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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1851

Vol. II

(Born Ky.)

Kenner Garrard

(Ap'd at Large)


Born Sep. 30, 1827, Bourbon Co., KY.

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, July 1, 1847, to July 1, 1851, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Bvt. Second Lieut., 4th Artillery, July 1, 1851.

Served: in garrison at Ft. Mifflin, Pa., 1851‑52; on frontier duty at

(Transferred to 1st Dragoons, Feb. 20, 1852)

Ft. Conrad, N. M., 1852, — and Albuquerque, N. M., 1852‑53; on Topographical

(Second Lieut., 1st Dragoons, Oct. 31, 1853)

 p442  duty on Pacific Railroad Exploration, from Doña Ana, N. M., to Preston, Tex., 1853‑54; in garrison at Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1854‑55; in charge of the Cavalry Instruction at Carlisle Barracks, Pa.,

(First Lieut., 2d Cavalry, Mar. 3, 1855)

1855; as Adjutant, 2d Cavalry, Apr. 20, 1855, to May 31, 1858, at Louisville, Ky., 1855, — Jefferson Barracks, Mo., 1855, — Ft. Mason, Tex., 1856, — San Antonio, Tex., 1856‑57, 1857‑58, — and Ft. Mason, Tex., 1858; on Recruiting service, 1858‑60; in conducting recruits to Texas, 1860‑61; and on frontier duty at Camp Cooper, Tex., 1861, being captured, Apr. 12, 1861, at San Antonio, Tex., by Texan insurgents and put upon parole until exchanged as a prisoner of war, Aug. 27, 1862.

Served during the Rebellion of the Seceding States, 1861‑66: at Washington, D. C., in the Commissary-General's Office, Apr. to Sep., 1861;

(Captain, 2d Cavalry, Feb. 27, 1861: 5th Cavalry, Aug. 3, 1861)

at the Military Academy, 1861‑62, as Asst. Instructor of Cavalry, Sep. 16 to Dec. 5, 1861, — and as Commandant of Cadets (ex officio Lieut.‑Colonel), and Instructor of Artillery, Cavalry, and Infantry Tactics, Dec. 5, 1861, to Sep. 25, 1862; in the Rappahannock Campaign

(Colonel, 146th N. Y. Volunteers, Sep. 23, 1862)

(Army of the Potomac), Nov., 1862, to June, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Fredericksburg, Dec. 13, 1862, — and Battle of Chancellorsville, May 2‑4, 1863; in the Pennsylvania Campaign (Army of the Potomac), June‑July, 1863, being engaged in the Battle of Gettysburg,

(Bvt. Lieut.‑Colonel, July 2, 1863,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa.)

July 1‑3, 1863, — and Pursuit of the enemy to Warrenton, Va., July,

(Brig.‑General, U. S. Volunteers, July 23, 1863)

1863; in the Rapidan Campaign (Army of the Potomac), Oct. to Dec.,

(Major, 3d Cavalry, Nov. 2, 1863)

1863, being engaged in the Combat of Rappahannock Station, Nov. 7, 1863, — and Mine Run Operations, Nov. 26 to Dec. 6, 1863; in charge of the Cavalry Bureau at Washington, D. C., Dec., 1863, to Jan., 1864; in command of 2d Cavalry Division (Army of the Cumberland), Feb. to Dec., 1864, in Operations about Chattanooga and in the Invasion of Georgia, being constantly engaged on detached Expeditions, and in frequent engagements during the entire Atlanta Campaign; in command of

(Bvt. Colonel, July 22, 1864,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Expedition of Covington, Ga.)

2d Cavalry Division (Military Division of the Mississippi), Oct.‑Nov., 1864, during Major-General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Sherman's Pursuit of the Rebel Army under General Indicates a West Point graduate and gives his Class.Hood from Dalton to Rome, Ga.; in command of 2d Division, 16th Army Corps, Dec., 1864, to July, 1865, being engaged in the Battle

(Bvt. Major-General, U. S. Volunteers, Dec. 15, 1864, for Conspicuous Gallantry and Efficiency during the Battle of the 15th and 16th, before Nashville, Ten.)

of Nashville, Ten., Dec. 15‑16, 1864, — Operations against Mobile, Mar. 10 to Apr. 13, 1865, participating in the Siege of Spanish Fort

(Bvt. Brig.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services at the Battle of Nashville, Ten.)

(Bvt. Maj.‑General, U. S. Army, Mar. 13, 1865,
for Gallant and Meritorious Services in the Field during the Rebellion)

(guarding corps train), Mar. 27 to Apr. 3, 1865, and Siege of Blakely, Apr. 3‑9, 1865, where he led the storming column which captured the place, — Movement to Montgomery, Ala., Apr. 13‑27, 1865, remaining  p443 in the vicinity to Aug., 1865; in command of the District of Mobile, Ala., Aug.‑Sep., 1865; and as Asst. Inspector-General of the Department

(Mustered out of Volunteer Service, Aug. 24, 1865)

of the Missouri, Mar. 2 to Nov. 9, 1866.

Resigned, Nov. 9, 1866.

Civil History. — Member of "Platting Commission," 1871‑79, and of "Sewage Commission," Cincinnati, O., 1875‑79.

Died, May 15, 1879, at Cincinnati, O.: Aged 49.

Buried, Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, OH.

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