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 John Caldwell Tidball

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John Caldwell Tidball

  • Birth 25 Jan 1825 Ohio County, West Virginia, USA
  • Death 15 May 1906 Montclair, Essex County, New Jersey, USA
  • Burial West Point, Orange County, New York, USA
  • Plot Section 25, Row B, Grave 35
  • Memorial ID 5956012

Civil War Union Brevet Major General. He graduated from the US Military Academy in 1848, assigned to the 3rd Artillery and served at various stations. At the start of the Civil War, as a Captain he was placed in command of an artillery battery with the Army of the Potomac. He engaged in principal actions from the Battle of Bull Run to Gettysburg and was promoted to Colonel in August 1863. He led corps of artillery in the Richmond campaign, the Wilderness and at Petersburg. Promoted Brigadier General, he led the artillery of the 9th Corps in operations until the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox. For distinguished service to the Union war effort, he was brevetted Major General of US Volunteers in March 1865.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 13 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5956012
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Caldwell Tidball (25 Jan 1825–15 May 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5956012, citing United States Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, Orange County, New York, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .