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John Eaton Tourtellotte

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John Eaton Tourtellotte (July 3, 1833 – July 22, 1891) was an American Union brevet brigadier general during the period of the American Civil War. He received his appointment as brevet brigadier general dated to March 13, 1865.[1]

Tourtellotte was born on July 3, 1833, in either Windham, Connecticut, or Thompson, Connecticut. He attended Brown University and studied law at New York state's Albany Law School. After pursuing his education, he moved to Mankato, Minnesota. When the Civil War began, he served as a private and a captain in the 4th Minnesota Volunteer Infantry Regiment. On September 1, 1862, he was promoted to lieutenant colonel. On October 5, 1864, he was promoted to colonel. During the war, he participated in the Siege of Vicksburg. On October 5, 1864, he was wounded in the Battle of Allatoona in Georgia. He recovered to participate in Sherman's March to the Sea and the Battle of Bentonville.[2]

After the war, Tourtellotte entered the army again, serving as colonel and aide-de-camp for William Tecumseh Sherman from January 1, 1871, until February 8, 1884. He finally retired from the army on March 20, 1885. Tourtellotte died on July 22, 1891, and was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.[3]

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  • List of American Civil War brevet generals (Union)

References[edit]

  1. The Photographic History of the Civil War: Three Volumes in One. New York: Random House Value Publishing, Inc. 1983. p. 314. 0-517-20155-0. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  2. Samuel Hart, ed. (1917). Encyclopedia of Connecticut Biography: Genealogical-Memorial Representative Citizens, Volume 4. Boston: The American Historical Society. p. 38. Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png
  3. "John Eaton Tourtellotte: Brigadier General, United States Army". Retrieved 2020-02-10.

External links[edit]

  • John Eaton Tourtellotte at Find a GraveLua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 23: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). (buried at Arlington National Cemetery)
  • John Eaton Tourtellotte at Find a GraveLua error in Module:WikidataCheck at line 23: attempt to index field 'wikibase' (a nil value). (2nd gravestone at Tourtellotte Cemetery in Thompson, Connecticut)


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