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Civil War Soldiers - Ketcham
|Ketcham, John H., brigadier-general,
U.S. Army, was born in Dover, N. Y., Dec. 21, 1831. Before the Civil
war he served as supervisor of his native town, was a member of the
New York assembly, 1856-57, and a state senator, 1860-61. He became
colonel of the 150th N. Y. regiment in Oct., 1862, and served
throughout the Civil war, being brevetted brigadier- general of
volunteers, Dec. 6, 1864, and major-general of volunteers March 13,
1865, for gallant and meritorious services during the war, receiving
his commission as full brigadier-general of volunteers April 1, 1865.
He resigned to accept a seat in Congress, where he served until 1873.
He was then commissioner for the District of Columbia, 1874-77, and
was then successively re-elected to Congress, where he served until
his death with the exception of two terms, 1893-97, when he declined
on account of ill health. He was a delegate to many state conventions
and to the Republican national conventions of 1876 and 1896. His death
occurred in New York city, Nov. 3, 1906.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908