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James Adams Ekin
Birth: Aug. 31, 1819
Pittsburgh
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Mar. 27, 1891
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A builder of ships and steamboats prior to the Civil War he entered service as 1st Lieutenant and regimental quartermaster of the 12th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry. He reached the rank of Colonel in the Quartermaster Department holding various posts including that of Chief Quartermaster of the Cavalry Corps of the Army of the Potomac. He received the brevet of Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 8, 1865. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US regular Army for "faithful and meritorious services in the Quartermaster's Department during the war". In 1865 he was a member of the military tribunal that tried the Lincoln murder conspirators. He retired from the Regular Army in 1883 with the rank of Colonel. (bio by: Steve Dunn) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Diana Craighead Walker Ekin (1824 - 1889)*
 
 Children:
  James Adams Ekin (1843 - 1847)*
  James Adams Ekin (1844 - 1847)*
  Mary Elizabeth Ekin Willson (1847 - 1934)*
  Susan Bayard Ekin (1849 - 1849)*
  Susan Bayard Ekin (1849 - 1849)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Cave Hill National Cemetery
Louisville
Jefferson County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: National Cemetery, Section B, Row 3, Lot 1
 
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Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
Record added: Feb 06, 2003
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Thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, my brother.
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