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J. Cochrane

J. Cochrane

Federal (USV)

Brigadier General

John Cochrane

(1813 - 1898)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Brigade,1st Division, 4th Corps

Before Antietam

Pre-War Profession: Lawyer and US Congressman. In June 1861 he recruited the 65th NY Regiment was made its Colonel and led them at Seven Pines. In July 1862 he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the 3rd Brigade of the First Division/4th Corps (attached to the 6th Corps). The Division was not in the battle on the 17th but was marching between Sharpsburg and Harpers Ferry looking for Confederates (!).

The rest of the War

He commanded the 1st Brigade/3rd Division/6th Corps at Fredericksburg and resigned in February 1863 (for health reasons).

After the War

He was Attorney General of NY and a politician.

References & notes

Notes: It has been suggested that his resignation was politically related (details?).