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Daniel Tyler

Date of Birth:      January 7, 1799
Hometown:         Brooklyn, CT
Education:           West Point, 1819
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:     November 30, 1892
Place of Death:    New York, NY
Buried At:           Anniston, AL

Major Battles:        First Manassas, 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 First 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.

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