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army officer , cotton manufacturer

William Dwight, American army officer, cotton manufacturer.

Background

Dwight, William was born on July 14, 1831 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Son of William and Elizabeth (White) Dwight.

Education

Attended United States Military Academy, 1849-1853.

Career

Cotton manufacturer, Boston and Philadelphia. Commissioned captain 13th Infantry, United States Army, 1861. Commissioned lieutenant colonel 70th New York Volunteers, 1861, colonel, 1861.

Brevetted brigadier general for gallantry at Battle of Williamsburg, 1862. Helped arrange surrender of Port Hudson, 1863. Chief of staff under N.P. Banks on Red River expedition, 1864.

Commanded 1st div. XIX Corps, Sheridan’s Army. Manager, director White Water Valley R.R. after Civil War.

Connections

Married Anna Robeson, January 1, 1856.

father:
William Dwight

mother:
Elizabeth (White) Dwight

spouse:
Anna Robeson