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, defences 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.
Notes

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.
Notes

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, organised 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
Notes

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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