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George Stoneman

Date of Birth:      August 22, 1822
Hometown:         Busti, NY
Education:           West Point, 1846
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Colonel

Date of Death:     September 5, 1894
Place of Death:    Buffalo, NY
Buried At:           Lakewood, NY

Major Battles:        Rich Mountain, Peninsula Campaign, Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Atlanta Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Stoneman, would graduate, from West Point, with George B. McClellan and Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.  He would serve as McClellan's chief of staff, during the western Virginia campaign (in present day West Virginia) and would become chief of cavalry, of the Army of the Potomac, when McClellan became the commander.  Stoneman would lead a division, at FredericksburgJoseph Hooker, upon taking command of the Army of the Potomac, after Fredericksburg, would reorganize his cavalry, creating a corps, which would be led by Stoneman.  After leading what would be called "Stoneman's Raid," into the Rebel rear, at Chancellorsville, Stoneman would be removed from command.  He would later command a the XXIII Corps in the west, a cavalry corps, in Ohio and would cooperate with W.T. Sherman in the Carolinas Campaign.  Stoneman, after the war, would be elected governor, of California.

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