Alfred H. Terry - Cavalry
General Alfred H. Terry 1827-1890
Terry, Alfred Howe, 182790,
American general, b. Hartford, Conn. A lawyer, he led a regiment of Connecticut
volunteers at the first battle of Bull Run in the Civil War. Made a brigadier
general of volunteers in 1862, he took part in various operations along
the S Atlantic coast in 186263. For his capture of Fort Fisher in
Jan., 1865, he was promoted to major general of volunteers and made a
brigadier general in the regular army. In 1876 he directed the campaign
against the Sioux and personally led the column converging on the Native
Americans from Dakota. The cavalry under Gen. George Custer, massacred
at the Little Bighorn, included part of Terry's force. He was promoted
to major general in 1886 and retired in 1888.
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