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FULLER, John Wallace, soldier, born in Cambridge, England, 28 July 1827. He came to New York in 1833 with his father, a Baptist clergyman, and became a bookseller, first in Utica, New York, and then in Toledo, Ohio. He was treasurer of the former City in 1852'4, and in May 1861, was appointed assistant adjutant general of Ohio. He became colonel of the 27th Ohio regiment in August of that year, served under Pope at New Madrid and Island Number Ten, and commanded the "Ohio brigade" at Corinth in October, 1862, where he distinguished himself.
He was promoted to brigadier general of volunteers on 5 January 1864, captured Decatur, Ala., in March and commanded a brigade in the Atlanta campaign, doing brilliant service at the Chattahoochee River on 21 July. His division opened the battle of Atlanta, and won the approbation of General McPherson. He fought Hood at Snake Creek Gap in October commanded the 1st division of the 17th corps in Sherman's march to the sea, and was present at Johnston's surrender. He was brevetted major general of volunteers on 13 March 1865, and resigned on 15 August General Fuller was appointed collector of the port of Toledo, Ohio, by President Grant in 1874, and reappointed in 1878.
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