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E. Tyler
E. Tyler

Federal (USA)

Brigadier General

Erastus Bernard Tyler

(1822 - 1891)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 1st Brigade, 3rd Division, V Corps

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
Before the War he was a successful fur hunter and merchant. In April 1861 he was Colonel of the 7th Ohio Regiment at Cross Lanes WV, and he commanded the 3rd Brigade/Shields' Division at Winchester and Port Republic. In May 1862 he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He commanded the First Brigade in the Third Division/Fifth (V) Corps, in reserve on the 17th at Antietam.

The remainder of the War:
He continued to lead the Brigade at Fredericksburg, where he was wounded, and at Chancellorsville. He later commanded the defenses of Baltimore.

After the War:
He was Postmaster of Baltimore.

Birth Date: 04/24/1822    Birth State: NY    
College: Granville (OH) College (now Denison University)    
Death Date: 01/09/1891    Death Place: Baltimore, MD    Burial Place: Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, MD

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