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