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John W. Geary
Date of Birth: December 30, 1819
Hometown: Mount Pleasant, PA
Final Wartime Rank: Major General
Final Peacetime Rank: N/A
Date of Death: February 8, 1873
Place of Death: Harrisburg, PA
Major Battles: Bolivar Heights,
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.