The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Slocum, Henry Warner

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SLOCUM, slō'kŭm, Henry Warner, American soldier: b. Delpni, Onondaga County, N. Y., 24 Sept. 1827; d. Brooklyn, N. Y., 14 April 1894. He was graduated at West Point, but resigned his commission and began the practice of law. When the Civil War broke out he was commissioned colonel of volunteers in the Union army. He was at the first battle of Bull Run, was made brigadier-general in 1861 and major-general in 1862. He then commanded a corps of the left wing of Sherman's army, which he led on the “March to the Sea.” After the war was over he resigned, resumed the practice of law in Brooklyn and sat in Congress 1869-73.