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Ord, Edward O. C.

In September 1861, Ord received his appointment as a brigadier general with the Army of the Potomac. He led the attack at Dranesville, Virginia, on December 20, 1861. In May 1862 he received the rank of major general and transferred to the Western Theater. He took part in the siege of Vicksburg as commander of the Thirteenth Corps. After the fall of Vicksburg, Ord commanded forces in Louisiana and in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. During the siege of Richmond, he commanded the Eighth Corps and later the Eighteenth Corps. He was seriously wounded at the invasion of Fort Harrison in September 1864. He did not return to his command until January 1865 when he commanded the Army of the James and the Department of North Carolina. He was engaged in the various operations about Petersburg, Virginia, and in the pursuit of General Robert E. Lee until the surrender at Appomattox Court House
Brigadier General
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