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William H. French

Born: Jan 13, 1815

Death: May 20, 1881

Birthplace: Baltimore

Nationality: United States

William H. French

Date of Birth : Jan 13, 1815
Date of Death : May 20, 1881
Birth Place : Baltimore

William Henry French was a career United States Army officer and a Union Army General in the American Civil War. He rose to temporarily command a corps within the Army of the Potomac, but was relieved of active field duty following poor performance by his command during the Mine Run Campaign in late 1863. He remained in the Army and went on to command several Army installations before his retirement in 1880.

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