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J.J. Bartlett

J.J. Bartlett

Federal (USV)


Joseph Jackson Bartlett

(1834 - 1893)

Home State: New York

Command Billet: Brigade Commander

Branch of Service: Infantry

Unit: 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps


see his Battle Report

Before Antietam

He was a lawyer in Binghamton and Elmira before the War. In May 1861 he was commissioned Captain in the 27th New York Infantry, was promoted to Major, and fought at First Bull Run. In September he was appointed Colonel, and led his Regiment on the Peninsula campaign and at the Seven Days.

On the Campaign

He was in command of the 2nd Brigade of the 1st Division/Sixth (VI) Corps in Maryland.

The rest of the War

In October 1862 he was appointed Brigadier General of Volunteers, his appointment expired, and he was reappointed in March 1863. He led the 2nd Brigade at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Mine Run in 1863. He commanded the 3rd Brigade/1st Division/Fifth Corps at the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and Cold Harbor in 1864, and at Petersburg, and Appomattox in 1865.

After the War

He was US Minister to Sweden and deputy commissioner of pensions under President Grover Cleveland.

References & notes

His service and bio basics from Warner.1 His gravesite is on Findagrave. His picture from a photograph at the Library of Congress.

More on the Web

See a group photograph of Bartlett and other officers of the Sixth Corps earlier in the war on the Peninsula of Virginia in May 1862, over on the blog.


11/21/1834; Binghamton, NY


1/14/1893; Baltimore, MD; burial in Arlington National Cemetery , Arlington, Virginia


1   Warner, Ezra J., Generals in Blue, Lives of the Union Commanders, Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 1964, pg. 23-24  [AotW citation 29435]