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Henry Warner Slocum

From Delphi, New York, he was an 1852 graduate of West Point. In May 1861 he became colonel of the 27th New York, which fought at First Manassas. Slocum was wounded in the thigh during the battle. He commanded a division during the Peninsular campaign, at Second Manassas and at Antietam. He commanded the XII Corps at Chancelorsville and Gettysburg. After Chickamauga, the XII Corps was moved west under Joseph Hooker and Slocum submitted his resignation, but it was turned down by Lincoln. Later Slocum commanded the XX Corps which fought with Sherman during the Atlanta and Savannah campaigns. Following the war, Slocum practiced law in New York and became a congressman from that state. He died in Brooklyn in 1894.
Source: "Generals in Blue" Warner, Ezra J.

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