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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