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Date of Birth: January 7, 1799
Hometown: Brooklyn, CT
Final Wartime Rank: Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank: N/A
Date of Death: November 30, 1892
Place of Death: New York, NY
Siege of Corinth
Interesting Fact(s): Tyler, was the son of a
Revolutionary War veteran, who participated in the Battle of Bunker Hill.
He was also the uncle of another Civil War general officer,
Robert O. Tyler.
After resigning from the army, in 1834, Tyler would become somewhat of a
"turnaround specialist," taking several, near bankrupt, businesses and
turning them around. With the breakout of hostilities, Tyler would
lead a division, that was largely responsible for the Union rout, at
Bull Run. For this, he would be mustered out of the service.
However, this did not last long, as he was made brigadier general, of
volunteers, prior to being sent to the Siege of Corinth. He would
command the Union garrison at Harpers Ferry, before retiring in 1864.