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John C. Fremont

Date of Birth:      January 21, 1813
Hometown:         Savannah, GA
Education:           Charleston College
Final Wartime Rank:    Major General
Final Peacetime Rank:  Major General

Date of Death:    July 13, 1890
Place of Death:   New York, NY
Buried At:           Piermont-on-the-Hudson, NY

Major Battles:        Jackson's 1862 Valley Campaign

Interesting Fact(s):    Fremont ran for U.S. President, in 1856, in the newly formed Republican Party - he was unsuccessful.  Always controversial, Fremont, by military decree, imposed martial law, in Missouri, after Nathanial Lyon's defeat, at Wilson's Creek.  This included the ability to confiscate property - including slaves.  His mixing military strategy, with politics, ultimately led to his resignation from the army.

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