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 Jeptha Garrard

Jeptha Garrard

Birth
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Death 16 Dec 1915 (aged 79)
Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Burial Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA
Plot Section 99, Lot 2
Memorial ID 5089 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. When the Civil War began, he was commissioned as a Captain with the 6th Independent Company, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry. The regiment was attached to the 3rd New York Volunteer Cavalry in 1862. He was promoted to the rank of Major before participating in General George Foster's raid near Wilmington, North Carolina. He was dispatched to Mount Olive to destroy a Confederate controlled railroad. He was successful in burning down the station, tearing up track, and consequently ambushed a mail train as well. He was then appointed to command the 1st Regiment U. S. Colored Cavalry as a Colonel. His new regiment became a part of the XXV Corps under Major General Weitzel. He received a promotion to Brevet Brigadier General of U. S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. Decades after the war, he experimented with flying machines with his brothers on their land in Frontenac, Minnesota. He was the great-grandson of the second Governor of Kentucky, James Garrard (for whom Garrard County is named for), the younger brother of both Union Brigadier/Brevet Major General Kenner Garrard and Brevet Brigadier General Israel Garrard, and a cousin of Union Brigadier General Theophilus Toulmin Garrard.

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  • Added: 5 Apr 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5089
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Jeptha Garrard (21 Apr 1836–16 Dec 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5089, citing Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .