Born at New Haven, Connecticut, December 8, 1822. Before moving to Chicago in 1855, he held various commands in Connecticut militia, where he acquired basic military education.
On November 6, 1861, he was mustered into Federal service as Lieutenant Colonel, 51st Illinois Infantry. Subsequently fought with his regiment at the capture of Island Number 10, New Madrid, Missouri, and at the occupation of Nashville under Don Carlos Buell. Promoted to Colonel on October 15, 1862, he participated in the battle of Murfreesboro. At the battle of Chickamauga he commanded a Brigade in McCook's XX Corps and was severely wounded. Advanced to Brigadier General of Volunteers, to rank from July 30, 1864. He participated in the Atlanta Campaign, during which commanded a Brigade in Newton's Division of IV Corps, Army of the Cumberland.
On July 28, 1866, was appointed Lieutenant Colonel of the newly formed 27th US Infantry. Became Colonel in 1879 and retired, December 8, 1886, having reached statutory age 64. Died in retitement at Tacoma, Washington March 13, 1910.
He is buried in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
BRADLEY, LUTHER PRENTICE
- United States Army
- DATE OF BIRTH: 12/08/1822
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/13/1910
- BURIED AT: SECTION 2 SITE 1072-1
- ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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