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Ord, Edward Otho Cresap

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Born: 1818 AD
Died: 1883 AD, at 64 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Military Officer

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1818 - Born on the 18th of October in Cumberland, Maryland.

1849 - He chose William Rich Hutton as his assistant, and together the two mapped Los Angeles.

1850 - He was promoted to Captain, while serving in the Pacific Northwest.

1854 - He married Mary Mercer Thompson.

1859 - He attended the artillery school at Fort Monroe, Virginia.

1862 - He was promoted to the rank of Major General of volunteers and assigned command of the 2nd Division of the Army of the Tennessee at Corinth.

1864 - He was transferred back to the Eastern Theater.

       - He commanded the XVlll Corps and was seriously wounded in the attack on Fort Harrison.
1865 - He was assigned to command the Army of the James during the Appomattox Campaign.

       - He received the commissions of lieutenant colonel and brigadier in the Regular Army.

1866 - He was assigned to the Department of Ohio, until he was mustered out of the volunteers.

1872 - He was a member of the buffalo hunting excursion with the Grand Duke Alexei Alexandrovich of Russia.

1875 - He was reassigned as the commander of the Department of Texas.

1880 - He retired from the army with the rank of brevet major general.

1881 - He accepted an appointment with the Mexican Southern Railroad.

1883 - He died on the 22nd of July in Havana, Cuba.

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