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Civil War Soldiers - Garrard

Garrard, Kenner, brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1830. He was graduated at West Point in 1851 and was serving in Texas as captain of dragoons in 1861, when he was captured by Confederate forces. He was paroled but not exchanged until Aug. 27, 1862, and in the meantime served as instructor and commandant of cadets at West Point. He was commissioned colonel of the 146th N. Y. volunteers, in Sept., 1862, took part in the Rappahannock and Pennsylvania campaigns, was promoted brigadier-general July 23, 1863, and took part at Rappahannock station and in the Mine run operations. In 1864 he was transferred to the Army of the Cumberland as commander of a cavalry division, and participated in the operations around Chattanooga and the invasion of Georgia, being engaged constantly in detached operations. For services in the operation to Covington, Ga., he was brevetted colonel U. S. A., and from Dec. 1864, until the end of hostilities he commanded the 2nd division of the 16th army corps, winning the brevets of major- general of volunteers and brigadier-general in the regular army for services at Nashville. He participated in the operations against Mobile, led in the capture of Fort Blakely, Ala., and commanded the district of Mobile until mustered out of the volunteer service Aug. 24, 1865. He was brevetted major-general U. S. A., March 13, 1865, for gallant and meritorious service in the field during the war. Gen. Garrard resigned his commission in the regular army Nov. 9, 1866, and died in Cincinnati, Ohio, May 15, 1879.

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

Garrard, Theophilus T., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Manchester, Ky., June 7, 1812. He was a member of the lower house of the Kentucky legislature in 1843-44, and served through the Mexican war as captain in the 16th U. S. infantry. He went to California by the overland route, upon the discovery of gold in that state in 1849, remained a year and then returned to Kentucky by way of Panama. He was elected to the state senate in 1857, resigned to become a candidate for Congress, and was again elected state senator in 1861. When the Civil war broke out he actively espoused the Union side and was appointed colonel of a Kentucky infantry regiment, Sept. 22, 1861. He was promoted brigadier- general of volunteers, Nov. 29, 1862, and served with distinction until April 4, 1864, when he was honorably mustered out, having been incapacitated for further service by a severe affliction of the eyes. After the war he took up his residence in Clay county, Ky. Gen. Garrard died March 15, 1902.

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

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