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soldier , ordnance expert

Alexander Brydle Dyer, American soldier, ordnance expert.

Background

Dyer, Alexander Brydle was born on January 10, 1815 in Richmond, Virginia, United States. Son of William Hay and Margaret (Brydie) Dyer.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1837.

Career

Second lieutenant, 3d Artillery, 1837, in Florida War, 1837-1838. Chief ordnance Army in New Mexico, 1846. Captain Ordnance Corps, March 3, 1853.

Assigned command National Armory, Springfield, Massachusetts, August 21, 1861. Major Ordnance Corps, March 3, 1863. Chief ordnance United States Army (brigadier general), September 1864.

Invented cannon projectile. Brevetted captain Mexican War, brevetted major general, March 13, 1865.

Connections

Married Elizabeth Allen, February 6, 1840, 6 children.

father:
William Hay Dyer

mother:
Margaret (Brydie) Dyer

spouse:
Elizabeth Allen