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Major General
John E. Wool
John E. Wool
Basic Information
Born February 20, 1784
Newburgh, Orange County, New York
Died November 10, 1869
Troy, Rensselaer County, New York
Buried at Oakwood Cemetery (NY)
Spouse Sarah Moulton
Military Information
Allegiance US Flag United States
branch US Department of the Army Seal United States Army
Years of Service 1812-1863 (51 years)
Rank Major General Insignia Major General

John Ellis Wool, USA (February 20, 1784 - November 10, 1869)

Military AssignmentsEdit

Sleeve Insignia Name Position Headquarters Begin Date End Date
13th U.S. Infantry Officer April 14, 1812 October 13, 1812
29th U.S. Infantry Officer October 13, 1812 May 17, 1815
6th US Infantry Officer May 17, 1815
US Army Inspector General Insignia
Inspector General, US Army Washington, D.C. April 29, 1816 June 25, 1841
Department of the East Commanding General Troy, New York 1847 1854
U.S. Army Department of the Pacific Commanding General Fort Vancouver, Washington 1854 1857
Department of the East Commanding General Troy, New York 1857 1860
Department of Virginia Commanding General Virginia August, 1861 June, 1862
Middle Department Commanding General Baltimore, Maryland June, 1862 January, 1863
Eastern Department Commanding General New York City, New York January,1862 July, 1863
Military Commander of New York City July 13, 1863 July 17, 1863

Dates of RankEdit

Regular Army

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-3
Captain insignia
Captain
US Army Infantry Insignia
April 14, 1812 28
O-4
Major insignia
Major
US Army Infantry Insignia
April 13, 1813 29
O-6
Colonel insignia
Inspector General
US Army Inspector General Insignia
April 29, 1816 -
June 25, 1841
32
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
February 10, 1818 33
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General June 25, 1841 57
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General May 16, 1862 78
Retired August 1, 1863 79

Brevet

Grade Rank Insignia Name Branch Insignia Date of Rank Age Notes
O-5
Lieutenant Colonel insignia
Lieutenant Colonel
US Army Infantry Insignia
September 11, 1814 30
O-7
Brigadier General insignia
Brigadier General April 29, 1841 57
O-8
Major General Insignia
Major General February 23, 1847 63

Awards and DecorationsEdit

  • Thanks of Congress, 1854
  • Congressional Sword, presented January 15, 1854

Sword of John E. Wool

Battles/WarsEdit

War of 1812

  • Battle of Queenston Heights
  • Battle of Plattsburgh

Mexican-American War

  • Chihuahuan Expedition
  • Battle of Buena Vista
  • Northern Mexico Occupation

American Civil War

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