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DAVIDSON, John Wynn
Born August 18 1824, Fairfax Cty VA
Died June 26 1881, St Paul MN
Pre-War Profession Graduated West Point 1845, frontier duty, Mexican war, fought Indians.
War Service August 1861 Capt. in 1st US Cavalry, Maj. in 2nd US Cavalry, served in Washington defences, February 1862 appointed Brig. Gen. of Volunteers, commanded 3rd Bde/2nd Divn/VI Corps in Peninsula campaign, commanded the Dist. of St Louis, commanded armies in Missouri and Arkansas, chief of cavalry in Dept. of West Mississippi.
Brevet Promotions Brig. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.V. March 13 1865, Maj. Gen. U.S.A. March 13 1865.
Post War Career Army service in inspector general's department, professor of military science.
 
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