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G. Gordon

G. Gordon

Federal (USV)

Brigadier General

George Henry Gordon

(1823 - 1886)

Home State: Massachusetts

Education: US Military Academy, West Point, NY, Class of 1846

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

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 Brigadier General of Volunteers, and then commanded the 3rd Brigade/1st Division/Second Corps (Twelfth Corps?) at Cedar Mountain and Chantilly.

On the Campaign

He continued in command of the 3rd Brigade of the 1st Division/Twelfth (XII) Corps until he relieved the wounded Brigadier General Crawford in command of the Division.

The rest 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.