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Civil War Soldiers - Starkweather

Starkweather, John C., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Cooperstown, N. Y., in May, 1830. He was graduated at Union college in 1850, was admitted to the bar in 1857, and removing to Milwaukee practiced with success till the beginning of the Civil war. He volunteered his services on the first call for troops and was commissioned colonel of the 1st Wis. infantry in May, 1861. With his regiment he took part in the battles of Falling Waters and Edward's ferry. When his regiment was mustered out of the three month's service he reenlisted and was ordered to Kentucky for duty. He distinguished himself at the battle of Perryville and at Stone's river; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers; was stationed at Murfreesboro, Tenn., till July, 1863, and in September he participated in the battle of Chickamauga, in November in the battles around Chattanooga, and afterward in the capture of Atlanta. Gen. Starkweather was a member of the court-martial that tried Surgeon-General William A. Hammond. He subsequently served in Alabama and Tennessee till mustered out of the service in 1865. He then resumed the practice of law in Milwaukee, but soon removed to Washington, D. C., where he practiced till his death, Nov. 15, 1890.  

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

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