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John Haskell King

Civil War Union Brigadier General. In 1837, he was appointed a 2nd Lieutenant in the 1st US Infantry from Michigan and served on the frontier at Vera Cruz during Mexican War. At the start of the Civil War, he was placed in command of troops which participated at Shiloh, Corinth and at the Battle of Murfreesboro. In April, 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General and commanded a brigade in the XIV Corps at Chickamauga and during the Atlanta Campaign. From July 1864, until the end of the war he commanded a brigade of five battalions in the District of the Etowah. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Major General in the Regular Army on March 13, 1865. After the war, he remained in the Army and served at various stations on the western frontier until he was retired in 1882.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John Haskell King (19 Feb 1820–7 Apr 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5885454, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .