The New Student's Reference Work/Terry, Alfred Howe

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Ter'ry, Alfred Howe, an American soldier and general, was born at Hartford, Conn., Nov. 10, 1827, and died at New Haven, Conn., Dec. 16, 1890. After studying and practicing law he became colonel of a militia regiment in Connecticut, and on the outbreak of the Civil War his regiment was mustered into the United States service and took patt in the first battle of Bull Run. Colonel Terry was present at the capture of Port Royal, at the siege of Fort Pulaski and in the operations against Charleston. He was promoted to brigadier-general, shared in the capture of Fort Wagner, and acted in Virginia in 1864 as division and corps commander. He served at Drury's Bluff, at Bermuda Hundred, at the siege of Petersburg, but his chief achievement as a soldier was his assault and capture of Fort Fisher (Jan. 15, 1865). After this he served under Sherman as corps-commander, and was at the capture of Wilmington. He was brevetted major-general in the regular army in 1865, and commanded the departments of Dakota and the south, and was in charge of successful expeditions against Sitting Bull and the Sioux.