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H. Tyndale

H. Tyndale

Federal (USA)

Lieutenant Colonel

Hector Tyndale

(1821 - 1880)

Home State: Pennsylvania

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps

Before Antietam

Pre-War Profession: Importer, expert in porcelain. In June 1861 he was commissioned Major in the 28th Pennsylvania Regiment, then promoted to LCol.

On the Campaign

He commanded the First Brigade of the Second Division of the Twelfth (XII) Army Corps but was wounded and replaced in Brigade command by Maj. Orrin J. Crane of the 7th OH.

The rest of the War

In November 1862 he was appointed BGen. of Volunteers and commanded the 1st Brigade/3rd Division/XI Corps at Wauhatchie. He resigned his commission in August 1864 due to ill health.

After the War

He resumed his Import business and was a politician.

References & notes

See a more detailed biographical sketch from Appleton's Cyclopedia of American Biography online (thanks to member Lee McGinnis for the link). Summary data above is from Warner, Ezra, Generals in Blue and Heitman, Francis, Historical Register of the United States Army 1789-1903




3/19/1880; Philadelphia, PA