★ ★  Slocum, Henry W.

Henry Warner Slocum Sr.

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Born: September 24, 1827

Birthplace: Delphi Falls, New York

Father: Matthew Barnard Slocum 1788 – 1853
(Buried: Delphi Falls Baptist Church, Delphi Falls, New York)​

Mother: Mary Lowell Ostrander 1791 – 1865
(Buried: Delphi Falls Baptist Church, Delphi Falls, New York)​

Wife: Caroline A. Rice 1830 – 1899
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York)​

Children:

Florence Elizabeth Slocum Kingsbury 1859 – 1939​
(Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia)​
Henry Warner Slocum Jr. 1862 – 1949​
Major Beach Crowell Slocum 1870 – 1945​
(Buried: Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, Colma, California)​
Clarence Rice Slocum 1871 – 1912​
(Buried: Green – Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York)​

Education:

1852: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (7th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1852 – 1855: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 1st Artillery​
1852 – 1853: Served in the Seminole War in Florida​
1853 – 1856: Garrison Duty at Fort Moultrie, South Carolina​
1855 – 1856: 1st​ Lt. United States Army, 1st Artillery​
1856: Resigned from United States Army on October 31st
1856 – 1861: Attorney in Syracuse, New York​
1859: New York State Representative​
1859 – 1861: Colonel and Instructor of Artillery for New York Militia​

Civil War Career:

1861: Colonel of 27th New York Infantry Regiment​
1861: Wounded at the First Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1861 – 1862: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862: Served in the Siege of Yorktown, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Eltham’s Landing, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Gaines Mill, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Glendale, Virginia​
1862 – 1865: Major General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1862: Served in the Battle of Malvern Hill, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battles of South Mountain, and Antietam​
1862 – 1864: Commander of Union Army 12th Army Corps​
1862: Guarded Harper’s Ferry, and the Upper Potomac River​
1862 – 1863: In March to Stafford Court House​
1863: Served at Stafford Court House, Virginia​
1863: Served in the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Commander of Right Wing at the Battle of Gettysburg​
1863: Served in pursuit of Confederates to Warrenton, Virginia​
1863 – 1864: Guarded Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad​
1864: Commander of Union Army, 20th Army Corps​
1864: Guarded the Chattahoochee River in Georgia​
1864: His troops were the first to enter Atlanta, after Surrender​
1864 – 1865: Union Army Commander, Army of Georgia​
1864: Served in Sherman’s March to the Sea​
1864: Received the Surrender of Savannah on December 21st
1865: Served in the Carolina’s Campaign
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1865: Heavily engaged at Battle of Averasborough, North Carolina​
1865: Served in the Battle of Bentonville, North Carolina​
1865: Served in the Occupation of Goldsborough, North Carolina​
1865: Present at the Capture of Raleigh, North Carolina​
1865: Present at the surrender of Johnston at Durham, North Carolina​
1865: Served on the march to Richmond, Virginia and Washington, D.C.​
1865: Union Army Commander, Department of Mississippi​
1865: Resigned from the Union Army on September 28th

Occupation after War:

1865: Unsuccessful Candidate for New York State Secretary of State​
1866: Declined rank of Colonel of U.S. Army, 31st Infantry Regiment​
1865 – 1869: Attorney in Brooklyn, New York​
1868: President of New York Electoral College​
1869 – 1894: Companion of New York Commandry of Loyal Legion​
1869 – 1873: United States Congressman from New York​
1869 – 1873: Member of the House Committee on Military Affairs​
1875: Launched a Campaign in Brooklyn for Civil Service Reform​
1876 – 1882: Commissioner of Brooklyn City Works Department​
President of Society for the Army of the Potomac​
1880 – 1887: President of New York Soldiers and Sailors Home​
1882 – 1894: Attorney in Brooklyn, New York​
Member of New York Monuments Commission for Gettysburg​
1885: Grand Marshal for Grover Cleveland’s inaugural Parade​
1891: Honorary pallbearer and planner of Sherman’s Funeral​

Died: April 14, 1894

Place of Death: Brooklyn, New York

Cause of Death: Liver Disease

Age at time of Death:
66 years old

Burial Place: Green – Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, New York
 
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Polloco

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That wound he received at 1st Bull Run was in the thigh, it was during his recovery that his promotion to brigadier came through.
 

Polloco

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After General Mansfield was mortally wounded at Antietam General Slocum took over the command of the 12th Corps. This Corps was on it's way to Fredricksburg as the Battle was being fought therefore missing out.
 
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Polloco

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He despised Hooker and refused to serve under him in at Chattanooga.He even submitted his resignation but it was rejected. He was sent to Vicksburg but recalled to Georgia in August of 1864 after Hooker had left the Army. He felt he was cheated out of the command of the Army of the Tennessee when it was given to his junior, Oliver O. Howard.The 20th Corps he commanded at Atlanta was the 11th Corps and his old 12th Corps which were combined.
 

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He despised Hooker and refused to serve under him in at Chattanooga.He even submitted his resignation but it was rejected. He was sent to Vicksburg but recalled to Georgia in August of 1864 after Hooker had left the Army. He felt he was cheated out of the command of the Army of the Tennessee when it was given to his junior, Oliver O. Howard.The 20th Corps he commanded at Atlanta was the 11th Corps and his old 12th Corps which were combined.
Probably wasn't annoyed for long, as he soon was raised to command the newly formed Army of Georgia.
 

Polloco

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Was there ever really an "Army of Georgia" or was that just the left wing of the Army of the Mississippi? (Which he took over command of on November 11, 1864). His command was officially designated as the Army of Georgia on March 28, 1865.
 

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One source said Sherman created the Army of Georgia in November of 1864 "by combining the remaining XlV Corps and the XX Corps of the Army of the Cumberland. This new army , placed under the command of Major General Henry W. Slocum of the XX Corps, served as one of the two wings in Sherman's March to the Sea."
 
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