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17475 Gen. Gersham Mott CDV Mott, Gershom, major-
general entered the service of the United States for the Civil
war, Aug. I7, I86I, as lieutenant-colonel of the 5th N. J.
infantry. He was promoted colonel of the 6th N. J. infantry,
May 7, I862, was wounded at the second battle of Bull Run, and
was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers Sept. 7,
He was again wounded at Chancellorsville, May 3, 1863,
commanded the 4th division, Hancock's 2nd corps, in the battle
of the Wilderness, and a brigade at the battle of Cold Harbor.
He was brevetted major-general of volunteers Aug. 1, 1864, for
distinguished services during the war, and at Petersburg, Dec.
31, 1864, he commanded the 3d division, 2nd army corps, and
was stationed on the Jerusalem turnpike, south of the city. He
was again wounded at Amelia Springs, Va., April 6, 1865, and
after the army was disbanded he commanded a provisional
corps for some time and was a member of the Wirz commission
He was given a commission as major-general of volunteers, Dec.
1, 1865, to rank from May 26, 1865, and he resigned, Feb. 20,
1866. Backmarked Brady’s National Portrait Gallery. $175