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Robert Ogden Tyler
Birth: Dec. 22, 1831
Hunter
Greene County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 1, 1874
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Graduated from the USMA in 1853, and served in the artillery in a number of various posts across the United States. In April 1861 he was part of the relief expedition that was prevented from reinforcing Fort Sumter by the Confederates. In September of that year he was commissioned in the Volunteers as Colonel of the 4th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry, which, after his tutelage, was renamed the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery. His unit fought in the 1862 Peninsular Campaign, and Colonel Tyler command the Army's siege gun train. In November 1862 he was promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers. He commanded the artillery of the "Center Grand Division" at the Battle of Fredericksburg, and the Union artillery reserved at the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg (where his guns helped to destroy the Confederates in Pickett's Charge). In the 1864 he was given command of a brigade of Heavy Artillery units that were converted to infantry, which he led at the Battles of Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor. At Cold Harbor he was severely wounded in the foot, and was unable to render any more field service. In March 1865 he received the brevet of Major General, US Volunteers for "great gallantry at the Battle of Cold Harbor". In 1866 he was mustered out of Volunteer service, and was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel in the Regular Army, serving as deputy Quartermaster General. His injuries during the war contributed to his declining health, and he died at age 43. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Hartford
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 54
GPS (lat/lon): 41.72187, -72.69942
 
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Rest in Peace Robert.
- Peter Ainsworth
 Added: Mar. 25, 2014
Thank you for your service, General.
- G47
 Added: Oct. 3, 2013

- Robert Saulino, Sr.
 Added: Dec. 22, 2012
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