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Civil War Soldiers - Eaton

Eaton, Amos B., major-general, U.S. Army, was born in Catskill, N. Y., May 12, 1806, and was graduated in the United States military academy in 1826. He took part in the Seminole war in Florida and Alabama, in 1827-28, and was a captain in Gen. Taylor's army of occupation in the war with Mexico, winning a brevet as major for "gallant and meritorious conduct" at Buena Vista. He served in the Civil war as purchasing commissary in New York city, 1861-64, and as commissary- general of subsistence, at Washington, 1864-65. He was promoted lieutenant-colonel, colonel and brigadier-general, U. S. A., and on March 13, 1865, was given the brevet rank of major-general for efficient services in the commissary department during the Civil war. Gen. Eaton was retired in 1874, and died in New Haven, Conn., Feb. 21, 1877.

Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908

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