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James Monroe Comly
Birth: Mar. 6, 1832
New Lexington
Perry County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 26, 1887
Franklin County
Ohio, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the outbreak of the Civil he was editor and proprietor of the "Ohio State Journal", in Columbus, Ohio. In December 1861 Ohio Governor William Dennison appointed him to fill the vacancy for a Major in the 23rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment. During the September 1862 Antietam Campaign, he took command of the regiment after his commander was wounded at Battle of South Mountain on September 14, 1862. As Colonel of 23rd Ohio Regiment, he led his men in successive charges and assaults against the Confederates at the Battle of Anietam, September 17, 1862. For his courage and leadership, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war he was Postmaster of Columbus, Ohio and later served as United States Minister to the Hawaiian Islands, 1877 to 82. In 1883, he returned to Ohio, where he owned and edited the "Toledo Commercial" until his death. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Green Lawn Cemetery
Franklin County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 12
GPS (lat/lon): 39.94212, -83.03465
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Oct 19, 2004
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 26, 2016

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Mar. 6, 2015
Thanks for your bravery sir!
- karl anglin
 Added: Oct. 30, 2012
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