John Craven McQuiston

John Craven McQuiston

Birth
Madison, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
Death 22 Feb 1903 (aged 79)
Williford, Sharp County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 10856354 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He volunteered to serve in the Civil War and was appointed a Captain in Company D, 16th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The 16th saw its first action at Balls Bluff, Virginia, in October 1861 and at Shenandoah, Virginia in early1862. In May 1862, he served as the Provost Marshal for the 4th District of Indiana before receiving a commission as Colonel of the 123rd Indiana Infantry. He led the 123rd in the colossal campaigns of Atlanta, Georgia and at the Battle of Nashville, Tenenesse in December 1864. He with the 123rd was sent to Washington, D.C., where they embarked on steamboats for the Carolinas and participated in some of the last fighting of the Civil War. He served as a staff officer when the surrender ceremonies took place between General Sherman and Confederate General Joe Johnston in Raleigh, North Carolina. For gallant and distinguished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of U.S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. He and the 123rd mustered out at Charlotte, North Carolina on August 25, 1865. Remaining in the south after the war, he was a railroad engineer, conductor and road master.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 26 Apr 2005
  • Find a Grave Memorial 10856354
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Craven McQuiston (17 Aug 1823–22 Feb 1903), Find a Grave Memorial no. 10856354, citing Maple Park Cemetery, Springfield, Greene County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .