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Civil War Soldiers - Wade
|Wade, Melancthon S.,
brigadier-general, U.S. Army, was born in the state of Ohio in 1802.
He took a deep interest in military affairs from early youth, rose to
a brigadier-generalship in the Ohio militia about 1840, and continued
in command till 1849. He offered his services to the government in
1861, was commissioned a brigadier-general of volunteers by President
Lincoln, and was for some time in command of Camp Dennison until he
resigned his commission March 18, 1862. Gen. Wade died Aug. 11, 1868.
Source: The Union Army: A History of Military Affairs in the Loyal
States 1861-1865, Volume 8 Biographical, 1908