Charles Candy as born in Kentucky on August 7, 1832, and died October 28, 1910.
Prior to the Civil War he served as a Private in the Regular Army and with the 1st United States Infantry (1856-1861). On 21 September 1861, he was appointed Captain and Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers. He resigned on 3 December 1861 and was appointed Colonel, 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry on 17 December 1861. He was breveted Brigadier of Volunteers for his war services. He commanded the 1st Brigade, 2nd Division, XII Corps (Armies of the Potomac and the Cumberland) and the 2nd Division XII Corps. He fought at the battle of Gettysburg.
He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Section 3, Grave 1759.
Charles Candy of Kentucky
Appointed from Ohio, Private, 1st United States Dragoons,
14 Mav 1850 to 14 May 1855
:Private and General Service, 1st United States Infantry,
28 January 1856 to 1 January 1861
Appointed Captain, Assistant Adjutant General of U.S. Volunteers,
21 September 1861
Resigned 3 December 1861
Appointed Colonel, 66th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 17 December 1861
Brigadier General, U. S. Volunteers, 13 March 1865,
for faithful and meritorious service
Honorably mustered our of the volunteer service, 14 January 1864
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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