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William McKee Dunn

  • Birth 12 Dec 1814 Hanover, Jefferson County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 24 Jul 1887 Dunn Loring, Fairfax County, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Plot Joyce, Lot 417 East
  • Memorial ID 5995044

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1837, practiced law and was a member of the Indiana State House of representatives in 1848. In 1859, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-sixth and Thirty-seventh Congresses, serving until 1863. During the Civil War while still in office, he volunteered for duty in the Union Army as aide-de-camp to Major General George B. McClellan and participated in the Virginia Campaign in 1861. In 1863 he was promoted Major Judge Advocate of the Department of Missouri and appointed Colonel, Assistant Judge Advocate General of the United States Army in 1864. He remained the Army, was promoted Brigadier General, Judge Advocate General of the US Army in 1875 and retired in position in 1881.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith

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  • Added: 25 Nov 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5995044
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