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army officer

John Caldwell Tidball, American army officer. Served in regular artillery in Civil war until August 28, 1863, then colonel 4th New York volunteer artillery until mustered out of volunteer service September 30, 1865.

Background

Tidball, John Caldwell was born on January 25, 1825 in Ohio County, Virginia (now West Virginia). Son of William and Maria (Caldwell) Tidball.

Education

Graduate West Point, 1848.

Career

Of General N. J. T. Dana, United States of America Bvtd. Second lieutenant 3d artillery, July 1, 1848. Promoted Second lieutenant 2d artillery, February 14, 1849.

First lieutenant, March 31, 1853. Captain, May 14, 1861. Bvts. for gallant and meritorious services: Bvtd. major, June 27, 1862 (for Gaines’ Mill).

Bvtd. Lieutenant colonel, September 17, 1862 (for Antietam). Bvtd. brigadier general United States.V., August, 1864 (gallant and distinguished services in the battles of the Po, Spottsylvania C.H., and operations before Richmond). Bvtd. colonel and brigadier general United States of America, March 13, 1865 (Fort Steadman, Virginia).

Bvtd. major general U.A.V. (Fts. Steadman and Sedgwick, Virginia).

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: A Manual of Heavy Artillery Service, 1880.

Membership

Served in regular artillery in Civil war until August 28, 1863, then colonel 4th New York volunteer artillery until mustered out of volunteer service September 30, 1865.

Connections

Married Mary Langdon Dana, d.

father:
William Tidball

mother:
Maria (Caldwell) Tidball

spouse:
Mary Langdon Dana