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John C. Fremont
Date of Birth: January 21, 1813
Hometown: Savannah, GA
Final Wartime Rank: Major General
Final Peacetime Rank: Major General
Date of Death: July 13, 1890
Place of Death: New York, NY
Major Battles: Jackson's 1862
Interesting Fact(s): Fremont ran for U.S. President, in
1856, in the newly formed Republican Party - he was unsuccessful.
Always controversial, Fremont, by military decree, imposed martial law, in
Missouri, after Nathanial Lyon's defeat, at Wilson's Creek. This included the
ability to confiscate property - including slaves. His mixing military
strategy, with politics, ultimately led to his resignation from the army.