Rutherford Birchard Hayes(1822 - 1893)
Home State: Ohio
Command Billet: Commanding Regiment
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 23rd Ohio Infantry
Before the Antietam Campaign:
Pre-War Profession: Lawyer and politician. In June 1861 he was appointed Maj. of the 23rd OH - soon after promoted LCol.
In the Antietam Campaign:
Lieutenant Colonel in command of the 23rd OH Regiment part of First Brigade/Kanawha Division/Ninth (IX) Corps he was wounded at South Mountain.
The remainder of the War:
He commanded the 1st Brigade/2nd Division/Army of West VA in Shenandoah Valley campaign at Fisher's Hill and at Cedar Creek. In October 1864 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers and served on garrison duty.
After the War:
Post-war he was a US congressman, Governor of OH, US President.
References, Sources, and other notes:
His Presidential Election (from the White House site):
Safe liberalism, party loyalty, and a good war record made Hayes an acceptable Republican candidate in 1876. He opposed Governor Samuel J. Tilden of New York.
|Birth State: OH |
College: Kenyon College/Harvard Law
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