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Col John Swayze McCalmont

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Col John Swayze McCalmont

Birth
Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 2 Dec 1906 (aged 84)
Washington, District of Columbia, District of Columbia, USA
Burial Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 42426509 View Source
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CIVIL WAR VETERAN

Residence: Franklin,Venango Co,PA. Enlistment Age-39.

Occupation: Lawyer and Judge.

He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. Jul 1,1838 to 1842, he graduated 32 of a class of 56. Upon graduation he was promoted in the Army to a Brevet 2nd Lt, Jul 1,1842 in the 3rd Infantry. 2nd Lt, 8th Infantry, Oct 10,1842. He served in garrison at Fort Shannon,Fla, 1842, and at Fort King,Fla, 1842 to 1843. He resigned,Jul 1,1843.

Enlisted: Jun 29,1861. Colonel
Commissioned into the 39th PA Infantry. Commanded, 3rd Brigade, McCall's Division, Army of the Potomac, Oct to Nov 1861. Resigned, May 9,1862 with physical health problems.

Other Information: He served the PA House of Representatives, 1849 to 1850. Speaker, 1850. President Judge, 18th Judical District, 1853 to 1861. U.S. Commissioner of Customs, 1885 to 1889


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