Person:William Thomas Harbaugh Brooks

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William Thomas Harbaugh Brooks


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 Civil War Union Brigadier General, Farmer

Born:January 28, 1821, New Lebanon, Ohio
Died:July 19, 1870, Huntsville, AL
Buried:Maple Hill Cemetery

Notes:

•  Major General during the American Civil War. After war he became a farmer near Huntsville and is one of two Union Generals buried in Maple Hill Cemetery.

•  "War Service: September 1861 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/IV Corps in Peninsula campaign, commanded 2nd Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps at Seven Days (wounded), Antietam (wounded), commanded 1st Divn/VI Corps at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, June 1863 promoted Maj. Gen. of Volunteers - later revoked, commanded Dept. of the Monongahela, commanded 1st Divn/XVIII Corps at Cold Harbor, Petersburg, resigned because of poor health July 1864." - Squidoo.com

•  "An Ohio-born Union soldier of Vermont lineage who graduated from West Point in 1841, Brooks served in the Seminole and Mexican Wars. He commanded the Vermont Brigade of the Army of the Potomac during the Peninsula campaign and was wounded in the Battle of Savage Station. Brooks later led Union troops at Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Cold Harbor, and Petersburg before resigning in July 1864 due to ill health." - The Civil War Letters of Forrest Little

•  Served in the Seminole War (garrison duty) and Mexcian War (frontier duty).

•  West Point graduate 1841.

•  One of the two Union generals buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Huntsville, AL


Related Links:
•  Antiedam on the Web - Service record

•  Aztec Club - Bio
•  briartech.com - Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll Photo by Norm Walker
•  Find a Grave - Bio
•  GeneralsAndEvents.com - Great photos
•  Squidoo.com - Union general officers of the American Civil War
•  The Civil War Letters of Forrest Little - Letters
•  Wikipedia: Bio - Bio
•  Wikipedia: Photo - Photo




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