; born in Tennessee
in 1802; was graduated at the United States Military Academy in 1822.
Entering the 1st Infantry, he was its adjutant from 1825 to 1833.
Serving in Florida
, he was promoted to brevet lieutenant-colonel for gallantry in the battle of Monterey
, where he was severely wounded.
He was commissioned lieutenant-colonel in May, 1852, and colonel in February, 1861, and was brevetted brigadier-general, U. S. A.
, March 13, 1865.
In June following he retired.
He was a brigadier-general of volunteers in the Civil War
, and commanded a brigade in Patterson
's division on the Upper Potomac
He was transferred to Bank
's division in July.
Early in 1862 he joined the Army of the Potomac, and was slightly wounded in the battle of fair Oaks
(q. v.). He died in Roslyn, N. Y.
, Jan. 3, 1877.