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M. R. Patrick
M. R. Patrick

Federal (USA)

Brigadier General

Marsena Rudolph Patrick

(1811 - 1888)
Home State: New York
Command Billet: Brigade Commander
Branch of Service: Infantry
Unit: 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, I Corps

see his Battle Report


Before the Antietam Campaign:
He graduated from the USMA in 1835, resigned from the US Army in 1850, and became a college president. In May 1861 he was appointed Inspector General of the State of New York, and in March 1862 appointed BGen. of Volunteers commanding the 2nd Brigade/ 3rd Division/I Corps in the defenses of Washington. He commanded the 3rd Brigade/1st Division/ III Corps at Second Bull Run and Chantilly.

In the Antietam Campaign:
He led the 3rd Brigade/First Division of the First (I) Corps.

The remainder of the War:
He was made Provost Marshal of the Army of the Potomac and later all armies operating against Richmond. Later he commanded the District of Henrico (Richmond).

After the War:
Post War Career: Governor of soldiers' home.

Birth Date: 3/11/1811    Place of Birth: near Waterton, NY    
College: US Military Academy, West Point, NY    Graduating Year: 1835    
Death Date: 7/27/1888    Death Place: Dayton, OH    

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