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Justus McKinstry
Birth: Jul. 6, 1814
Columbia County
New York, USA
Death: Dec. 11, 1897
Saint Louis
St. Louis City
Missouri, USA

Civil War Union Brigadier General. Born in New York, he graduated from West Point in 1838 and was commissioned an officer in the 2nd Infantry. With the start of the Civil War, he became quartermaster with the rank of Major and was stationed at St. Louis, attached to the staff of General John C. Fremont. In September 1861, he was appointed Brigadier General with the combined duties of provost-marshal and quartermaster of the Department of the West. Accused of being dishonest as quartermaster, he was arrested and the charges were dismissed with his resignation in January 1863. After the war, he became a stockbroker in New York City. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  David Charles McKinstry (1778 - 1856)
  Nancy Whiting Backus McKinstry (1780 - 1866)
 
 Spouse:
  Susan Hamilton McKinstry McKinstry (1814 - 1892)*
 
 Children:
  James Hamilton McKinstry (1846 - 1932)*
 
 Siblings:
  Anne McKinstry Van Cleve (____ - 1892)*
  James Patterson McKinstry (1807 - 1873)*
  Sarah Ingersoll McKinstry (1809 - 1868)*
  Augustus Tremain McKinstry (1811 - 1858)*
  Justus McKinstry (1814 - 1897)
  Charles McKinstry (1819 - 1855)*
  Elisha Williams McKinstry (1824 - 1901)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Highland Cemetery
Ypsilanti
Washtenaw County
Michigan, USA
Plot: Block 84, Lot 1, Grave 4
 
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Record added: Oct 26, 2001
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Justus McKinstry
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There was a serious political vacuum that surrounded the staff of Major General John C. Fremont. More than likely you were a target because of association. Thank you for your service to our country and may you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
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