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Horace Brooks

Born: Aug 14, 1814

Death: Jan 13, 1894

Birthplace: Boston

Nationality: United States

Horace Brooks

Date of Birth : Aug 14, 1814
Date of Death : Jan 13, 1894
Birth Place : Boston

Horace Brooks was an officer in the Regular Army of the United States from 1835 – 1877. After graduating the United States Military Academy at West Point, he served in the Second Seminole War. During the Mexican-American War he was promoted to the rank of captain and brevetted temporarily to the rank of lieutenant colonel. During the American Civil War, he served in command of artillery batteries at various forts and was eventually placed in command of the 4th United States Artillery Regiment with the rank of colonel. At the close of the civil war, he was awarded the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general. He continued his career as a soldier after the Civil War, remaining in command of the 4th U.S. Artillery until his retirement in 1877.

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