★  Slack, James R.

James Richard Slack

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Born: September 28, 1818

Birthplace: Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Father: James Torbert Slack 1787 – 1847
(Buried: Yorktown Cemetery, Yorktown, Indiana)​

Mother: Sarah S. Simpson 1789 – 1845
(Buried: Yorktown Cemetery, Yorktown, Indiana)​

Wife: Anna P. Thompson 1821 – 1897
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Huntington, Indiana)​

Children:

Theodore S. Slack 1839 – 1871​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Huntington, Indiana)​
James R. Slack 1846 – 1848​
(Buried: Mount Hope Cemetery, Huntington, Indiana)​
James Richard Slack 1848 – 1920​
(Buried: San Gabriel Cemetery, San Gabriel, California)​

Occupation before War:

School Teacher and Farm Hand in Delaware County, Indiana​
Attorney in Huntington, Indiana​
Huntington County Indiana County Auditor​
Indiana State Senator​
1854: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congress​

Civil War Career:

1861 – 1864: Colonel of 47th Indiana Infantry Regiment​
1862: Brigade Commander at Battle of New Madrid​
1862: Brigade Commander at Battle of Island No. 10​
Served in the White River Expedition​
1863: Served in the Yazoo Pass Expedition​
1863: Brigade Commander during Vicksburg, Mississippi Campaign​
1864: Served in a minor role in the Red River Campaign in Louisiana​
1864 – 1866: Brigadier General of Union Army, Volunteers​
1865: Brigade Commander at Battle of Fort Blakely, Alabama​
1865 – 1866: Union Army Commander of Brazos Santiago, Texas​
1866: Mustered out of the Union Army on January 15th
1866: Confirmed as Brevet Major General on July 23rd

Occupation after War:

Attorney in Huntington, Indiana​
Judge of 28th Judicial Circuit of Indiana​
1880: Unsuccessful Candidate for United States Congress​

Died: July 28, 1881

Place of Death: Chicago, Illinois

Cause of Death: Apoplexy

Age at time of Death: 62 years old

Burial Place: Mount Hope Cemetery, Huntington, Indiana
 
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His Lt. Colonel, Milton Robinson, of the 47th Indiana Infantry went on to command the 75th Indiana Infantry as it's Colonel.He then had a career as a brigade leader and congressman.
 
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