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Rawlins, John A.

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John Aaron Rawlins

Born: February 13, 1831
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Birthplace: Galena, Illinois

Father: James Dawson Rawlins 1801 – 1893
(Buried: Scales Mound Township Cemetery, Scales, Illinois)​

Mother: Lovisa Jane Collier 1803 – 1891
(Buried: Scales Mound Township Cemetery, Scales, Illinois)​

1st Wife: Emily Smith 1833 – 1861
(Buried: Wallkill Cemetery, Phillipsburg, New York)​

2nd Wife: Mary Emeline “Emma” Hurlburt 1840 – 1874
(Buried: Wooster Cemetery, Danbury, Connecticut)​

Children:

Mary Rawlins​
(Buried: Wooster Cemetery Danbury Connecticut)​
James Bradner Rawlins 1857 – 1917​
(Buried: Wallkill Cemetery Phillipsburg New York)​
Jane Lovisa “Jennie” Rawlins Holman 1858 – 1941​
(Buried: Wallkill Cemetery Phillipsburg New York)​
Emily Smith Rawlins Wait 1860 – 1897​
(Buried: Wallkill Cemetery Phillipsburg New York)​
Willie Rawlins 1867 – 1867​
(Buried: Wooster Cemetery Danbury Connecticut)​
Violet Rawlins 1869 – 1869​
(Buried: Wooster Cemetery Danbury Connecticut)​

Signature:
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Education:


Attended Rock River Seminary for 1 year and a half
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Occupation before War:

Attorney in Illinois

1860: Supporter of Stephen A. Douglas for President​

Civil War Career:

1861: Made a Galena, Illinois Union Loyalty Speech​
1861: Helped organize the 45th Illinois Infantry Regiment​
1862: Captain and Assistant Adjutant General to Grant​
1862: Major in Union Army and Staff Officer​
1862: Petitioned for the release of Sheean​
1862 – 1863: Lt. Colonel in the Union Army, and Staff Officer​
Chief of Staff of the Union Army of Tennessee​
Chief of Staff of the Military Division of the Mississippi​
1863 – 1865: Brigadier General, Union Army Volunteers​
1863: Emissary for General Grant in Washington, D.C.​
1864 – 1869: Chief of Staff of General Headquarters for U.S. Army​
1865: Brevetted to the rank of Major General​
1865 – 1869: Brigadier General, United States Army​

Occupation after War:

1864 – 1869: Chief of Staff of General Headquarters for U.S. Army​
1865 – 1869: Brigadier General United States Army​
1865 – 1869: Suffered from the effects of Tuberculosis​
1867: Accompanied General Dodge on his expedition​
1869: United States Secretary of War Department​
1869: Approved the Construction of the Brooklyn Bridge​

Died: September 6, 1869

Place of Death: Washington, D.C.

Cause of Death: Hemorrhage of the lungs

Age at time of Death: 38 years old

Burial Place: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
 
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