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 John Dunlap Stevenson

John Dunlap Stevenson

Birth
Staunton, Staunton City, Virginia, USA
Death 22 Jan 1897 (aged 75)
Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Block 90, Lot 2115
Memorial ID 19373 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brigadier General. He organized a battalion of the 1st Missouri Mounted Volunteers for service in the Mexican War, serving with Stephen Kearny's command in the invasion of New Mexico. He returned to St. Louis after the Mexican War and served several terms in the state legislature and one term as president of the state senate before the Civil War. In 1861 he became Colonel and commander of the 7th Missouri Volunteer Infantry. At the battle of Corinth, Mississippi, he commanded a brigade under General James B. McPherson. Promoted to Brigadier General he commanded a brigade in Logan's division, XVII Corps, during the Vicksburg campaign. He became dissatisfied with his assignment in Decatur, Alabama and resigned. He was recalled to command the District of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, where he remained until the war's end, receiving a promotion to brevet Major General of Volunteers. After the war he returned to St. Louis to resume his law practice.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger



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  • Added: 5 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19373
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Dunlap Stevenson (8 Jun 1821–22 Jan 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19373, citing Bellefontaine Cemetery, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .