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Powell Clayton
Birth: Aug. 7, 1833
Delaware County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Aug. 25, 1914
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General, Arkansas Governor, US Senator. At the beginning of the Civil War he enlisted in the 5th Kansas Cavalry and was commissioned a Colonel in March 1862. He served primarily in Missouri and Arkansas, fought at Wilson's Creek and after capture of Little Rock in September 1863, was assigned to command the post at Pine Bluff. In October 1863, he repulsed an attack by Confederate General J. S. Marmaduke and for his actions was promoted to Brigadier General of US Volunteers in August 1864. After the war, he remained in Arkansas and was elected Arkansas's Reconstruction Governor, serving 1868 to 1871. In 1871, he was elected as a Republican to the United States Senate and served to 1877. He was member of the Republican National Committee in 1889 and served as Ambassador to Mexico, 1897 to 1905. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  John Clayton (1793 - 1871)
  Glover Clayton (____ - 1875)*
  Charlotte Clayton (1824 - 1841)*
  Thomas Jefferson Clayton (1826 - 1900)*
  Ann Elizabeth Clayton (1831 - 1848)*
  Powell Clayton (1833 - 1914)
  John Middleton Clayton (1840 - 1889)*
  William Henry Harrison Clayton (1840 - 1920)*
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Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 3, Site 2035-WS
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Nov 16, 1999
Find A Grave Memorial# 6998
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- bob tarte
 Added: Aug. 25, 2016
General, thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Aug. 25, 2016
Sir, Thank You sir for your service, this is coming from the 5 Miller brothers who also proudly served Our Country.
- Robert David Miller
 Added: Jan. 28, 2014
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