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Colonel Charles Fitzhugh 4th United States Artillery

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Colonel Charles Fitzhugh. He would be commissioned as a 1st lieutenant in the 4th United States Regular Artillery in October 1861, and served as an Aide-de-camp to General Don Carlos Buell between 1861 and 1863, including during the Shiloh Campaign. He next led the 4th Regular Artillery’s Battery C, commanding it in all the of the Army of the Potomac’s 1864 battles and campaigns in Virginia. On December 24, 1864, he was commissioned a Colonel of Volunteers, and was given command of the 6th New York Cavalry on February, 1865. His direct role with the unit, though, was nominal; he was promoted specifically to command the Second Brigade, First Cavalry Division of General Sheridan’s Army of the Shenandoah. He led the brigade from January, 1865, through to the end of the war on May 29, 1865. From May 29, 1865, to June 17, 1865, he was given command of Second Brigade, First Cavalry Division, 22nd Corps, Department of Washington. On June 17, 1865, he was appointed in charge of the 2nd New York Provisional Cavalry (a “holding” unit for soldiers awaiting muster out) before being mustered out the volunteer service himself in August, 1865. He would later be brevetted to the rank of brigadier general. 

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