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impulses, which drew around him a large circle of staunch and true friends.
His death occurred only about one year after that of his estimable wife, leaving three small children without parental care and protection.
General Fohn S. Cavender died at St. Louis, Missouri, February 23rd, 1886.
General Cavender was born at Franklin, N. H., March 11th, 1824. In 1836 his father moved to St. Louis, and four years later sent the General to Phillip's Academy, Exeter, N. H., to complete his education. In 1860, he was elected a representative of Missouri, which position he resigned to accept the captaincy of a company in the First Regiment Missouri Volunteers, commanded by General F. P. Blair. He participated in the capture of Camp Jackson and in the battle of Wilson's Creek, where he was dangerously wounded. After his recovery, he accepted the command of a Battery of Light Artillery, with which he was actively engaged at the battles of Fort Donaldson, Shiloh and Corinth. After which he was given command of the 29th Missouri Volunteers, with which he participated in the battle of Chickasaw Bayou and the Arkansas Post. Soon after which he resigned and returned to St. Louis, with the Brevet Commission of Brigadier-General. In 1867, he was elected State Senator, and thus served for four years. He was also for several years a member of the “ Board of Managers of the Homes of Disabled Volunteers," and subsequently Post Commander of the Grand Army of the Republic.
The last year of his life was one of ills and sufferings, but he bore it patiently and passed quietly away at his home in St. Louis, surrounded by his family.
REPORT OF THE PROCEEDINGS
ARMY OF THE TENNESSEE,
September 14th and 15th, 1887.