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Gaines, Edmund Pendleton

Born: 1777 AD
Died: 1849 AD
Nationality: American
Categories: General

1777 – Gaines was born in Culpeper County, Virginia on the 20th of March.

1799 – He joined the United States Army.

1807 – He was promoted to first lieutenant.

1810 – He studied law after he left the army.

1812 – He entered the army and was appointed Army Major of the Eighth U.S. Infantry. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel in the Twenty Fourth U.S. Infantry.

1813 – He was promoted to colonel and commanded the Twenty Fifth Infantry with distinction at the Battle of Crysler’s Farm. He was promoted again to Adjutant General.

1814 – He was promoted brigadier general of regulars on the 9th of March. He was awarded the Thanks of Congress, a gold medal, and a brevet promotion to major general after he defended Fort Erie.

1836 – He assumed command of the Southwest Military District.

1849 – He died at New Orleans, Louisiana on the 6th of June.