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Kenner Garrard

(1827—1879)


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(1827–79) Union army officer, born in Fairfield, Kentucky. Garrad was commander of a New York volunteer infantry regiment in the Army of the Potomac who participated in the campaigns of Fredericksburg (1862) and Chancellorsville (1863). Garrard distinguished himself as a brigade commander at Gettysburg (1863) and Nashville (1864), but was less successful in an intervening assignment as a cavalry commander in the Army of the Cumberland at Chattanooga (1863).

From The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military in Oxford Reference.

Subjects: Warfare and Defence.


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