Edmund Brooke Alexander
|Edmund Brooke Alexander|
|Born||October 6, 1802|
|Died||January 3, 1888
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Years of service||1823 - 1868|
Brevet Brigadier General
|Commands held||10th Infantry Regiment|
|Battles/wars||American Civil War|
Edmund Brooke Alexander (October 6, 1802 – January 3, 1888) was an officer in the United States Army in the Mexican-American War through the American Civil War who rose to the rank of brevet Brigadier General in 1865.
Alexander, still a brevet Lieutenant Colonel, led the 8th Infantry, when it became the first garrison stationed at Fort Bliss in the El Paso, Texas, area, from January 1854 through March 1855. In March 1855, promoted to Colonel, Alexander was appointed command of the new 10th Infantry. He later led his regiment in the Utah War.
In 1869, he retired with the rank of Colonel.
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