Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth

Brevet Major General James Samuel Wadsworth (HM9YS)

Location: Gettysburg, PA 17325 Adams County
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N 39° 50.297', W 77° 14.863'

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United States Volunteers

— 1807 - 1864 —

Brevet Major General
James Samuel Wadsworth
United States Volunteers
1807 - 1864
in command of
First Division First Army Corps
at the
Battle of Gettysburg
July 1, 2, 3 1863

Volunteer aid-de-camp with the rank of Major on personal staff of Brigadier General Irvin McDowell at Battle of Manassas July 21, 1861.

Brigadier General U.S.V. August 23, and from August 27, 1861 to March 12, 1862, in command of a brigade of New York regiments in McDowell's Division, Army of the Potomac.

Military Governor of District of Columbia Mar. 17 to Nov. 19, 1862.

Commanded First Division, First Corps, from December 23 to 26, 1862; First Corps, December 26, 1862 to January 4, 1863;First Division, First Corps January 4 to February 27; First Corps, February 27 to March 8; and First Division, First Corps, March 9 to March 22; March 25 to May 17; May 27 to July 15, 1863.

Assigned October 9, to special duty-inspection of colored troops to December 19, 1863. Detailed January 9, 1864; on Court of Inquiry.

Ordered March 15, 1864, to report to Gen. Meade. In command of Fourth Division, Fifth Corps, March 27 to April 11; April 13 until mortally wounded May 6, 1864, in the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia. Died May 8, 1864.

Appointed Brevet Major General U.S.V., to rank from May 6, 1864 for gallant conduct at the Battle of Gettysburg and the Wilderness.
HM NumberHM9YS
Year Placed1914
Placed ByState of New York
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Date Added Saturday, September 27th, 2014 at 1:26pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 307674 N 4412225
Decimal Degrees39.83828333, -77.24771667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 50.297', W 77° 14.863'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 50' 17.82" N, 77° 14' 51.78" W
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Area Code(s)717
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 18-26 Reynolds Ave N, Gettysburg PA 17325, US
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