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 Robert Ogden Tyler

Robert Ogden Tyler

Birth
Hunter, Greene County, New York, USA
Death 1 Dec 1874 (aged 42)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Burial Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
Plot Section 2, Lot 54
Memorial ID 19739 · View Source
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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 Potomac’s "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


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 19739
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Ogden Tyler (22 Dec 1831–1 Dec 1874), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19739, citing Cedar Hill Cemetery, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .