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 James Allen Hardie

James Allen Hardie

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 14 Dec 1876 (aged 53)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA
Plot Section 68/69, Lot 2175
Memorial ID 5894471 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. He was born in New York City, New York, and graduated 11th in the United States Military Academy class of 1843. He then taught at his alma mater, served in California during the Mexican War, participated in the Indian campaigns, and acted as an aide to Brigadier General John E. Wool. Having risen to the rank of Captain, he was serving as adjutant general of the Department of Oregon when the Civil War began. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel on September 28, 1861, he joined the staff of Major General George B. McClellan, serving during the Peninsula, Seven Days' and Antietam campaigns. When Major General Ambrose E. Burnside replaced McClellan, he remained at army headquarters. During the Battle of Fredericksburg, on December 13, 1862, he kept Burnside informed of the operations on the Union left. So accurate were his field dispatches that Burnside and Major General William B. Franklin, commander of the Left Grand Division, accepted them as correct assessments of the disastrous Union defeat. He was promoted to Brigadier General on November 29, 1862. His name, however, was never submitted for Senate confirmation, and his commission was revoked on January 22, 1863. On February 19, the War Department promoted him to Major and appointed him assistant adjutant general in the Regular Army. For the remainder of the war he executed special assignments for the department. In June 1863 he carried the secret orders replacing Major General Joseph Hooker with Major General George G. Meade as commander of the Army of the Potomac during the Gettysburg Campaign. In March 1864 he was promoted to Colonel and inspector general and a year later received the brevets of Brigadier and Major General, United States Army. After the war, he served as one of the army's 4 inspector generals. His military career would last for 37 years until his death on active duty, where upon he was honored as one of the most respected soldiers to serve in staff command.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James Allen Hardie (5 May 1823–14 Dec 1876), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5894471, citing Green-Wood Cemetery, Brooklyn, Kings County (Brooklyn), New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .