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David Perkins Grier
Birth: Dec. 26, 1836
Danville
Montour County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1891
Saint Louis
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the time of the Civil War, he was a member of the "National Blues", a militia in Peoria, Illinois and was commissioned a Captain with the 8th Missouri, Volunteer Infantry, Company G, in June, 1861. While he was with the 8th Missouri, he was involved in the battles at Fort Henry, Fort Donelson, Corinth, and Shiloh, serving with the 8th Missouri until September 1862. He returned to Illinois and helped form the 77th Illinois Volunteer Infantry which he was promoted Colonel in command of the regiment on September 12, 1862. Leading the 77th Illinois, he took part in the Vicksburg Campaign, the capture of Jackson, Mississippi, the Red River Campaign and operations in northern Louisiana and Texas. For his duty to service and merit, he was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 26, 1865. After the war he lived in St. Louis, Missouri and was a active member in the GAR and the Fraternal Order of the Legion of Honor. When the Grand Army of the Republic had their encampment in St. Louis, he was Grand Marshall of the parade. One of the speakers at his funeral was Colonel Seth W. Cobb, who had been in the Confederate Army. The two had met during the war and afterwards became good friends. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Cooper Grier (1808 - 1891)
  Elizabeth Perkins Grier (1813 - 1892)
 
 Spouse:
  Anna McKinney Grier (1840 - 1918)*
 
 Children:
  Smith McKinney Grier (1866 - 1908)*
  William Reynolds Grier (1869 - 1951)*
  Margaret Grier Todd (1872 - 1961)*
  Robert Cooper Grier (1875 - 1940)*
  David Perkins Grier (1878 - 1947)*
  Annie McKinney Grier (1881 - 1940)*
 
 Siblings:
  Robert Cooper Grier (1835 - 1912)*
  David Perkins Grier (1836 - 1891)
  Sarah Perkins Grier (1839 - 1893)*
  Elizabeth Grier Hibben (1841 - 1899)*
  Anna Grier Campbell (1846 - 1917)*
  Thomas Atherton Grier (1850 - 1923)*
  John Cooper Grier (1856 - 1860)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Springdale Cemetery and Mausoleum
Peoria
Peoria County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Prospect Hill Division, Section 1, Lot 6
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Dec 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 10121854
David Perkins Grier
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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: Apr. 21, 2017

- karl anglin
 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
Thank you for your service, David. Rest in peace.
- Renata
 Added: Feb. 19, 2014
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