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GENERAL KENNER GARRARD.
GENERAL G. D. WAGNER.—PHOTOGRAPHED BY T. B.
BISHOP.—[SEE PAGE 93.]
GENERAL KENNER GARRARD.
BRIGADIER - GENERAL KENNER
GARRARD was born in Garrard County,
Kentucky, and is now thirty-five years old.
His home from boyhood has been in Cincinnati, Ohio. He entered West Point in
1847, graduated in 1851, and was appointed to the First United States Dragoons.
In 1855 he was transferred to the Second United States
Cavalry, and in 1861
promoted to a Captaincy. Up to this date his service had been mostly in
and New Mexico. In 1856, while Adjutant of the Second United States Cavalry, the
following were officers in that regiment:
A. SIDNEY JOHNSTON, Colonel; R. E.
LEE, Lieutenant-Colonel ; HARDEE and GEO.
H. THOMAS, Majors ; VAN DORN, E.
STONEMAN, PALMER, OAKES, and EVANS, Captains ; and R. W. JOHNSON,
FIELD, HOOD, FITZHUGH LEE, COSBY, and PHIFER, Lieutenants. All these have since
held positions as general officers in the Federal and Rebel armies, and most of
them have been noted for their signal ability. In April, 1861, Captain GARRARD
was, with the troops under
General TWIGGS in Texas, surrendered to the rebels,
remaining under parole until September, 1862. His comrades tried hard to
persuade him to join them, appealing to him as a man of Southern birth. But
their proffers were firmly rejected, and he, with great difficulty, made his way
from Texas to
Washington, with twenty thousand dollars of govern-
ment funds in his pockets, which
was safely turned over to the Government. He was appointed Commandant at West
Point in December, 1861, where he introduced some useful changes in the drill
and instruction of the Cadets. In September, 1862, he was released from parole
by exchange, and re-signed his post at West Point, to take command, as Colonel,
of the One Hundred and Forty-sixth New York Volunteers. This regiment soon
became an efficient one, and, with him as its leader, took part in the battles
Gettysburg. He succeeded General WEED
(who was killed at Gettysburg) in the command of the Third Brigade of General
SYKES'S Division, being appointed Brigadier-General of Vol-
unteers in July, 1863, and in
November, 1863, a Major in the Third United States Cavalry. In December, 1863,
he was made Chief of the Cavalry Bureau at Washington, but was the next mouth,
at. his own request, relieved from that duty to take command of the Second
Division of Cavalry in the Army of the Cumberland, under
General GARRARD tools an active part in General SHERMAN'S campaign, from its
commencement to the taking of
Atlanta. He participated in the battle of
General Thomas, who makes in his report particular mention of
General GARRARD'S gallant conduct. On the left of M'ARTHUR, he carried the
enemy's intrenchments in his front, capturing all the artillery and troops on
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