★ ★  Dana, Napoleon J. T.

Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh Dana

Born: April 15, 1822
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Birthplace: Eastport, Maine

Father: Nathaniel Giddings Dana 1797 – 1833

Mother: Mary Ann Langdon Harris 1801 – 1868
(Buried: Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire)​

Wife: Susan Lewis “Sue” Sandford 1822 – 1904
(Buried: Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire)​

Children:

Mary Langdon Dana Tidball 1846 – 1904​
(Buried: U.S. Military Academy Post Cemetery, West Point, New York)​
Charles Peaslee Dana 1849 – 1880​
(Buried: Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire)​
Dr. Alfred Sandford Dana 1851 – 1901​
(Buried: Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire)​

Education:

1842: Graduated from West Point Military Academy – (29th in class)​

Occupation before War:

1842 – 1847: 2nd Lt. United States Army, 7th Infantry Regiment​
1842 – 1843: Garrison Duty at Fort Pike, Louisiana​
1846: Served in the Defense of Fort Brown​
1847 – 1851: 1st Lt. United States Army, 7th Infantry Regiment​
1847: Brevetted Captain for Gallantry Battle of Cerro Gordo​
1848 – 1855: Captain and Assistant Quartermaster for U.S. Army​
1855: Resigned from United States Army on May 1st
1855 – 1861: Banker in Saint Paul, Minnesota​
1857 – 1861: Brigadier General of Minnesota State Militia​

Civil War Career:
1861 – 1862: Colonel of 1st Minnesota Infantry Regiment​
1861: Guarded Potomac ferries between D.C. and Harpers Ferry​
1861 – 1862: Served Guarded Potomac Ferries in Shenandoah​
1862: Brigadier General Union Army Infantry​
1862: Served in the Virginia Peninsular Campaign​
1862: Served in the Battle of South Mountain​
1862: Wounded in the leg at the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1865: Major General Union Army Volunteers​
1862: Sick with fever and rheumatism​
1863: Commander of Defenses of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania​
1863: Commander of Operations Department of the Gulf​
1863: Commander of expedition to the Rio Grande​
1863 – 1864: Commander of 13th Army Corps in the Union Army​
1864: Commander of the District of Vicksburg, Mississippi​
1864: Commander of District of Western Tennessee​
1864 – 1865: Commander of Department of Mississippi​
1865: Resigned from Union Army on May 27th

Occupation after War:
1866 – 1871: General Agent American – Russian Commercial Company​
1872 – 1878: Superintendent of railroads in Illinois​
1878: Superintendent of Chicago, Burlington, Quincy Railroad Co.​
1878 – 1881: Commissioner in charge of Railroad Pools in St. Louis​
President of Montana and Union Railway Company​
1894 – 1905: Listed on list of retired Army officers as Captain​

Died: July 15, 1905

Place of Death: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Cause of Death: Apoplexy

Age at time of Death: 83 years old

Burial Place: Harmony Grove Cemetery, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
 
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