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when he was assigned to duty with the War Department at Washington City.
Promoted to Captain, May 14th, 1864, and breveted LieutenantColonel, March 13th, 1865, he joined his regiment, and with it served upon the frontier until he resigned, April 1st, 1869.
He was subsequently appointed Commissary General of the State of New York upon the staff of General John A. Dix, and for a time served as an officer of United States Custom. On the 19th of August, 1871, he married Miss Annie Menager, by whom he had one child, a daughter, named Birdsey McPherson Knox, in memory of his old commander to whom he was so strongly attached.
In January, 1887, he was appointed Secretary and Inspector of the Northwest branch of the National Military Home, near Milwaukee, and on the 1st of May, 1889, was promoted to Governor, which position he held at the time of his death.
His remains were interred with appropriate ceremonies in a beautiful spot at the Hone, and a monument erected to his memory by the soldiers of his command now marks the resting place of the brave, dashing, whole-souled young soldier, that older officers of the Army of the Tennessee will long remember for his many lovable traits of character.
Captain Wells W. Leggett died at Detroit, Mich., May 14th, 1891.
Captain Leggett was born at Farmington, Trumbull county, O., June 8th, 1817. Though but fifteen years of age at the outbreak of the war he accompanied his father, General M. D. Leggett, to the field, and performed efficient services as a volunteer aid. August 16th, 1864, he was appointed by President Lincoln, Captain and Aide-de-camp, in which capacity he served until the close of the war, when he was appointed by the President to a cadetship at West Point military academy.
Captain Leggett at once resigned his commission as Second Lieutenant in the regular army, commenced studying law, making a specialty of patent law practice, in which he subsequently became very successful.
His father resigned the office of United States Commissioner of Patents in 1875, and entered into partnership with his sons in the practice of patent lawyers with headquarters at Cleveland, O., but subsequently removed to Detroit, where the subject of our sketch entered actively into the establishment and prosecution of various important business enterprises.
Besides conducting a large professional practice, he became identified with the management of the Brush Electric Light Company, The Star Iron-tower Company, The Kelly Engine Works, The Malleable Works, The Spiral Tube Works, and many other corporations of magnitude.
Thus the little soldier, whom our comrades will remember as a familiar figure about Vicksburgh, grew with the growth of opportunity until he became one of the most clear-sighted and successful business men of this age.
Colonel Lewis M. Dayton died at Cincinnati, O., May 18th, 1891.
Colonel Dayton was born in St. Lawrence county, N. Y., June 20th, 1835, and received the benefits of a thorough education in Eastern schools, finally graduating at Sheffeld, after which he became interested in railroad construction in the West, locating first at Zanesville, and subsequently at Lancaster, O., where he formed the acquaintance of the family of General Wm. T. Sherman, through whose influence he became associated with that distinguished officer as Aid-de-Camp, and subsequeutly as Captain and Assistant Adjutant-General. His record is that of faithful and meritorious services to his chief during the entire course of the civil war, and even after its termination he still maintained the same relations to his superior until he resigned his commission as Captain of the 7th Cavalry, December 31st, 1870.
Having married Miss Nellie Phillips, the daughter of Thomas Phillips, a wealthy iron-merchant of Cincinnati, who died in the fall of 1870, and one of whose executors he was, he resigned to take charge of his father-in-law's extensive business, and thereafter became identified with business interests and enterprises of that city.
He was at one time President of the Society of Ex-Army and Navy Officers of Cincinnati, and one of the charter members of the Ohio Commandery of the Loyal Legion. He served as Recording Secretary of the Society of the Army of the Tennessee from its organization up to the time of his death, and in his last moments gave evidence of his interest in its future welfare and perpetuity by making to it the munificent bequest of $5,000.
His mortal remains were laid away in Spring Grove Cemetery, on the 21st of May, with the beautiful services of the Episcopal Church, read by Rev. Samuel Benedict.
He was the completest type of an efficient aid and field-adjutant developed during the war. The end of a wearisome march was for him only the beginning of his day's labor, resulting in the issuance before dawn of the orders that were to control the movements of the various corps and divisions of the army during the following day.
The successful and satisfactory performance of such duties required physical endurance and military intelligence of the very highest order and the subordinate duty of a nature fond of enjoyment, full of activity and boyish in its love of sport, for warmer heart never throbbed in boşom than that which in his breast beat responsive to the calls of friendship.
Colonel John Connell died at Toledo, Iowa, June 10th, 1891.
Colonel Connell was born at Paisley, Scotland, March 16th, 1823, and came to the United States with his parents in 1832.
He was the oldest of nine children, three of whom died in infancy.
In 1848 he made a prospecting trip to the then Western wilds, and in 1852 settled permanently in Perry township, south western Wisconsin, from which section he was sent to the General Assembly in 1854. After 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 Fohn 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 ren
dered 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., Septeinber 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. Alexander, Colonel J. J. Bailey, Captain J. E. Barlow, Captain W. H. Barber, Captain Josiah Beach, Surgeon Wm. Morrow Beem, Captain Martin Belknap, General W. W. Bigelow, Captain Henry Blair, General Frank P. Bonner, Surgeon S. P. Borland, Lieutenant J. J. Bowen, Surgeon John B. Bragg, Major F. A. Brucker, Surgeon M. Brush, General D. H. Callender, Brigadier-General F. D. Carper, Captain L. Cavender, General John S. Cady, Surgeon W.F. Chambers, Colonel Alex. Clark, Major W. Penn. Collins, S. A. Connell, Colonel John Cooke, Surgeon J. M. Cooley, Captain C. H. Dayton, Colonel L. M. DeGress, Captain Frank Diemling, Colonel Francis C. Dodds, Colonel Ozro J. Dunn, Major Wm. McK. Eaton, General C. G. Eddy, Colonel Norman Eggleston, Lieutenant E. L. Eldridge, General H. N. Ewing, General Charles Fairchild, General Cassius, Fearing, General B. D. Fisk, General Clinton B. Fitch, Major J. A.