James McCleery

James McCleery

Birth
Mecca, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
Death 5 Nov 1871 (aged 33)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Cortland, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID 9391555 · View Source
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Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. A college student at the outbreak of the Civil War, he enlisted on August 21, 1861 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in Company A, Forty-first Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Promoted through the ranks to Major, he lost his right arm at Shiloh, and was wounded at Stone River, December 31, 1862. For his gallantry he was brevetted Brigadier General of U. S. Volunteers on March 13, 1865. On July 28, 1866, he entered the Regular Army as Captain in the Forty-fifth Infantry, received the brevet of Major on March 2, 1867 and retired on December 15, 1870. After his retirement he settled in St. Mary's parish, Louisiana, where he purchased a plantation, practiced law, was connected with the Freedmen's Bureau and appointed superintendent of public education. On March 4, 1871, he was elected as a Republican to the Forty-second Congress and served until is death.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
  • Added: 31 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9391555
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James McCleery (2 Dec 1837–5 Nov 1871), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9391555, citing Cortland Christian Church Cemetery, Cortland, Trumbull County, Ohio, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .