Aug 31, 2006
Orlando FL
UPTON, Emory
Born August 27 1839, nr Batavia NY
Died March 15 1881, San Francisco CA
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1861
War Service May 1861 2nd Lt. in 4th US Artillery, 1st Lt., adc to Gen. Tyler at Blackburn's Ford, First Bull Run (w), Peninsula campaign, Seven Days, commanded Artillery Bde/1st Divn/VI Corps at South Mountain, Antietam, October 1862 Col. of 121st New York, Fredericksburg, commanded 2nd Bde/1st Divn/VI Corps at Gettysburg, Mine Run, Wilderness, Spotsylvania (w), Cold Harbor, May 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Divn/VI Corps in Shenandoah campaign, Opequon (w), commanded 4th Cavalry Divn under Wilson in Alabama and Georgia.
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 in the infantry, commandant of cadets at West Point, author.
Notes Performed superbly in the three branches of the army, especially at the Bloody Angle at Spotsylvania.