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General John Converse Starkweather


Basic Facts

Date of Birth: May 11, 1830

Place of Birth: New York

Death: November 14, 1890

Buried: Forest Home Milwaukee WI





Brief history prior to Civil War:

Practiced law in Wisconsin


Brief history during the Civil War:

May 7, 1861 - join the 1st Wisconsin

Commanded the 1st Wisconsin

Fought at Perryville, Murfreesboro, Chickmauga, and Chattanooga

September 1864 at Pulaski, TN he met with Nathaniel Forrest and his forces defeated Forrest

Sheridan refused to have Starkweather under his command resulting in Starkweather's resignation May 11, 1865


Brief history after the Civil War:

Practiced law at the US Capital