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 Thomas Hewson Neill

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Thomas Hewson Neill Famous memorial

Birth
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Mar 1885 (aged 58)
Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
Plot Section XXVIII, Row D.
Memorial ID 5885802 View Source

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he graduated from the US Military Academy in 1847 and served as an officer in the 5th US Infantry on the frontier. When the Civil War began, he was made Colonel of 23rd Pennsylvania Regiment seeing action in the Peninsula and Maryland Campaigns. He led a brigade of the VI Corps at the battles Chancellorsville, Fredericksburg, and was promoted Brigadier General in April 1863. After the Battle of Gettysburg, he commanded a division during the Overland Campaign and served as Inspector General in the Valley Campaigns of 1964. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, remained in the Regular Army as commander of the 8th US Cavalry and was commandant of cadets at West Point until he retired in 1883.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 24 Oct 2001
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 5885802
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/5885802/thomas-hewson-neill : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Hewson Neill (9 Apr 1826–12 Mar 1885), Find a Grave Memorial ID 5885802, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find a Grave .