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 David Maxwell Dunn
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David Maxwell Dunn

Birth
Death 20 Aug 1889 (aged 70)
Cenotaph Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, USA
Plot Burial: Oak Hill Cemetery, D.C.
Memorial ID 6879048 · View Source
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David Maxwell Dunn served in the House in 1855. He was born Nov. 28, 1818, in
Jefferson County, to Williamson Dunn. He attended Hanover College and graduated
with a law degree. He was a director of the Logansport and Pacific Railroad and
commissioner of the Wabash and Erie Canal.

In 1846, he joined 1st Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers and fought in the
Mexican War, where he advanced to 2nd lieutenant.

Later he joined the 9th Regiment Indiana Volunteers and fought in the Civil War
rising to lieutenant colonel. He was appointed U.S. consul to Prince Edward
Island for 12 years and U.S. consul to Valparaiso, Peru.

Enlisted as a Lieutenant Colonel on 26 April 1861.
Commission in Company S, 9th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 26 Apr 1861.
Mustered Out Company S, 9th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 29 Jul 1861 at Indianapolis, IN.
Commission in Company S, 29th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 30 Aug 1861.
Promoted to Full Lieutenant Colonel (As of 29th IN Inf) on 30 Aug 1861.
Promoted to Full Colonel (Not Mustered) on 1 Mar 1864.
Mustered Out Company S, 29th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 27 Sep 1864.


The Franklin Democrat, Friday, August 30, 1889, Volume XXX, Number 10, page 1, column 4

The recent death of David M. Dunn recalls to the mind of old settlers the time when he left Logansport as the second lieutenant of the Cass county volunteers bound for the Mexican war. This was forty three years ago. There were ninety-two men in the organization, and they were carried in thirty-three wagons to Indianapolis, and then to Edinburg, where they boarded the then only railroad in the state and were taken to Madison. The remainder of the trip to Mexico was made by boat. The death of Mr. Dunn removes the last commissioned officer of the company. - Logansport Pharos.

Bio by: CatheaC


Inscription

Lieut Col 29 Ind Inf
Mexican War Civil War


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  • Maintained by: Mark
  • Originally Created by: Alberta Daniels Withrow
  • Added: 25 Oct 2002
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6879048
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for David Maxwell Dunn (28 Nov 1818–20 Aug 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6879048, citing Ninth Street Cemetery, Logansport, Cass County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Mark (contributor 46832165) .