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David Hunter
Birth: Jul. 21, 1802
Rensselaer County
New York, USA
Death: Feb. 2, 1886
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Civil War Union Major General. He graduated from West Point an officer in the infantry in 1822 and served the Dragoons. In 1842, he was appointed the post of Paymaster of the Army and after the election of Abraham Lincoln to President, he was in charge of the escort of Lincoln to Washington D.C. At the start of the Civil War, he was Colonel in command of the 3rd US Cavalry when promoted Brigadier General of the Department of Washington. In August, 1862, he was promoted Major General commander of the Western Department. He helped organize the first black Union Army regiments which fought in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina. He also served as the Assistant Inspector General of the Department of the Gulf and participated in the Valley Campaigns of 1864. After the war, Hunter was the president of the military commission trying the conspirators of Lincoln's assassination and served in the honor guard at the funeral of Abraham Lincoln which accompanied his body back to Springfield. He retired from the Army in July 1866. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
Family links: 
  Andrew Hunter (1750 - 1823)
  Mary Stockton Hunter (1761 - 1846)
  Maria Indiana Kinzie Hunter (1807 - 1887)*
  David Hunter (1802 - 1886)
  Lewis Boudinot Hunter (1805 - 1887)*
*Calculated relationship
Princeton Cemetery
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
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Record added: Mar 21, 1999
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General, thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Feb. 2, 2017
Thanks for crushing the treasonous slavers!
- D.M.S.
 Added: Mar. 30, 2016

- karl anglin
 Added: Nov. 21, 2015
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