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army officer

James Birdseye Mcpherson, American army officer. Served as engineer United States Army, 1853-1858, commissioned First lieutenant, 1858, captain, 1861, lieutenant colonel, later colonel, camp to Major General Halleck.

Background

Mcpherson, James Birdseye was born on November 14, 1828 in Green Creek Township, Ohio, United States. Son of William and Cynthia (Russell) Mcpherson.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1853.

Career

General Halleck; assistant engr. Chief engr; general United States Volunteers, 1862. Major general United States Volunteers, 1862, commanded right wing of Grant’s army at Battle of Vicksburg.

General United States Army, 1863.

Membership

Served as engineer United States Army, 1853-1858, commissioned First lieutenant, 1858, captain, 1861, lieutenant colonel, later colonel, camp to Major General Halleck.

Connections

father:
William Mcpherson

mother:
Cynthia (Russell) Mcpherson