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William McEntyre Dye
Birth: Jan. 26, 1831
Washington
Washington County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Nov. 13, 1899
Muskegon
Muskegon County
Michigan, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1853, served on the frontier with the 8th Infantry, was promoted 1st Lieutenant in 1856 and Captain, May 14, 1861. He became Colonel of the 20th Iowa Regiment, August 25, 1862, served in Missouri and Arkansas till 1863. In 1864, he led a brigade at Vicksburg and in the Red River campaign. He commanded a brigade at Mobile Bay, taking part in several expeditions, was acting assistant provost marshal general of Kansas, Nebraska, Colorado, and Dakota in 1865. He was brevetted Brigadier General of Volunteers on March 13, 1865, for services during the war and promoted Colonel in the regular Army on April 9, 1865 for gallantry in the Mobile campaign. He served with the 4th Infantry, in various garrisons and on September 30, 1870, was honorably discharged at his own request. He entered the Egyptian Army late in 1873 and served as assistant to the chief of staff in the Abyssinian expedition, where he was wounded. He returned to the United States in 1879, was chief of police of the District of Columbia from 1883 to 1886 and was chief of the special examination division of the pension office in Washington in 1887. He also wrote a book detailing his experiences in Egypt titled, "Moslem Egypt and Christian Abyssinia, Military Service under the Khedive". (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Graceland Cemetery
Chicago
Cook County
Illinois, USA
 
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Record added: Nov 03, 2004
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 23, 2014
Chief of the Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, DC, from 1883-1886.
- John Rentz
 Added: Nov. 22, 2012
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