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Gen Richard Montgomery Gano

Gen Richard Montgomery Gano

Birth
Bourbon County, Kentucky, USA
Death 27 Mar 1913 (aged 82)
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Burial Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Plot Section 3, Lot 64
Memorial ID 9813 · View Source
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Confederate Brigadier General. A graduate of Bethany College and Louisville Medical University he moved to Baton Rouge Louisiana where he served as a physician at the Louisiana State Penitentiary. In 1859 he moved to Grapevine, Texas and became a millionaire through his investments in the livestock and real estate business. He became active in civic affairs, was honored as an "Indian fighter" and was elected to the state legislature in 1860. However, at the start of the Civil War he resigned his seat and became captain of the "Grapevine Volunteers". He spent much of the early part of the War serving with John Hunt Morgan in Kentucky. Later in the war his troops were sent to in Arkansas. While there he was wounded at the Battle of Poison Springs and gained fame for capturing a Union supply train with mules and supplies valued at over one million dollars during the Second Battle of Cabin Creek. After the war he returned to the place of his birth in Bourbon County, Kentucky. While there he became a minister for the churches of Christ. Four years later he returned to Texas where he regularly preached, establishing congregations throughout the area, became active in the Prohibition movement of the 1880's and continued as a successful business man. He died in Dallas, Texas.

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  • Added: 4 Jun 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9813
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Gen Richard Montgomery Gano (17 Jun 1830–27 Mar 1913), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9813, citing Oakland Cemetery, Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .