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Civil War Soldiers - Veatch

Veatch, James C., brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born near Elizabethtown, Ind., Dec. 19, 1819. He was admitted to the bar, practiced for many years and was elected to the Indiana legislature in 1861. On Aug. 9, 1861, he was commissioned colonel of the 25th Ind. infantry; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers April 28, 1862, and in Aug., 1865, was brevetted major-general of volunteers for distinguished services during the war. He took part in the actions at Fort Donelson and Shiloh, the sieges of Corinth, Vicksburg and Mobile, and the Atlanta campaign. He was appointed adjutant-general of Indiana in 1869, and was collector of internal revenue in 1870-83. Gen. Veatch died in Rockport, Ind., Dec. 22, 1895.

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

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