williams, Charles Richard The life of Rutherford Birchard Hayes, nineteenth president of the United States New York, Da Capo Press, 1971
Williams, T. Harry Hayes of the Twenty-Third: the Civil War volunteer officer Lincoln, University of Nebraska Press, 1994



Name HAYNIE, Isham Nicholas
Born November 18 1824, Dover TN
Died May 22 1868, Springfield IL
Pre-War Profession Farm laborer, lawyer, Mexican war, politician, judge.
War Service November 1861 recruited 48th Illinois - Col., Columbus KY, Fts Henry and Donelson, Shiloh (w), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - lapsed March 1863, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, resigned March 1863.
Post War Career Lawyer, adjutant general of Illinois.
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Name HAYS, Alexander
Born
July 8 1819, Franklin PA
Died May 5 1864, Wilderness VA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1844, Mexican war, resigned 1848, gold prospector, construction engineer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 16th US Infantry, October 1861 Col. of 63rd Pennsylvania, Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Bull Run (w), September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Washington defenses, commanded 3rd Divn/III Corps at Gettysburg, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/II Corps at Wilderness (k).
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. May 5 1864.
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Name HAYS, William
Born May 9 1819, Richmond VA
Died February 7 1875, Fort Independence MA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, artillery duty, Mexican war, garrison duty, Seminole war.
War Service September 1861 Lt. Col., served in Washington defences, commanded a brigade of horse artillery in Peninsula campaign, commanded reserve artillery at Antietam, Fredericksburg, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/II Corps at Chancellorsville (w,c), released within weeks, Gettysburg, provost marshal in New York, commanded 2nd Divn/II Corps at Petersburg, relieved of his position for being asleep on duty days before Appomattox. Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service.
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Name HAZEN, William Babcock
Born
September 27 1830, West Hartford VT
Died January 16 1887, District of Columbia
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1855, frontier service in Oregon and Texas, instructor at West Point.
War Service 1861 Capt. of 8th US Infantry, October 1861 Col. of 41st Ohio, commanded 19th Bde/4th Divn at Shiloh, Perryville, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Tullahoma, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XXI Corps at Chickamauga, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/IV Corps at Chattanooga, Knoxville, Atlanta campaign, commanded 2nd Divn/XV Corps, March to the Sea, December 1864 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, fought Indians, observer in Franco-Prussian war.
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Name HECKMAN, Charles Adam
Born December 3 1822, Easton PA
Died January 14 1896, Germantown PA
Pre-War Profession Hardware clerk, Mexican war, railroad conductor.
War Service October 1861 Lt. Col. of 9th New Jersey, Burnside's North Carolina expedition, February 1862 Col., November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, defences of Norfolk and Portsmouth, Drewry's Bluff (c), exchanged September 1864, commanded 2nd Divn/XVIII Corps at Ft Harrison, relieved of duty March 1865.
Post War Career Railroad dispatcher.
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Name HEINTZELMAN, Samuel Peter
Born September 30 1805, Manheim PA
Died May 1 1880, District of Columbia
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1826, garrison duty, recruiting, quartermaster service, Mexican war.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 17th US Infantry, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn at First Bull Run (w), May 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded III Corps at Yorktown, Seven Pines, Seven Days, Second Manassas, commanded in Washington defenses, court martial duty.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. May 31 1862, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1869, businessman.
Notes
Further reading
Heintzelman, Samuel Peter The papers of Samuel P. Heintzelman {microform} Washington DC, Library of Congress, 1977


Name HERRON, Francis Jay
Born
February 17 1837, Pittsburgh PA
Died January 8 1902, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Bank clerk, banker, militia officer.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 1st Iowa, Wilson's Creek, Lt. Col. of 9th Iowa, Pea Ridge (w,c) - Medal of Honor, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Prairie Grove, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Herron's Divn/XIII Corps in the Vicksburg campaign, commanded Northern Dist. of Louisiana.
Post War Career Lawyer, US marshal, secretary of state for Louisiana.
Notes Youngest Maj. Gen. of either side in the War when he was appointed.


Name HINKS, Edward Winslow
Born
May 30 1830, Bucksport ME
Died February 14 1894, Cambridge MA
Pre-War Profession Printer, politician.
War Service April 1861 2nd Lt. in 2nd US Cavalry, Lt. Col. of 8th Massachusetts, May 1861 Col., August 1861 Col. of 19th Massachusetts, Ball's Bluff, Peninsula campaign, Glendale (w), Antietam (w), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, court martial and recruiting duty, prison camp commander, commanded 3rd Divn/XVIII Corps (a Negro division) at Petersburg, draft and recruitment duties.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 2 1867.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1870, governor of soldiers' homes.
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Name HITCHCOCK, Ethan Allen
Born May 18 1798, Vergennes VT
Died August 5 1870, Sparta GA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1817, author, resigned 1855, student of philosophy.
War Service February 1862 appointed Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commissioner of the exchange of prisoners.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1867.
Notes
Further reading
Hitchcock, Ethan Allen Fifty years in camp and field; diary of Major-General Ethan Allen Hitchcock Freeport NY, Books for Libraries Press, 1971


Name HOBSON, Edward Henry
Born July 11 1825, Greensburg KY
Died September 14 1901, Cleveland OH
Pre-War Profession Merchant, Mexican war, bank president.
War Service 1861 recruited 13th (Union) Kentucky, January 1862 Col., Shiloh (w), served in Kentucky, Buffington's Is OH, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, captured by John Hunt Morgan June 1864, commanded in Kentucky.
Post War Career Collector of inland revenue, active in the Republican Party.
Notes After capture, attempted to exchange himself for some of Morgan's men.


Name HOLT, Joseph
Born January 6 1807, Breckinridge Cty KY
Died August 1 1894, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, newspaper editor, politician, commissioner of patents, US postmaster general, US secretary of war.
War Service September 1862 appointed judge advocate general with rank of Col., June 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service as judge advocate general, retired 1875.
Notes Conducted the government's case in the trial of the conspirators in Lincoln's assassination.
Further reading
Allen, Mary Bernard Joseph Holt, judge advocate general, 1862-1875; a study in the treatment of political prisoners by the United States Government during the Civil War Thesis - University of Chicago, 1927

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Name HOOKER, Joseph
Born November 13 1814, Hadley MA
Died October 31 1879, Garden City NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, Seminole war, adjutant at West Point, Mexican war, resigned US army 1853, farmer, served in California state militia.
War Service May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in Washington defenses, commanded 2nd Divn/III Corps in Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, May 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded I Corps at South Mountain, Antietam, commanded Center Grand Divn at Fredericksburg, commanded Army of the Potomac at Chancellorsville, relieved of command before Gettysburg at his own request when he didn't receive the reinforcements that he asked for, commanded XI and XII Corps in the West, commanded XX Corps at Lookout Mountain, Atlanta campaign, requested to be relieved when he didn't get the command of the Army of the Tennessee after McPherson's death, had no more field command.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired in 1868 due to invalidity.
Notes Restored his reputation somewhat by good leadership at Lookout Mountain and in the Atlanta campaign.
On the Internet Major General Joseph Hooker
Further reading
Hebert, Walter H Fighting Joe Hooker Indianapolis, Bobbs-Merrill, 1944


Name HOVEY, Alvin Peterson
Born September 6 1821, nr Mt Vernon IN
Died November 23 1891, Indianapolis IN
Pre-War Profession Bricklayer, teacher, lawyer, judge, US district attorney.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 24th Indiana, Shiloh, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a Dist. in Eastern Arkansas, commanded 12th Divn/XIII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Champion's Hill, recruitment duty, served in the early part of the Atlanta campaign, commanded the Dist. of Indiana.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. July 4 1864.
Post War Career Lawyer, US minister to Peru, US congressman, governor.
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Name HOVEY, Charles Edward
Born April 26 1827, Thetford VT
Died November 17 1897, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Teacher, school principal, superintendent of schools, founder of teachers university.
War Service 1861 organized 33rd Illinois - August 1861 Col., September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by Senate, Arkansas Post (w), resigned due to injury May 1863.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Pension lobbyist.
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Name HOWARD, Oliver Otis
Born November 8 1830, Leeds ME
Died October 26 1909, Burlington VT
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1854, teacher of mathematics at West Point.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 3rd Maine, June 1861 resigned Regular commission, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn at First Manassas, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/II Corps in Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines (w) ñ Medal of Honor, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/II Corps at Antietam, commanded 2nd Divn/II Corps at Fredericksburg, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded XI Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, commanded IV Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded Army of the Tennessee in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, December 1864 Brig. Gen. in Regular Army.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Headed the Freedmen's Bureau, helped establish Howard University, fought Indians, superintendent of West Point, commanded the Division of the East, retired 1894, educator.
Notes A Christian soldier.
On the Internet Major General Oliver Otis Howard
Further reading
Carpenter, John Alcott Sword and olive branch / Oliver Otis Howard Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press, 1964
Weland, Gerald O.O. Howard, Union general Jefferson NC, McFarland & Co., 1995


Name HOWE, Albion Parris
Born March 13 1818, Standish ME
Died January 25 1897, Cambridge MA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, instructor at West Point, Mexican war, frontier and garrison duty, present at Harper's Ferry when John Brown arrived.
War Service 1861 Capt. in artillery, served under McClellan in Western Virginia, Peninsula campaign, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/IV Corps in Seven Days, June 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/IV Corps at Second Manassas, South Mountain, Antietam, commanded 2nd Divn/VI Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, commanded the Artillery depot in Washington.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. July 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, served in honor guard over Lincoln's corpse, member of the commission which tried the conspirators, retired 1882.
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Name HOWELL, Joshua Blackwood
Born September 11 1806, nr Woodbury NJ
Died September 14 1864, nr Petersburg VA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Brigadier General in state militia.
War Service November 1861 Col. of 85th Pennsylvania, Washington defenses, Peninsula campaign, New Berne, Goldsboro expedition, commanded a brigade in the siege of Charleston, Bermuda Hundred, killed following a fall from his horse, September 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
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Name HUMPHREYS, Andrew Atkinson
Born November 2 1810, Philadelphia PA
Died December 27 1883, District of Columbia
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1831, Seminole war, left the army for 2 years to be an engineer, rejoined as an engineer.
War Service August 1861 Maj. and aide to McClellan, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, topographical engineer in Peninsula campaign, commanded 3rd Divn/V Corps at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded 2nd Divn/III Corps at Gettysburg, July 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, chief of staff to Meade, commanded II Corps after Hancock left field service at Petersburg, Appomattox.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service as commander of the Corps of Engineers, author, retired 1879.
Notes A quietly competent soldier.
Further reading
Humphreys, Henry Hollingsworth Andrew Atkinson Humphreys; a biography Philadelphia, The John C. Winston company, 1924



Name HUNT, Henry Jackson
Born September 4 1819, Detroit Barracks MI
Died February 11 1889, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1839, artillery service.
War Service May 1861 Maj. in 5th US Artillery, First Manassas, chief of artillery in Washington defenses, commanded artillery reserve in Peninsula campaign, Malvern Hill, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, chief of artillery in Army of the Potomac, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, commanded siege operations at Petersburg.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. July 6 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the artillery, retired 1883, governor of soldiers' home.
Notes A fine artillerist, who fought to have his guns operate independently from infantry commanders.
On the Internet The Henry Hunt Papers
Further reading
Longacre, Edward G The man behind the guns : a biography of General Henry Jackson Hunt, Chief of Artillery, Army of the Potomac South Brunswick NJ, A. S. Barnes, 1977


Name HUNT, Lewis Cass
Born February 23 1824, Ft Howard, Green Bay WI
Died September 6 1886, Ft Union NM
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, Mexican war, San Juan Is affair.
War Service 1861 Capt. in US 4th Infantry, Peninsula campaign, May 1862 Col. of 92nd New York, Seven Pines (w), December 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Kinston and Goldsboro, commanded draft depots and other general commands.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in a number of frontier posts, died of dysentery.
Notes Brother of Henry J Hunt.


Name HUNTER, David
Born July 21 1802, District of Columbia
Died February 2 1886, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1822, frontier duty.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 3rd US Cavalry, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn at First Manassas, August 1861 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the Western Dept following Fremont, commanded Dept of the South, Secessionville, commanded Dept of West Virginia, resigned his command August 1864.
Brevet Promotions
Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, presided over the commission that tried the conspirators in Lincoln's assassination, retired 1866.
Notes His defeat in the Shenandoah Valley left the way open for Early's Washington raid.
Further reading
Miller, Edward A Lincoln's abolitionist general: the biography of David Hunter Columbia SC, University of South Carolina Press, 1996
Walker, Gary C Yankee soldiers in Virginia valleys: Hunters raid Roanoke VA, A&W Enterprise, 1989


Name HURLBUT, Stephen Augustus
Born November 29 1815, Charleston SC
Died March 27 1882, Lima, Peru
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Seminole war, politician.
War Service May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 4th Divn/Army of the Tennessee at Shiloh, advance on Corinth, garrison duty at Memphis, September 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded Dept of the Gulf.
Post War Career Commander in chief of GAR, minister to Colombia, US congressman, minister to Peru.
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Name INGALLS, Rufus
Born
August 23 1818, Denmark ME
Died January 15 1893, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican war, quartermaster service.
War Service September 1861 Lt. Col. and aide to McClellan, July 1862 chief quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac, May 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, chief quartermaster of all armies around Richmond.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, quartermaster general, retired 1883.
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Name JACKSON, Conrad Feger
Born
September 11 1813, Alsace PA
Died December 13 1862, Fredericksburg VA
Pre-War Profession Militia officer, Mexican War, US Revenue officer, railroad employee.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 38th Pennsylvania (9th Pennsylvania Reserves), Dranesville, Seven Days, July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/III Corps at Second Bull Run, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/I Corps at Fredericksburg (k).
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Name JACKSON, James Streshly
Born
September 27 1823, Fayette Cty KY
Died October 8 1862, Perryville KY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War, US congressman.
War Service December 1861 recruited 3rd Kentucky Cavalry - Col., July 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 10th Divn/Army of the Ohio at Perryville (k).
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Name JACKSON, Nathaniel James
Born
July 28 1818, Newburyport MA
Died April 21 1892, Jamestown NY
Pre-War Profession Machinist, mill superintendent.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 1st Maine, September 1861 Col. of 5th Maine, Seven Days, Gaines' Mill (w), South Mountain, Antietam, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded draft rendezvous in New York, commanded 1st Divn/XX Corps in March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
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Name JACKSON, Richard Henry
Born July 14 1830, Kinnegad, Westmeath Cty, Ireland
Died November 28 1892, Atlanta GA
Pre-War Profession Enlisted US Army 1851, served in Florida and on the frontier, 1859 commissioned 2nd Lt.
War Service 1861 1st Lt in 4th US Artillery, Ft Pickens, Pensacola, Capt., Lt. Col., siege of Charleston, chief of artillery in X Corps, commanded 2nd Divn/XXV Corps at Petersburg, May 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. January 1 1865, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. November 24 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the artillery.
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Name JAMESON, Charles Davis
Born
February 24 1827, Orono ME
Died November 6 1862, on a steamboat between Boston and Bangor
Pre-War Profession Lumber businessman, militia officer.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 2nd Maine, First Bull Run, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/III Corps in Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, contracted "camp fever" and returned to Maine.
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Name JOHNSON, Andrew
Born December 29 1808, Raleigh NC
Died July 31 1875, Carter Cty TN
Pre-War Profession Tailor, politician, US congressman, governor of Tennessee, US senator.
War Service March 1862 military governor of Tennessee and appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, US Vice President.
Post War Career US President, US senator.
Notes
On the Internet Andrew Johnson
Further reading
Trefousse, Hans L Andrew Johnson : a biography New York, Norton, c1989


Name JOHNSON, Richard W
Born February 27 1827, nr Smithland KY
Died April 21 1897, St Paul MN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1849, frontier duty.
War Service October 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/McCook's Divn/Army of the Ohio, forced to surrendered while pursuing John Hunt Morgan, exchanged in December 1862, commanded 2nd Divn/Army of the Cumberland at Stone's River, commanded 2nd Divn/XX Corps at Chickamauga, commanded 1st Divn/XIV Corps at Chattanooga, Atlanta campaign, New Hope Church (w), chief of cavalry in Military Division of the Mississippi, commanded 6th Divn at Nashville.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career College professor, author.
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Name JONES, Patrick Henry
Born November 20 1830, Cty Westmeath, Ireland
Died July 23 1900, Staten Island NY
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US 1840, lawyer.
War Service July 1861 2nd Lt. in 37th New York, 1st Lt., Maj., Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Second Bull Run campaign, October 1862 Col. of 154th New York, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w,c), exchanged October 1863, Missionary Ridge, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XX Corps in Atlanta campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, December 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Post War Career Court clerk, postmaster, lawyer.
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Name JUDAH, Henry Moses
Born
June 12 1821, Snow Hill MD
Died January 14 1866, Plattsburg NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1843, Mexican War, served in the Pacific Northwest.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 4th California, acting inspector general of the Army of the Tennessee, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/Army of West Tennessee in siege of Corinth, acting inspector general of the Army of the Ohio, commanded 3rd Divn/XXIII Corps during Morgan's raid into Ohio, served in administrative capacity for the rest of the War.
Post War Career Army service in garrison duty.
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Name KANE, Thomas Leiper
Born January 27 1822, Philadelphia PA
Died December 26 1883, Philadelphia PA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US commissioner, served with the Underground Railroad, associated with the Mormons.
War Service 1861 organised the 13th Pennsylvania Reserves (the "Bucktails", also known as the 42nd Pennsylvania) - Lt. Col., Dranesville (w), Shenandoah Valley campaign, Harrisonburg (w,c), September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XII Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, resigned due to ill health November 1863.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Businessman, author.
Notes
Further reading
Zobell, Albert L Sentinel in the East: a biography of Thomas L. Kane Salt Lake City, N.G. Morgan, c1965

Name KAUTZ, August Valentine
Born January 5 1828, Baden, Germany
Died September 4 1895, Seattle WA
Pre-War Profession Mexican War, Graduated West Point 1852, service on Pacific coast.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 6th US Cavalry, defences of Washington, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, September 1862 Col. of 2nd Ohio Cavalry, served in Kansas, fought in Morgan's raid into Kentucky and Indiana, May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the Cavalry Division in the Petersburg campaign, Reams's Station, commanded 1st Divn/XXV Corps in Richmond.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. October 28 1864, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, frontier duty, retired 1892.
Notes
Further reading
Wallace, Andrew Gen. August V. Kautz and the southwestern frontier Tucson, 1967


Name KEARNY, Philip
Born June 2 1815, New York NY
Died September 1 1862, Chantilly VA
Pre-War Profession Traveled, joined US Army as 2nd Lt in 1st Dragoons, attended French Cavalry School, served in Algiers, Mexican War, served in California, resigned from the army in 1851, served in Napoleon III's Imperial Guard in Italy.
War Service May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/III Corps in Peninsula campaign, Seven Pines, July 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Second Bull Run campaign, Chantilly (k).
Notes He originated the "Kearny patch", the forerunner of corps badges.
On the Internet The Biography of General Philip Kearny
Further reading
De Peyster, J. Watts Personal and military history of Philip Kearny, Major General United States volunteers New York, Rice and Gage, 1869
Kearny, Thomas General Philip Kearny, a battle soldier of five wars, including the conquest of the West by General Stephen Watts Kearny New York, G.P. Putnam's sons, 1937
Werstein, Irving Kearny, the magnificent : the story of General Philip Kearny, 1815-1862 New York, John Day, 1962


Name KEIM, William Hugh
Born June 25 1813, nr Reading PA
Died May 18 1862, Harrisburg PA
Pre-War Profession Militia officer, politician, US congressman, surveyor-general of Pennsylvania.
War Service 1861 as Maj. Gen. of Pennsylvania Volunteers was second in command to Patterson in the Shenandoah Valley, December 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/Casey's Divn/IV Corps at Williamsburg, died of "camp fever". Notes

Name KELLEY, Benjamin Franklin
Born April 10 1807, New Hampton NH
Died July 16 1891, Oakland MD
Pre-War Profession Merchant, railroad freight agent.
War Service May 1861 raised 1st (West) Virginia - Col., Philippi (w), May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded districts in West Virginia and Maryland, guarded railroads, captured by partisans in Cumberland MD in February 1865, exchanged soon after.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. August 5 1864.
Post War Career Collector of internal revenue, superintendent of a reservation, examiner of pensions.
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Name KENLY, John Reese
Born January 11 1818, Baltimore MD
Died December 20 1891, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican War.
War Service 1861 Col. of 1st Maryland, garrison duty on upper Potomac, Front Royal (c), exchanged August 1862, August 1862 Brig. Gen. of Volunteers in command of the Maryland Brigade, guarded B & O railroad, commanded 3rd Divn/I Corps in Bristoe campaign, commanded Dist. of Delaware, served in pursuit of Early's troops following his Washington raid, defeated near Winchester, commanded Dist. of Eastern Shore (Maryland).
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career
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Name KETCHAM, John Henry
Born
December 21 1832, Dutchess Cty NY
Died November 4 1906, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Farmer, politician.
War Service October 1862 Col. of 150th New York, Gettysburg, guarded railroads in Tennessee, Atlanta campaign, Atlanta (w), Savannah (w), resigned March 1865, April 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. December 6 1864, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US congressman, commissioner of the District of Columbia.
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Name KETCHUM, William Scott
Born July 7 1813, Norwalk CT
Died June 28 1871, Baltimore MD
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1834, served in Florida and on the frontier.
War Service 1861 Maj. in 4th US Infantry, November 1861 Lt. Col. of 10th US Infantry, February 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in recruiting depots and quartermasters department.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the Adjutant General's office, retired 1870.
Notes Died under mysterious circumstances, probably murdered by his landlady.


Name KEYES, Erasmus Darwin
Born
May 29 1810, Brimfield MA
Died October 14 1895, Nice, France
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1832, frontier duty, garrison duty, instructor at West Point.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 11th US Infantry, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn at First Bull Run, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded IV Corps in Peninsula campaign, May 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, Seven Days, commanded Yorktown District, moved against Richmond during the Gettysburg campaign, served on boards and commissions, retired May 1864.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. May 31 1862.
Post War Career Gold miner, banker, wine maker.
Notes He was involved in a controversy with Gen. Dix about his actions during the Gettysburg campaign.


Name KIERNAN, James Lawlor
Born October 26 1837, Cty Galway, Ireland
Died November 29 1869, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US, doctor, published medical journal.
War Service 1861 surgeon attached to 69th New York, First Bull Run, surgeon of 6th Missouri Cavalry, Pea Ridge, resigned May 1863, August 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the post at Milliken's Bend, resigned February 1864 due to ill health.
Post War Career US consul to China, doctor.
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Name KILPATRICK, Hugh Judson "Kill Cavalry"
Born January 14 1836, Deckertown NJ
Died December 4 1881, Santiago, Chile
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1861.
War Service May 1861 Capt. in 5th New York, Big Bethel (w), Lt. Col. of 2nd New York Cavalry, various raids and skirmishes, December 1862 Col., Stoneman's raid, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/Cavalry Corps at Aldie Middleburg and Upperville, June 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/Cavalry Corps at Gettysburg, Kilpatrick-Dahlgren raid on Richmond, commanded cavalry in Atlanta campaign, Dalton (w), March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, June 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. January 12 1865, Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US minister to Chile.
Notes Goaded Elon Farnsworth to make his unnecessary charge at Gettysburg.
Further reading

Martin, Samuel J Kill-Cavalry : Sherman's merchant of terror : the life of Union General Hugh Judson Kilpatrick Madison NJ, Fairleigh Dickinson University Press, 1996


Name KIMBALL, Nathan
Born November 22 1822, Fredericksburg IN
Died January 21 1898, Ogden UT
Pre-War Profession Teacher, farmer, doctor, Mexican War.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 14th Indiana, Cheat Mountain, Greenbrier, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/V Corps in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded Shields' division at Kernstown, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/II Corps at Antietam, Fredericksburg (w), commanded 3rd Divn/XVI Corps in the siege of Vicksburg, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/IV Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded 1st Divn/IV Corps at Atlanta, Franklin, Nashville.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. February 1 1865.
Post War Career State treasurer, politician, surveyor general of Utah, postmaster.
Notes At Kernstown, he inflicted a rare defeat on T J Jackson.


Name KING, John Haskell
Born
February 19 1820, either in Sackets Harbor NY or in Michigan
Died April 7 1888, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Appointed 2nd Lt in US Army in 1837, Seminole war, Mexican War, frontier duty.
War Service 1861 brought 9 companies of regular troops from Texas to New York, Maj. in US 15th Infantry, Shiloh, advance on Corinth, Stone's River (w), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps at Chickamauga, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/XIV Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded a brigade in the Dist. of the Etowah.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. May 31 1865.
Post War Career Army service on the frontier, retired 1882.
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Name KING, Rufus
Born
January 26 1814, New York NY
Died October 13 1876, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1833, service in engineers, resigned US Army 1836, civil engineer, newspaper editor, militia officer, politician, US minister to Papal States.
War Service May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, defenses of Washington, commanded 1st Divn/III Corps at Groveton, served on Fitz John Porter's court martial, resigned due to ill health October 1863.
Post War Career US minister to Papal States, helped secure arrest of John Surratt, deputy customs collector.
Notes Was either ill (through epilepsy) or drunk at Second Bull Run.



Name KIRBY, Edmund
Born March 11 1840, Brownsville NY
Died May 28 1863, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1861.
War Service 1861 2nd Lt. in 1st US Artillery, 1st Lt., First Bull Run, Ball's Bluff, Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville (w), died following operation, May 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers. Notes Second cousin of Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith.


Name KIRK, Edward Needles
Born February 29 1828, Jefferson Cty OH
Died July 21 1863, Sterling IL
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 34th Illinois (which he helped recruit), Shiloh (w), opposed Bragg's invasion of Kentucky, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River (w,c), returned to his home in Sterling where he died of his wounds.
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Name KNIPE, Joseph Farmer
Born March 30 1823, Mount Joy PA
Died August 18 1901, Harrisburg PA
Pre-War Profession Shoemaker, enlisted in US Army 1842, Mexican War, resigned 1848, railroad employee.
War Service 1861 brigade inspector of Pennsylvania militia, October 1861 Col. of 46th Pennsylvania, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Cedar Mountain (c), commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XII Corps at Antietam, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Chancellorsville, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn/XX Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded 7th Divn/Cavalry Corps at Nashville.
Post War Career Postmaster, occupied a number of state and federal posts.
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Name KRYZANOWSKI, Wladimir
Born July 8 1824, Raznova, Poland
Died January 31 1887, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US 1846, civil engineer.
War Service 1861 raised a Polish regiment - part of 58th New York - October 1861 Col., served under Fremont and Schurz, Shenandoah Valley campaign, Second Bull Run, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - not confirmed by Senate, regimental command at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, joined Hooker's expedition to Chattanooga.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. March 2 1865.
Post War Career Civil servant in Treasury, charge with theft of public monies - charges dropped, customs inspector in Central America, customs agent.
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Name LANDER, Frederick West
Born December 17 1821, Salem MA
Died March 2 1862, Camp Chase (Paw Paw) WV
Pre-War Profession Surveyor, particularly for railroads.
War Service 1861 aide to McClellan in western Virginia, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/Stone's Divn at Edwards Ferry (w), defended Hancock MD, asked to be relieved because of his health, died of a "mortal chill".
Notes Prolific writer of patriotic poems.



Name LAUMAN, Jacob Gartner
Born January 20 1813, Taneytown MD
Died February 9 1867, Burlington IA
Pre-War Profession Businessman
War Service July 1861 Col. of 7th Iowa, Belmont (w), commanded 4th Bde/2nd Divn at Fort Donelson, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/4th Divn at Shiloh, commanded 4th Divn/XVI Corps detachment in Vicksburg campaign, relieved of command after the defeat at Jackson (after the fall of Vicksburg), returned to Iowa to await orders.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Businessman
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Name LAWLER, Michael Kelly
Born November 16 1814, Cty Kildare, Ireland
Died July 26 1882, nr Equality IL
Pre-War Profession Emigrated to US 1816, Mexican war, farmer, merchant.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 18th Illinois, Fort Donelson (w), served in Kentucky and Tennessee, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/14th Divn/XIII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River Bridge, served in Louisiana and Texas in the Dept. of the Gulf.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Farmer.
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Name LEDLIE, James Hewett
Born April 14 1832, Utica NY
Died August 15 1882, Staten Island NY
Pre-War Profession Civil engineer.
War Service May 1861 helped raise 19th New York - Maj., Lt. Col., December 1861 Col., regiment re-designated 3rd New York Artillery, service in North Carolina, December 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers (not confirmed by Senate until Ledlie had pulled a few strings in October 1863), commanded 1st Divn/IX Corps (poorly) at Petersburg, performed badly at the Crater, criticized by a court of enquiry, resigned January 1865.
Post War Career
Civil engineer.
Notes Despite continuing bad performance, his political connections assisted his advancement.



Name LEE, Albert Lindley
Born January 16 1834, Fulton NY
Died December 31 1907, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, state supreme court judge.
War Service October 1861 Maj. in 7th Kansas Cavalry, served in Kansas and western Missouri, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served in cavalry operations around in the Vicksburg campaign, chief of staff to McClernand at Champion's Hill and Big Black River Bridge, wounded in siege of Vicksburg, chief of cavalry in Dept. of the Gulf, commanded the cavalry in Red River campaign, performed no further substantial duties, resigned May 1865.
Post War Career Businessman.
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Name LEGGETT, Mortimer Dormer
Born April 19 1821, nr Ithaca NY
Died January 6 1896, Cleveland OH
Pre-War Profession Teacher, lawyer, schools superintendent, college professor.
War Service 1861 civilian aide to McClellan in western Virginia, January 1862 Col. of 78th Ohio, Fort Donelson, Shiloh, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign, commanded 3rd Divn/XVII Corps in Atlanta campaign, Leggett's Hill, March to the Sea, Carolinas campaign, August 1865 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. September 1 1864.
Post War Career Lawyer, US commissioner of patents, businessman.
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Name LIGHTBURN, Joseph Andrew Jackson
Born September 21 1824, Webster PA
Died May 17 1901, Lewis Cty WV
Pre-War Profession Beaten by T J Jackson for a place at West Point, enlisted in US Army 1846, recruiting duty, resigned as Sgt. 1851.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 4th West Virginia, Charleston, Gauley Bridge, March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/XV Corps in Vicksburg campaign, Missionary Ridge, commanded a brigade in Atlanta campaign, Kennesaw Mountain, Atlanta (w), served in West Virginia and Maryland.
Post War Career Minister.
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Name LOCKWOOD, Henry Hayes
Born August 17 1814, Kent Cty DE
Died December 7 1899, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1836, Seminole war, resigned US army 1837, farmer, professor of mathematics in US Navy, professor at US Naval Academy.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 1st Delaware, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the prison at Point Lookout, commanded 2nd Bde/1stDivn/XII Corps at Gettysburg, garrison duty near Harper's Ferry, commanded Middle Dept. at Baltimore, commanded 2nd Divn/V Corps at Cold Harbor, departmental duties in Maryland, led troops against Early's Washington raid, departmental duties.
Post War Career Instructor at Annapolis, served at Naval Observatory, retired 1876.
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Name LOGAN, John Alexander
Born February 9 1826, Jackson Cty IL
Died December 26 1886, District of Columbia
Pre-War Profession Mexican war, lawyer, politician, US congressman.
War Service 1861 First Bull Run, raised the 31st Illinois - September 1861 Col., Belmont, Fort Donelson (w), March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/1st Divn at Corinth, November 1862 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Divn/XVII Corps in Vicksburg campaign - Medal of Honor, commanded XV Corps in Atlanta campaign, Dallas GA (w), returned to Illinois for 1864 election, commanded his corps in Carolinas campaign.
Post War Career US congressman, US senator, writer.
Notes Credited with having the idea of Memorial Day.
On the Internet Gen. John A. Logan Museum
Further reading
Cottingham, Carl D General John A. Logan: his life and times Carbondale IL, American Resources Group, 1982-89




Name LONG, Eli
Born
June 16 1837, Woodford Cty KY
Died January 5 1903, New York NY
Pre-War Profession 1856 appointed 2nd Lt. in US Cavalry, frontier service.
War Service August 1861 Capt., transferred to 4th US Cavalry, Stone's River (w), February 1863 Col. of 4th Ohio Cavalry, Tullahoma campaign, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/Cavalry in Chickamauga campaign, Atlanta campaign, August 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Nashville, commanded the 2nd Divn in Wilson's raid, Selma (w).
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service, retired 1867, lawyer, borough recorder.
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Name LOWELL, Charles Russell
Born January 2 1835, Boston MA
Died October 20 1864, Cedar Creek VA
Pre-War Profession Businessman in railroads and ironworks
War Service May 1861 commissioned as Capt. in 3rd US Cavalry, Peninsula campaign, Antietam, recruited 2nd Massachusetts Cavalry - May 1863 Col., Washington defenses, opposed Early's raid, commanded a Reserve Bde/1st Divn/Cavalry in Shenandoah Valley campaign, Third Winchester, Tom's Brook, Cedar Creek (mw), appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers on the day of the battle.
Notes
Further reading
Emerson, Edward Waldo Life and letters of Charles Russell Lowell, captain Sixth United States Cavalry, colonel Second Massachusetts Cavalry, brigadier-general United States Volunteers Port Washington NY, Kennikat Press, 1971


Name LUCAS, Thomas John
Born
September 9 1826, Lawrenceburg IN
Died November 16 1908, Lawrenceburg IN
Pre-War Profession Watchmaker, Mexican war.
War Service May 1861 Lt. Col. of 16th Indiana, Ball's Bluff, May 1862 Col., Richmond KY, Vicksburg campaign (w), commanded a brigade of cavalry in Red River campaign, November 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded a brigade and division in Mobile campaign, raided in Florida, Georgia and Alabama.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 26 1865.
Post War Career Employee of US Revenue Service, postmaster.
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Name LYON, Nathaniel
Born July 14 1818, Ashford CT
Died August 10 1861, Wilson's Creek MO
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1841, Seminole war, Mexican war, service in 'Bloody Kansas'.
War Service 1861 commanded St Louis arsenal, seized the pro-Confederate Camp Jackson, May 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, Wilson's Creek (k).
Notes
Further reading
Peckham, James Gen. Nathaniel Lyon, and Missouri in 1861: a monograph of the great rebellion New York, American News Company, 1866
Phillips, Christopher ****ed Yankee : the life of General Nathaniel Lyon Columbia, University of Missouri Press, 1990


Name LYTLE, William Haynes
Born November 2 1826, Cincinnati OH
Died September 20 1863, Chickamauga GA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican war, politician, Maj. Gen. of militia, poet.
War Service May 1861 Col. of 10th Ohio, Carnifax Ferry (w), commanded a recruit post in Kentucky, Kentucky campaign, commanded a 17th Bde/3rd Divn/I Corps at Perryville (w,c), November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, exchanged May 1983, commanded 1st Bde/3rd Divn/XX Corps at Chickamauga (mw).
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