Gaines, Edmund Pendleton

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Born: Mar 20, 1777 AD
Died: 1849 AD, at 72 years of age.

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.

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