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James Henry Carleton
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James Henry Carleton
Born (1814-12-27)December 27, 1814
Lubec, Maine
Died January 7, 1873(1873-01-07) (aged 58)
San Antonio, Texas
Place of burial
Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts
Allegiance United States of America
Union
Service/branch United States Army
Union Army
Years of service 1839–1873
Rank Union Army LTC rank insignia.png Lieutenant Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brigadier General
Union Army major general rank insignia.svg Brevet Major General
Unit 1st U.S. Dragoons
Commands held 1st California Infantry
District of Southern California
California Column
Department of New Mexico
Battles/wars Aroostook War
Mexican–American War
  • Battle of Buena Vista

Indian Wars

  • Bitter Spring Expedition

American Civil War

Indian Wars

  • Apache Wars
    • Battle of Apache Pass
  • Navajo Wars
    • Long Walk of the Navajo
  • Texas–Indian wars
    • Battle of Adobe Walls

James Henry Carleton (December 27, 1814 – January 7, 1873) was an officer in the U.S. Army and a Union general during the American Civil War. Carleton is best known as an Indian fighter in the southwestern United States.

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