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David Hunter

Date of Birth:      July 21, 1802
Hometown:         Washington, DC
Education:           West Point, 1822
Final Wartime Rank:    Brigadier General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Colonel

Date of Death:     February 2, 1886
Place of Death:    Washington, DC
Buried At:            Princeton, NJ

Major Battles:        First Manassas, Battle of Secessionville, Piedmont, Sheridan's 1864 Shenandoah Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Hunter was one of Lincoln's earlier appointments to command in the war time army.  Like John C. Fremont, Hunter mixed politics, with military affairs, freeing slaves in his Department of South, in March 1862.  Lincoln immediately rescinded this order, and Hunter's star never shined as bright.  Hunter would also preside at the hearing of the Lincoln conspirators, bringing them quickly to the gallows.

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