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Civil War Soldiers - Arnold

Arnold, Lewis G., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in New Jersey, in Dec, 1815. Graduating at West Point in 1837, he served with the 2nd artillery in the Florida war, and then, as first lieutenant in the same regiment, on the Canada frontier, at Detroit, in 1838-39. In 1846 he accompanied his regiment to Mexico, where, under Gen. Scott, he engaged in the siege of Vera Cruz, in which he was slightly wounded, in the battles of Cerro Gordo and Amozoque, the capture of San Antonio, and the battle of Churubusco. For gallant conduct at Contreras and Churubusco he was brevetted captain, and later, for gallantry at Chapultepec, was given the brevet of major. Again, in 1856, he distinguished himself, leading a small force, in Florida, against a large force of Seminoles at Big Cypress. When the Civil war broke out in 1861, Maj. Arnold was stationed at Dry Tortugas, whence he was transferred to Fort Pickens on Aug. 2, 1861. He remained at Fort Pickens until May, 1862, being in command after Feb. 25 of that year. In the successive bombardments of that fort, in November, January and May, he so distinguished himself by his gallantry that he was brevetted a lieutenant-colonel, to date from Nov. 22, 1861, appointed a brigadier-general of volunteers, and assigned to the command of the Department of Florida, his headquarters being at first at Fort Pickens and later at Pensacola. On the first of Oct., 1862, he was given command of the forces at New Orleans and Algiers, La., a command which he held until Nov. 10, when he suffered a stroke of paralysis from which he never recovered. In Feb., 1864, all hope of his being again able to take up his duties having been abandoned, he was retired. Gen. Arnold died in South Boston, Sept. 22, 1871.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

Arnold, Richard, brigadier-general, was born in Providence, R. I., in 1828 and graduated at the United States military academy at West Point in 1850. At the outbreak of the Civil war in 1861 he was made captain of an artillery company, and served with distinguished gallantry at Bull Run, Savage Station, Port Hudson and Fort Morgan. He was promoted to brigadier-general on Nov. 29, 1862, and was made brevet major-general of volunteers in August, 1865. In 1875 he was promoted to major in the regular service and in 1882 was made lieutenant-colonel. He died in 1882.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908



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