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Henry W. Slocum

Date of Birth:      September 24, 1827
Hometown:         Delphi, NY
Education:           West Point, 1852
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     April 14, 1894
Place of Death:    Brooklyn, NY
Buried At:           Brooklyn, NY

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Second Manassas, Antietam Campaign, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Chattanooga Campaign, Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea, Carolinas Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Slocum would attend Cazenovia Seminary, before being accepted at West Point, and graduating in the class of 1852.  Slocum would command, from the regimental level, to the Corps level, in all the major battles, of the eastern theater, through Gettysburg.  Often overlooked, Slocum's defense, of Culp's Hill, against Richard Ewell's 2nd Confederate Corps, would prove pivotal, at Gettysburg.  After Gettysburg, Slocum would command troops in the western theater, and would take command of the new XX Corps in time to participate in the Atlanta Campaign.  Slocum would remain with William T. Sherman through the March to the Sea, and the Carolinas Campaign.  After the Civil War, Slocum would be elected to Congress and would be a member of the Board of Gettysburg Monument Commission.

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