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Willard Warner

Willard Warner
Born (1826-09-04)September 4, 1826
Granville, Ohio
Died November 23, 1906(1906-11-23) (aged 80)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
Place of burial Cedar Hill Cemetery Newark, Ohio
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Rank brevet Brigadier General
Commands held 180th Ohio Infantry
Battles/wars American Civil War

Willard Warner (September 4, 1826 – November 23, 1906) was a brevet brigadier general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He was a U.S. senator from the state of Alabama after the war.

Contents

  • Early life and career 1
  • Civil War 2
  • See also 3
  • Notes 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life and career

Warner was born in Granville, Ohio. His great-grandfather was Luke Knowlton, a founder of Newfane, Vermont, and a leader of Vermont during the American Revolution. He graduated from Marietta College, and founded the Newark Machine Works in Newark, Ohio. He was the brother-in-law of future Civil War general Charles R. Woods of Newark.

Civil War

In December 1861, Warner joined the volunteer army as major of the 76th Ohio Infantry. He served in several battles in the Western Theater, including the Battle of Fort Donelson, the Siege of Corinth, and the Vicksburg Campaign. In 1863 he became lieutenant colonel of the regiment, which he led from Vicksburg to Chattanooga. He served on the staff of William T. Sherman during the Atlanta Campaign as the inspector general.

On October 1864, he was named as colonel of the 180th Ohio Infantry. He received the brevet ranks of brigadier general and major general of volunteers to rank from March 13, 1865 and mustered out in July of that year.

He served one term in the Grant's tendered appointment as Governor of New Mexico,[1] and returned to Alabama and later to Tennessee to pursue various business interests.

He was collector of customs at Tecumseh Iron Company, and in 1887 he was elected president of the Nashville Iron, Steel, and Charcoal Company.

He died in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and was buried in Cedar Hill Cemetery in Newark, Ohio.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Wednesday, December 6, 1871, page 116.Journal of the executive proceedings of the Senate of the United States of America, 1871-1873

References

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United States Senate
Preceded by
vacant
U.S. Senator (Class 2) from Alabama
1868–1871
Served alongside: George E. Spencer
Succeeded by
George Goldthwaite
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