Name VAN ALEN, James Henry
Born August 17 1819, Kinderhook NY
Died July 22 1886, en route to the US on an ocean liner
Pre-War Profession Managed his business interests.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 3rd New York Cavalry, defences of Washington, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, served on the court investigating McDowell's performance at Second Bull Run, commanded defences of Aquia Creek, resigned July 1863.
Post War Career Travelled.
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Name VAN CLEVE, Horatio Phillips
Born November 23 1809, Princeton NJ
Died April 24 1891, Minneapolis MN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1831, garrison duty, resigned 1836, farmer, teacher, civil engineer, surveyor, stockman.
War Service July 1861 Col. of 2nd Minnesota, Mill Springs, March 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, advance on Corinth, commanded 2nd Divn/XIV Corps at Stone's River, commanded 3rd Divn/XXI Corps in Chickamauga campaign, commanded the post at Stone's River.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career State adjutant general, postmaster.
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Name VAN DERVEER, Ferdinand
Born February 27 1823, Middletown OH
Died November 5 1892, Hamilton OH
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, Mexican war, county sheriff.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 35th Ohio, advance on Corinth, Perryville, Stone's River, commanded 3rd Bde/3rd Divn/XIV Corps at Chickamauga, led his regiment at Missionary Ridge, commanded 2nd Bde/3rd Divn/XIV Corps in Atlanta campaign, October 1864 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XIV Corps at Huntsville.
Post War Career Lawyer, judge.
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Name VANDEVER, William
Born March 31 1817, Baltimore MD
Died July 23 1893, Ventura CA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, US congressman.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 9th Iowa, commanded 2nd Bde/4th Divn at Pea Ridge, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Divn/Army of the Frontier in Vicksburg campaign, commanded 1st Bde/Herron's Divn/XIII Corps at Vicksburg, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/XVI Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded 1st Bde/2nd Divn/XIV Corps in Carolinas campaign, Bentonville.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. June 7 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, Indian inspector, US congressman.
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Name VAN VLIET, Stewart
Born July 21 1815, Ferrisburg VT
Died March 28 1901, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1840, artillery service, quartermaster service, Mexican war.
War Service August 1861 Maj. and chief quartermaster of the Army of the Potomac, September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - appointment expired, asked to be relieved of his post, transportation and supply duty in New York, March 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. October 28 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 1881.
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Name VAN WYCK, Charles Henry
Born May 10 1824, Poughkeepsie NY
Died October 24 1895, Washington DC
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, district attorney, US congressman.
War Service September 1861 Col. of 56th New York, not closely engaged in the Seven Days battles, served in South Carolina, September 1865 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865.
Post War Career US congressman, state politician, US senator.
Notes He served in Congress until March 1863.

Name VEATCH, James Clifford
Born December 19 1819, Elizabethtown IN
Died December 22 1895, Rockport IN
Pre-War Profession Lawyer, county auditor, politician.
War Service August 1861 Col. of 25th Indiana, commanded 2nd Bde/4th Divn at Ft Donelson, Shiloh, April 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, advance on Corinth, commanded the Dist. of Memphis, commanded 4th Divn/XVI Corps in Atlanta campaign, commanded minor posts in the South, commanded 1st Divn/XIII Corps in Mobile campaign.
Brevet Promotions Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 26 1865.
Post War Career Lawyer, state adjutant general, collector of internal revenue.
Notes
Further reading
Veitch, William A James Clifford Veatch: scholar, solicitor, statesman & soldier Redmond OR, W.A. Veitch, 1980

Name VIELE, Egbert Ludovicus
Born June 17 1825, Waterford NY
Died April 22 1902, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1847, Mexican war, frontier duty, resigned 1853, civil engineer.
War Service April 1861 Capt. of Engineers in 7th New York Militia, August 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 1st Bde/South Carolina Divn in Ft Pulaski campaign, military governor of Norfolk VA, supervised the draft in Ohio, resigned October 1863.
Post War Career Engineer, New York City park commissioner, US congressman, writer on civil engineering matters.
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Name VINCENT, Strong
Born June 17 1837, Waterford PA
Died July 7 1863, Gettysburg PA
Pre-War Profession Lawyer.
War Service April 1861 1st Lt and adjutant of Erie Regt. Pennsylvania Volunteers, Lt. Col. of 83rd Pennsylvania, Yorktown, June 1862 Col., Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, commanded 3rd Bde/1st Divn/V Corps at Gettysburg (mw), July 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers.
Notes Rushed the forces to Little Round Top to save the Union left.
On the Internet Brig. Gen. Strong Vincent

Name VINTON, Francis Laurens
Born June 1 1835, Fort Preble ME
Died October 6 1879, Leadville CO
Pre-War Profession West Point 1856, resigned immediately, student of mining engineering, drawing instructor.
War Service August 1861 Capt. in 16th United States, October 1861 Col. of 43rd New York, Peninsula campaign, September 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers - commission expired, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps at Fredericksburg (w), March 1863 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, May 1863 resigned probably due to ill health.
Post War Career Professor of civil and mining engineering, mining engineer.
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Name VODGES, Israel
Born August 4 1816, Willistown PA
Died December 7 1889, New York NY
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1837, artillery duty, instructor at West Point, Seminole war, garrison duty.
War Service May 1861 Maj. in 1st United States Artillery, Ft Pickens (c), released August 1862, constructed artillery positions in South Carolina, November 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded the defences of Norfolk and Portsmouth VA, commanded in North Carolina.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. April 9 1865.
Post War Career Army service, artillery duty, kept the peace in civil unrest, resigned 1881.
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Name VON STEINWEHR, Baron Adolph Wilhelm August Friedrich
Born September 25 1822, Brunswick, Germany
Died February 25 1877, Buffalo NY
Pre-War Profession Prussian officer, Mexican war, worked on the US/Mexico border survey, farmer.
War Service June 1861 Col. of 29th New York, October 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/Blenker's Divn in Shenandoah Valley campaign, commanded 2nd Divn/I Corps at Second Bull Run, commanded 2nd Divn/XI Corps at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga, Wauhatchie.
Post War Career Cartographer, geographer, teacher, writer.
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On the Internet Adolph Von Steinwehr


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