See also:American soldier, was
See also:born in
See also:Detroit, Michigan, on the 14th of
See also:September 1819, and graduated at the U.S. military academy in 1839 . He served in the Mexican War under
See also:Scott, and was breveted for gallantry at Contreras and Churubusco and at Chapultepec . He became captain in 1852 and major in 1861 . His professional attainments were
See also:great, and in 1856 he was a member of a
See also:board entrusted with the revision of
See also:drill and tactics . He took
See also:part in the first
See also:battle of Bull Run in 1861, and soon afterwards became chief of artillery in the
See also:Washington defences . As a colonel on the
See also:staff of General M`Clellan he organized and trained the artillery reserve of the Army of the
See also:Potomac . Throughout the
See also:Civil War he contributed more than any officer to the effective employment of the artillery
See also:arm . With the artillery reserve he rendered the greatest assistance at the battle of
See also:Hill, and soon afterwards he became chief of artillery in the Army of the Potomac . On the
See also:day after the battle of South
See also:Mountain he was made brigadier-general of
See also:volunteers . At the
See also:Antietam, Fredericksburg and
See also:Chancellorsville, he rendered further
See also:good service, and at
See also:Gettysburg his handling of the artillery was conspicuous in the repulse of Pickett's
See also:charge, and he was rewarded with the brevet of colonel . He served in Virginia to the end of the war, attaining the brevet ranks of major-general of volunteers and brigadier-general of regulars . When the U.S. army was reorganized in 1866 he became colonel of the 5th artillery and
See also:president of the permanent Artillery Board .
He held various commands until 1883, when he retired to become
See also:governor of the Soldiers' Home, Washington, D.C . He died on the 11th of
See also:February 1889 . He was the author of Instructions for
See also:Field Artillery (186o), and of papers on Gettysburg in the " Battles and Leaders " series . His
See also:brother, LEwls
See also:HUNT (1824-1886), served throughout the Civil War in the
See also:infantry arm, becoming brigadier-general of volunteers in 1862, and brevet brigadier-general U.S.A. in 1865 .
HENRY HUNT (1i73-1835)
JAMES HENRY LEIGH HUNT (1784-1859)
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