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Civil War Soldiers - Terrill

Terrill, William R., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was a native of Virginia, born about 1832 and appointed from that state a cadet at the military academy, where he graduated in 1853 and was immediately appointed brevet second lieutenant of the 3d artillery, from which he was transferred to the 4th artillery in November following as second lieutenant. In 1855 he was appointed assistant professor of mathematics at West Point. In 1856 he was promoted to a first lieutenancy and in May, 1861, was appointed captain in the 5th artillery and assigned to duty on the coast survey. He soon afterward raised a regiment of volunteers, was sent to Kentucky, where he commanded a battery in Gen. McCook's division, was transferred to the command of a brigade and for his gallant and meritorious conduct at the battle of Shiloh was appointed brigadier-general of volunteers, his commission bearing date Sept. 9, 1862. At the battle of Perryville, Oct. 8, 1862, he was killed while urging forward his brigade against the enemy.

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

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