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John W. Geary

Date of Birth:      December 30, 1819
Hometown:         Mount Pleasant, PA
Education:           Jefferson College
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  N/A

Date of Death:    February 8, 1873
Place of Death:   Harrisburg, PA
Buried At:           Harrisburg, PA

Major Battles:        Bolivar Heights, Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wauhatchie, Chattanooga, Atlanta Campaign, March to the Sea.

Interesting Fact(s):    Geary was installed, as military governor, of Savannah, GA, after the March to the Sea.  After the Civil War, he was elected Republican governor, of Pennsylvania, serving two terms.  This is especially interesting, as Geary was a lifelong Democrat.

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