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James M. Tuttle

Date of Birth:      September 24, 1823
Hometown:         Summerfield, OH
Education:           N/A
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     October 24, 1892   
Place of Death:    Casa Grande, AZ
Buried At:           Des Moines, IA

Major Battles:        Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Siege of Vicksburg

Interesting Fact(s):    Tuttle would begin his public service career, as sheriff of Van Buren County, IA and would later become county treasurer there.  At the outbreak of the Civil War, he would become lieutenant colonel of the 2nd Iowa Infantry.  He would take command of this regiment when its colonel, Samuel Curtis was promoted.  At the battle of Fort Donelson, his regiment would be the first to occupy the Confederate works.  A brave soldier, and resolute leader, Tuttle would lead a brigade, of W.H.L. Wallace's division, at the Hornet's Nest, at Shiloh.  The defense of this section of battlefield, at Shiloh, would prove essential to U.S. Grant in establishing a new battle line on Pittsburg Landing Road - culminating in an Union victory, on day two.  Later, at the Siege of Vicksburg, Tuttle would lead a division in William T. Sherman's XV Corps.  He would resign from the army, before the close of hostilities after seeking the governorship of Iowa.  He would serve in the Iowa legislature and continue his original career - farming.

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