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his temporary retirement from politics he settled in Toledo, Iowa, where he established a store. He was married in September, 1856, and on the 16th of September, 1862, entered the service as Lieutenant-Colonel of the 28th Iowa Infantry, and in March of the following year succeeded to the Colonelcy. With his regiment he followed the fortunes of the Army of the Tennessee, participating in the battles around Vicksburgh and the siege of that stronghold of the Confederacy. He then participated in the Red river campaign, where he was severely wounded— losing his right arm—and captured.
Regaining his liberty in June, 1864, he resigned his commission, and returning home entered the civil service as Collector of Internal Revenue, where he remained until 1883.
He was interred with Masonic services and G. A. R. burial rights, and an escort of the survivors of his old regiment.
Modest and unassuming and generous to a fault, Colonel Connell will long be remembered by those who feel that they honor themselves by honoring his memory.
General John E. Tourtelotte died suddenly at La Crosse, Wis., on the 22nd of July, 1891.
General Tourtelotte was born at Thompson, Conn., July 3rd, 1833. Graduated at Brown's University, Providence, R. I., in 1856, and from the Albany Law School in 1857. He then removed West, and located at Mankato, Wis., where he soon established and maintained an excellent and lucrative practice until the war began, when he devoted all his energies to the enlistment of troops, and as Captain of a company first known as the “ Valley Sharpshooters,” but subsequently assigned as Company H. of the 4th Wisconsin Infantry, he entered the service.
In August, 1862, he was promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel; September, 1864, to Colonel, and in 1865 was breveted Brigadier-General for his gallant defense of Altoona Pass, where, when General Corse was wounded, he assumed command and though himself painfully wounded fought to a successful conclusion one of the most brilliant and important engagements of the war. Prom that period on his services were closely identified with every movement of the Army of the Tennessee, and when the war closed he quietly and unostentatiously resumed his former practice at Mankato. Soon, however, General Sherman induced him to re-enter the Army as Major of the 7th U. S. Cavalry, and assigned to duty on the personal staff of the General of the Army.
He was placed on the retired list soon after General Sherman's release from active duty, and after a year spent abroad took up his residence in Washington City, but on account of failing health returned to Wisconsin, and took up his residence at La Crosse, where he died.
He was an accomplished gentleman, gifted by nature with a fine personal presence, courteous and refined in his bearing, the soul of honor and polite to an unusual degree to every one with whom he came in contact. As a soldier he was brave and daring, and his patriotism rendered every other consideration subservient to the welfare of his country.
His remains were interred with military honors in the National Cemetery, Arlington Heights, and there rests one of the bravest and best of the Army of the Tennessee.
Major William McKee Dunn died at Cushings Island, Me., September 30th, 1891.
Major Dunn was born at Madison, Ind., August 20th, 1843, the oldest son of General Dunn, late Judge Advocate General of the Army, and received liberal educational advantages, including one year's tuition and training at the Military School at Sing Sing, N. Y.
In April, 1861, he enlisted for the three months' service as a private in Company K., 6th Indiana Infantry, and subsequently for the war in 67th Indiana Infantry, from which regiment he was discharged, November 19th, 1862, to enable him to accept a Lieutenancy in the 83rd Indiana.
He was promoted to First Lieutenant, October 4th, 1863, and Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General, April 9th, 1865.
He will be best remembered by his old comrades of the Army of the Tennessee as the personal aide of General Grant, with whom he served from near the beginning of the war to its close.
After the war he was commissioned as First Lieutenant of 10th U.S. Infantry, and on the 28th of July, 1866, promoted to a Captaincy in the 21st U.S. Infantry, and subsequently, January 1st, 1871, transferred to 2nd Artillery.
In 1866 he was assigned to duty as Aide-de-Camp upon the staff of General John Pope, who was then commanding the Department of Missouri, with headquarters at Fort Leavenworth, and with this distinguished officer served for eighteen years. He then joined his regiment, and with it served in the South and Southwest, and more recently as commanding officer at Fort Preble, Mo.
May 29th, 1891, he was promoted to a Majority in the 3rd Artillery, and ordered to the command of Washington Barracks.
Soon after the close of the war he was marriad to Miss H, E. Morrell, daughter of Lot M. Morrell, who, with two children-a son and daughter-have been left to mourn his untimely death. He was buried in the family lot in Oak Hill Cemetery, Washington City, on the 3rd of October. The funeral services being held at his mother's residence, after which his remains were escorted to his last resting place by Batteries A., L., K. and H., United States Artillery.
Billy Dunn, the boy-soldier, the trusted officer of General Grant and always the avant courier of hard work and desperate fighting, will ever be remembered by his comrades of the Army of the Tennessee as one of the most genial, whole-souled, generous and companionable soldiers that ever lived. No officer of his age was ever more implicitly trusted, none ever more thoroughly possessed his chieftain's confidence, or a more intimate knowledge of the inside history of his campaigns. And no man ever served his country, who more fully held and deserved the love and respect of his comrades of the Army of the Tennessee.
Audenried, Colonel Jos. C.
Foote, Major H. E.
Lutz, Captain Nelson Luckey