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

Civil War Union Brigadier General. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York 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 in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina by the Confederates. In September of that year he was commissioned as Colonel and commander 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. Promoted to Brigadier General, US Volunteers in November 1862, he commanded the artillery of the Army of the Potomacís "Center Grand Division" at the December 1862 Battle of Fredericksburg, and the Union artillery reserved at the May 1863 Battle of Chancellorsville and the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg (where his guns helped to destroy the Confederates in Pickett's Charge on the Third Day of the engagement). 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 the 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) 
Family links: 
  Frederick Tyler (1795 - 1880)
  Sophia Sharpe Tyler (1793 - 1861)
  Edwin Tyler (1816 - 1818)*
  Sarah S. Tyler Cowen (1820 - 1887)*
  George Frederick Tyler (1822 - 1896)*
  Helen Edwards Tyler Beach (1829 - 1860)*
  Robert Ogden Tyler (1831 - 1874)
*Calculated relationship
Cedar Hill Cemetery
Hartford County
Connecticut, USA
Plot: Section 2, Lot 54
GPS (lat/lon): 41.72187, -72.69942
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Record added: Jan 25, 2001
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- David Wend
 Added: Dec. 22, 2016
General, thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Dec. 1, 2016
Rest In Peace.
- Elida Faye Tirey
 Added: Nov. 25, 2016
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