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John D. Stevenson
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Stevenson, John D., brigadier-general, was born in the state of Virginia, but early in life took up his residence in Missouri, where he was living at the time of the Mexican war. On June 27, 1846, he became captain of the Missouri mounted volunteers and served in that capacity in the war with Mexico until June 24, 1847. He then retired from the military service and followed peaceful pursuits until June 1, 1861, when he was commissioned colonel of the 7th Mo. infantry and began active service in the Civil war at Boonville, Mo., on July 4. He was on duty at various places in the state until early in May, 1862, when he was ordered with his regiment to Pittsburg landing, where he arrived on the 14th, From August to October he was on post duty at Jackson, Tenn.; took part in the engagements at Medon Station and Britton's lane; was then ordered to Corinth, Miss., where he arrived in time to attack the Confederate rear as the enemy was assaulting the Federal forces, was attached to Gen. McPherson's division and was in the advance in the pursuit of the enemy from Corinth to Ripley. On Nov. 29, 1862, he was commissioned brigadier-general of volunteers and continued to serve in that capacity until April 22, 1864, when he resigned from the service, but on Aug. 7, 1864, he was recommissioned as brigadier, to rank from the date of his first commission, and he continued to serve until Jan. 15, 1866, when he was honorably mustered out of the volunteer service. On March 13, 1865, he was brevetted major-general of volunteers for meritorious service during the war, and on July 28, 1866, he was commissioned colonel in the regular army and given command of the 30th infantry. On March 2, 1867, he was brevetted brigadier-general, U. S. A., for gallant and meritorious service at the battle of Champion's hill, Miss., and on Dec. 15, 1870, was assigned to the command of the 25th infantry. He was honorably discharged from the service at his own request on Dec. 31, 1870. Gen. Stevenson died on Jan. 22, 1897.
Union Army
Side Union
Born June 8, 1821
Died January 22, 1897
Buried Bellefontaine Cemetery
St. Louis, Missouri

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