Scarce image of Gen James M. Warner. This is the first image of Warner I have seen available in 20 plus years of dealing. Cabinet card photograph taken by Sterry, in Albany, NY.
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Warner, James M., brigadier-general, was born in the state
of Vermont, was a cadet at the United States military academy
from July 1, 1855, to July 1, 1860, when he was graduated and
promoted in the army to brevet second lieutenant of infantry.
He served on frontier duty at Fort Wise, Col., 1860-62, being
commissioned second lieutenant in the 8th infantry Feb. 28, and
first lieutenant in the same regiment on May 30, 1861. On
Sept. 1, 1862, he was commissioned colonel of the 11th Vt.
volunteers and served with heavy artillery in the defenses of
Washington from the date of his commission until May 12, 1864.
He then started with the Army of the Potomac on the Richmond
campaign, was engaged in the battles of Spottsylvania, where he
was severely wounded, and was on sick leave of absence as the
result of his wound until July 8. He was then in command of
the 1st brigade of Gen. Hardin's division in the defenses of
Washington during Gen. Early's raid upon the capital. On Aug.
1, 1864, he was brevetted brigadier-general of volunteers for
gallant and meritorious services at the battle of
Spottsylvania; was in the Shenandoah campaign from August to
December, being engaged in the skirmish at Charlestown and the
battle of the Opequan; was in command of the 1st brigade, 2nd
division, 6th army corps, at the storming of Flint hill, the
battles of Fisher's hill and Cedar creek, and several
skirmishes. On Oct. 8, 1864, he was commissioned captain in
the 8th infantry; was with the Army of the Potomac in the
Richmond campaign from Dec., 1864 to April, 1865, including the
siege of Petersburg, the assault of the enemy's works on March
25, the attack which terminated the siege on April 2, the
pursuit of the Confederate army, the battle of Sailor's creek,
and the capitulation of Gen. Lee at Appomattox. On March 13,
1865, he was brevetted major, lieutenant-colonel and colonel,
for gallant and meritorious services during the rebellion, and
participated in the movements of the 6th army corps to
Washington and until its disbandment in July, 1865. 0n April
9, 1865, he was brevetted brigadier-general, U. S. A., for
gallant and meritorious services in the field during the
rebellion, and on May 8, 1865, he was given the full rank of
brigadier-general of volunteers. He was mustered out of the
volunteer service Jan. 15, 1866, and resigned from the regular
army Feb. 13, of the same year. He engaged in business as a
paper manufacturer at Albany, N. Y., which was his chief
occupation during a long and successful business career. On
Dec. 19, 1889, he was appointed postmaster at Albany and served
in that position during the administration of President
Harrison. Gen. Warner died March 16, 1897.
Source: The Union Army, vol. 8