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.
Notes

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 defence 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.
Notes

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 defences 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.
Notes

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, defences 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) 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.
Notes

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 defences, 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.
Notes

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.
Notes

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.
Notes

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.
Notes

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 defences, 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 HINCKS, 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.
Notes

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

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 defences, 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.
Notes

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 organised 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.
Notes

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) 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, BG in state militia.
War Service November 1861 Col. of 85th Pennsylvania, Washington defences, 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 defences, 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.
Notes A corrupt administrator whose connections ensured that he avoided justice.


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