James Gwyn (November 24, 1828 - July 17, 1906) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He immigrated at a young age from Ireland in 1846, initially working as a storekeeper in Philadelphia and later as a clerk in New York City. At the onset of the war, in 1861, he enlisted and was commissioned as a captain with the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He assumed command of the 118th Pennsylvania Regiment in the course of the war. Gwyn led that regiment through many of its 39 recorded battles, including engagements at Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Shepherdstown, Five Forks, and Gettysburg.

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  • James Gwyn, né le 24 novembre 1828 à Derry (Irlande) et mort le 17 juillet 1906 à Yonkers (État de New York), est un officier de l'armée de l'Union pendant la Guerre civile américaine. Il immigre de l'Irlande en 1846, travaillant d'abord comme magasinier à Philadelphie et plus tard en tant que commis à New York. Au début de la guerre, en 1861, il s’enrôle dans l’armée, affecté comme capitaine à la 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry (en). Il prend plus tard le commandement du 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (en). Gwyn conduit ce régiment à travers plusieurs de ses 39 combats enregistrés, y compris les engagements à Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Shepherdstown, Five Forks et Gettysburg. Gwyn est blessé à la bataille de la Wilderness en 1864. Après avoir récupéré, il prend le commandement de la troisième Brigades de la Première Division du V Corps (Union Army) (en). Gwyn est breveté général de brigade, puis major-général par le président Abraham Lincoln pour ses services. Ses hommes l'ont décrit comme « un officier beau et accompli, et un leader audacieux et agressif ». Après la guerre, Gwyn revient à Philadelphie et reprend ses affaires. Il meurt le 17 juillet 1906. Il est honoré par des funérailles militaires et enterré dans le cimetière Woodlands à Philadelphie. (fr)
  • James Gwyn (November 24, 1828 - July 17, 1906) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He immigrated at a young age from Ireland in 1846, initially working as a storekeeper in Philadelphia and later as a clerk in New York City. At the onset of the war, in 1861, he enlisted and was commissioned as a captain with the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He assumed command of the 118th Pennsylvania Regiment in the course of the war. Gwyn led that regiment through many of its 39 recorded battles, including engagements at Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Shepherdstown, Five Forks, and Gettysburg. Gwyn was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864, but returned to service after recuperating to take command of the Third, and eventually the First and Second Brigades of the First Division of the Union Army's V Corps. Gwyn was brevetted as a brigadier general President Abraham Lincoln and then as a major general by President Andrew Johnson for his service. His men described him as "a handsome and accomplished officer, and a bold and aggressive leader". After the war, Gwyn returned to Philadelphia, although later moving to New York, and resumed his business dealings. He died on July 17, 1906, and was honored with a military funeral and buried in Woodlands Cemetery, Philadelphia. (en)
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  • James Gwyn, né le 24 novembre 1828 à Derry (Irlande) et mort le 17 juillet 1906 à Yonkers (État de New York), est un officier de l'armée de l'Union pendant la Guerre civile américaine. Il immigre de l'Irlande en 1846, travaillant d'abord comme magasinier à Philadelphie et plus tard en tant que commis à New York. Au début de la guerre, en 1861, il s’enrôle dans l’armée, affecté comme capitaine à la 23rd Pennsylvania Infantry (en). Il prend plus tard le commandement du 118th Pennsylvania Infantry (en). Gwyn conduit ce régiment à travers plusieurs de ses 39 combats enregistrés, y compris les engagements à Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Shepherdstown, Five Forks et Gettysburg. (fr)
  • James Gwyn (November 24, 1828 - July 17, 1906) was an officer in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He immigrated at a young age from Ireland in 1846, initially working as a storekeeper in Philadelphia and later as a clerk in New York City. At the onset of the war, in 1861, he enlisted and was commissioned as a captain with the 23rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He assumed command of the 118th Pennsylvania Regiment in the course of the war. Gwyn led that regiment through many of its 39 recorded battles, including engagements at Seven Pines, Fredericksburg, Shepherdstown, Five Forks, and Gettysburg. (en)
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