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G. Gordon
G. Gordon

Federal (USA)

Brigadier General

George Henry Gordon

(1823 - 1886)
Home State: Massachusetts
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, XII Corps

see his Battle Report

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Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated from the USMA in 1846, served in the Mexican war, and resigned his commission in 1854; he then practiced law. In May 1861 he recruited and organized the 2nd Massachusetts Regiment and was its Colonel, seeing action in the Shenandoah Valley campaign. In June 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers, and then commanded the 3rd Brigade/1st Division/II Corps (XII Corps?) at Cedar Mountain and Chantilly.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He continued in command of the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division/Twelfth (XII) Corps until he relieved the wounded BGen Crawford in command of the Division.

The remainder of the War:
He led his Brigade on the Suffolk campaign commanded a division in the siege of Charleston and served (doing what?) in Arkansas Florida and Eastern VA.

After the War:
He resumed his law practice and was an author and historian.


College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1846    


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