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Gen John Spotswood Garland
Birth: Nov. 15, 1793
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 5, 1861
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA

United States Army Officer. A native of Virginia and career military man, he was commissioned 1st Lieutenant in the 35th United States Infantry on March 31, 1813. With over a decade of service, he was honored on May 7, 1827 with the rank of Brevet Major, United States Army. His promotion to full Major is dated October 30, 1836 and the subsequent rank of Lieutenant Colonel, November 27, 1839. With the onset of the war with Mexico in 1846, he was Brevetted Colonel for his actions at Palo Alto and Resaca de la Palma, Texas. By the same token, his actions at Contreras and Churubusco, Mexico earned him the honorary rank of Brevet Brigadier General on August 20, 1847. He received a wound at Chapultepac, Mexico while engaged with General Santa Anna forces. With 36 active years in the United States Army, he was promoted to full Colonel on May 7, 1849 and with nearly 50 years of military experience, would serve briefly during the American Civil War before dying of disease in New York City, New York on June 5, 1861.  (bio by: Stonewall) 
Family links: 
  Harriet Margaret Smith Garland (1799 - 1860)*
  John Spotswood Garland (1823 - 1897)*
  Henrietta Virginia Garland Nichols (1824 - 1843)*
  Maria Louisa Garland Longstreet (1827 - 1889)*
  Hudson Martin Garland (1830 - 1861)*
  Chauncey Payne Garland (1835 - 1835)*
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Oak Hill Cemetery
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: North Hill, Lot 171
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Stonewall
Record added: Mar 20, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10643676
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General John Spotswood Garland
- Jonathan Robert De Mallie, Historian
 Added: Apr. 29, 2015

- Darlene T.
 Added: Dec. 21, 2014
Rest in peace, Colonel. Thank you for your long service and ultimate sacrifice. God bless you for your loyal devotion to duty and your gallant defense of our Union against those who would have destroyed it, even your son-in-law, James Longstreet.
- Sharon
 Added: Jun. 5, 2014
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