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.
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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, defences 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.
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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.
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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 organised 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.
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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 defences 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.
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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 defences.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in the artillery, garrison duty, retired 1882.
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Name DE TROBRIAND, Philippe Rgis Dnis 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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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 DUFFI, 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, travelled 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.
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Name DURYE, 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.
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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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