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 John Bruce

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John Bruce Famous memorial

Birth
Falkirk, Stirling, Scotland
Death
1 Oct 1901 (aged 69)
Wernersville, Berks County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA
Plot
Block R, Lot 28
Memorial ID
8319910 View Source

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Sterlingshire, Scotland, he began his Civil War service with a commission of Captain and commander of Company A, 19th Iowa Volunteer Infantry on August 17, 1862. He then rose steadily in rank, being promoted to Major on December 8, 1862, Lieutenant Colonel on March 10, 1864, and to Colonel and commander on July 3, 1865. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". Honorably mustered out on July 10, 1865, he would go on to a successful law career, culminating in his service as a an Alabama State Representative (1872-1874) and a United States Federal Judge in Alabama (1875-1901).

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Sterlingshire, Scotland, he began his Civil War service with a commission of Captain and commander of Company A, 19th Iowa Volunteer Infantry on August 17, 1862. He then rose steadily in rank, being promoted to Major on December 8, 1862, Lieutenant Colonel on March 10, 1864, and to Colonel and commander on July 3, 1865. On March 13, 1865 he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers for "gallant and meritorious services during the war". Honorably mustered out on July 10, 1865, he would go on to a successful law career, culminating in his service as a an Alabama State Representative (1872-1874) and a United States Federal Judge in Alabama (1875-1901).

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  • Maintained by: Find a Grave
  • Originally Created by: Tom DeNardo
  • Added: 26 Jan 2004
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 8319910
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/8319910/john-bruce: accessed ), memorial page for John Bruce (16 Feb 1832–1 Oct 1901), Find a Grave Memorial ID 8319910, citing Oakland Cemetery, Keokuk, Lee County, Iowa, USA; Maintained by Find a Grave .