COL BBG Dawes, Rufus

Rufus Dawes

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Born: July 4, 1838

Birthplace: Malta, Ohio

Father: Henry Dawes 1804 – 1867
(Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Lindina, Wisconsin)​

Mother: Sarah Cutler 1809 – 1896
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio)​

Wife: Mary Beman Gates 1842 – 1921
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio)​

Children:

U.S. Vice President Charles Gates Dawes 1865 – 1951​
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​
Rufus Cutler Dawes 1867 – 1940​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio)​
U.S. Congressman Beman Gates Dawes 1870 – 1953​
(Buried: Dawes Arboretum and Cemetery, Newark, Ohio)​
Mary Frances Dawes Beach 1872 – 1956​
(Buried: Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio)​
Henry May Dawes 1877 – 1952​
(Buried: Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum, Chicago, Illinois)​

Education:

1860: Graduated from Marietta College​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1862: Captain, Company K, 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment​
1861 – 1862: Served in the Defenses of Washington, D.C.​
1862 – 1863: Major of 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment​
1862: Served in the Second Battle of Bull Run, Virginia​
1862: Served in the Battle of Antietam, Maryland​
1862 – 1864: Commander of 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment​
1862: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia​
1863 – 1864: Lt. Colonel of 6th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment​
1863: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia​
1863: Regimental Commander at the Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania​
1864: Regimental Commander at the Battle of the Wilderness, Virginia​
1864: Served in the Sieges of Petersburg and Richmond, Virginia​
1864: Colonel but not mustered into Service​
1864: Mustered out of the Union Army on August 10th
1865: Brevetted Brigadier General in the Union Army​

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1881: Wholesale Lumber Businessman in Marietta, Ohio​
1871 – 1899: Trustee of Marietta College​
1871 – 1899: Trustee Ohio Institute for Deaf and Dumb​
1881 – 1883: United States Congressman from Ohio​
1881 – 1883: Member of House Committee on Invalid Pensions​
1881 – 1883: Member of House Committee on Territories​
1882: Voted against the Chinese Exclusion Act​
1883 – 1899: Wholesale Lumber Businessman in Marietta, Ohio​
1890: Author of Service with the 6th Wisconsin Volunteers

Died: August 1, 1899

Place of Death: Marietta, Ohio

Age at time of Death: 61 years old

Burial Place:
Oak Grove Cemetery, Marietta, Ohio
 
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Polloco

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Not quiet sure where the middle name of Robinson came from. According to one source he had no middle name and used the letter "R". According to Wikapedia He led a counterattack that helped capture of over 200 Confederates in the unfinished railroad cut West of Gettysburg on July 1, 1863.
 

Coonewah Creek

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General Dawes corresponded with several members of the 2nd Mississippi after the war, including Colonel (then Governor) Stone and Major Blair. By all accounts he was a fine soldier...
 
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