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John Kemp Mizner
Birth: Mar. 2, 1834
Geneva
Ontario County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 8, 1898
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He started his military career on July 1, 1856, as a graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York. As a 1st Lieutenant he served on the plains with the 2nd United States Dragoons from February 1857 to May 1861. At the outbreak of the Civil War he was promoted Captain in the 2nd United States Cavalry on November 12, 1861. On March 7, 1862, he was appointed Colonel in command of the 3rd Michigan Volunteer Cavalry. He led the 3rd Michigan through the Mississippi campaigns and for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Corinth and action at Panola, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war he mustered out of the volunteer service on February 12, 1866, remaining in the 4th United States Cavalry as a Major. Sent to the great plains in 1869, he fought in the Indian Wars, was promoted Lieutenant Colonel in the 8th United States Cavalry, January 9, 1886 and Colonel of the 10th United States Cavalry on April 15, 1890. Leaving the frontier he served in Washington D.C. on the Army General Staff as Cavalry Officer and was promoted Brigadier General, United States Army, on May 26, 1897. He retired from active duty on June 7, 1897, after over 40 years of military service. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Site 99-C
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Apr 16, 2005
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