James W. Reilly Military Person

James William Reilly (May 20, 1828 – November 6, 1905) was a lawyer, politician, and soldier from the state of Ohio who served as a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War. He commanded a brigade and then a division in the Army of the Ohio in several campaigns in the Western Theater of operations. Reilly was born May 20, 1828, in Akron, Ohio. He was educated at Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg, Maryland, and later studied law. He passed his bar exam and established a successful practice in Wellsville, Ohio, in Columbiana County. In 1858, he entered politics, and was elected as a Republican to the Ohio House of Representatives, where he eventually supported the policies of President Abraham Lincoln. In August 1862, Reilly joined the military, accepting an appointment as the colonel of the 104th Ohio Infantry. After training at Camp Massillon, he and his men were assigned to various garrisons and posts in Kentucky, where they operated against Edmund Kirby Smith and John Hunt Morgan.

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Date of birth
May 20th, 1828
United States of America
Date of death
November 6th, 1905 at age of 77
Place of death


1. Mount St. Mary's University Colleges/University

Mount St. Mary's University, also known as The Mount, is a private, liberal arts, Catholic university in the Catoctin Mountains near Emmitsburg, Maryland. It was founded by French émigré Father John DuBois (Père Jean Dubois) in 1808 and is the oldest independent Catholic college in the United States. (It is the second oldest Catholic college in the United States, after Georgetown.) The school became co-educational in 1972. In addition to its undergraduate school, the university includes five graduate programs, including a seminary. Dr. Thomas H. Powell is the University's president.

2010. 38 mil. $
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16300 Old Emmitsburg Rd, 21727 - Emmitsburg, Maryland
2010. 1,618
2009. 1,620
2010. 494
Acceptance rate
2010. 66.0 %
Local tuition
2010. 29.7 K $
Official web page www.msmary.edu
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b. 1828., U.S. Congressperson
b. 1833., Religious Leader
b. 1835., Painting Artist
b. 1926., Politician
b. 1844., Religious Leader
b. 1935., Priest
b. 1945., Professor
b. 1886., Priest

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