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Oliver Davis Greene
Birth: Jan. 25, 1833
Scott
Cortland County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 19, 1904
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. An 1854 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, he became a Captain in the 2nd United States Regular Artillery upon the outbreak of the Civil War. He commanded Battery G, 2nd United States Artillery at the July 1861 First Battle of Bull Tun before being promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of Volunteers and made an Assistant Adjutant General on the staff of Major General Don Carlos Buell. Later assigned to the staff of Major General William B. Franklin, he was serving as Chief of Staff for the VI Corps at the September 17, 1862 Battle of Antietam, Maryland. There his bravery in action would see him be awarded the CMOH, with his citation reading "Formed the columns under heavy fire and put them into position" (his Medal was issued on December 13, 1893). Reverting back to the Regular Army, he was promoted to Major and served as the Assistant Adjutant General for the Department of the Missouri though the end of the war. He remained in the Regular Army post-war, and retired with the rank of Colonel in 1897. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". 
 
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 Spouse:
  Kate Rich Greene (1840 - 1895)*
 
 Children:
  Mary Greene Bonesteel (1864 - 1904)*
  Kate Greene Kernan (1865 - 1894)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
San Francisco National Cemetery
San Francisco
San Francisco County
California, USA
Plot: Section OS, Plot 49, Grave 8
GPS (lat/lon): 37.80012, -122.46407
 
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Record added: Feb 25, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 721774
Oliver Davis Greene
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 19, 2014
Thanks for serving sir!!!!
- karl anglin
 Added: Jun. 15, 2014

- chris graziano
 Added: Jun. 7, 2014
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