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Alexander Brydie Dyer
[[Image:150px|center|200px|border]]Alexander Brydie Dyer
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Born: January 10, 1815(1815-01-10)
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Died: May 20, 1874 (aged 59)
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Allegiance: United States of America
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Branch: Union Army
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Rank: Brevet Major General
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Battles: Seminole Wars
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Alexander Brydie Dyer (January 10, 1815 – May 20, 1874) was an American soldier in a variety of 19th century wars, serving most notably as a general and chief of ordnance for the Union Army during the American Civil War.


Dyer was born at Richmond, Virginia, and graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1837. He served in the Seminole Wars in 1837–38 and as lieutenant of ordnance in the Mexican-American War in 1846–48, being brevetted captain for gallant conduct at the Battle of Santa Cruz de Rosales.

He served throughout the Civil War. From 1861 to 1864, he commanded the Federal armory in Springfield, Massachusetts. On September 12, 1864, he was appointed chief of ordnance at Washington, D.C., with the rank of brigadier general—a position that he held until his death. In 1865, he was brevetted major general in the Regular Army.

Dyer died in Washington and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

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