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Civil War Soldiers - Van Cleve

Van Cleve, Horatio P., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in Princeton, N. J., Nov. 23, 1809. He was educated at Princeton and at the United States military academy, being graduated at the latter in 1831. He served on frontier duty in the army from 1831 till 1836; resigned and engaged in farming near Monroe, Mich., till 1839; taught in Cincinnati, Ohio, for one year; followed farming near Ann Arbor, Mich., till 1854; was a civil engineer in the state service in 1855, and in 1856 was appointed United States surveyor of public lands in Minnesota. He was appointed colonel of the 2nd Minn. infantry early in 1861; took part in the operations in Kentucky; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers March 21, 1862, and with the Army of the Ohio was at the siege and capture of Corinth. At the battle of Stone's river he was disabled by a wound, but he soon recovered and commanded his brigrade at Chickamauga. From Dec, 1863, to Aug. 24, 1865, he was in command at Murfreesboro. He was brevetted major-general of volunteers on March 13, 1865, and after the war he was restored to the regular army and retired by special act of Congress. In 1866-70 and 1876-82 he was adjutant-general of Minnesota. Gen. Van Cleve died in Minneapolis, Minn., April 24, 1891.

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

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