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Civil War Soldiers - Fuller

Fuller, John W., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Cambridge, England, July 28, 1827, and came to New York with his father, a Baptist clergyman, in 1833. He became a bookseller, first in Utica, N. Y., and afterwards in Toledo, Ohio, and in May, 1861, was appointed assistant adjutant-general of Ohio. He was elected colonel of the 27th Ohio volunteer regiment upon its organization, and in Feb., 1862, joined the army of Gen. John Pope in his operations on the Mississippi river, being present at the capture of New Madrid and Island No. 10 in the spring of that year. He commanded a brigade at Iuka, Sept. 19, 1862, and at Corinth in October checked the Confederate charge and broke their line, winning for himself and brigade the thanks of Gen. Rosecrans. He defeated Forrest's cavalry in December, at Parker's cross-roads, commanded Memphis until Oct., 1863, when he accompanied Gen. Sherman's army to Chattanooga, and in March, 1864, captured Decatur. As commander of a brigade in the Atlanta campaign he rendered brilliant service at the Chattahoochee river on July 21, while at Atlanta his division opened the battle and won the approbation of Gen. McPherson. He fought Hood at Snake Creek gap and commanded the 1st division of the 17th corps in the march to the sea and through the Carolinas, being present at the surrender of Gen. Johnston. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers, March 13, 1865, and resigned on Aug. 15. Gen. Fuller was appointed collector of the port of Toledo, Ohio, in 1874, by President Grant, and held the office by reappointment by President Hayes until 1881. He died in Toledo, Ohio, March 12, 1891.

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

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