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Dana, Napoleon Jackson Tecumseh, 1822- military officer; born in Fort Sullivan, Eastport, Me., April 10, 1822; graduated at West Point in 1842; served in the war with Mexico; resigned in 1855; and in October, 1861, became colonel of the 1st Minnesota Volunteers. He was in the battle at Ball's Bluff (q. v.) ; was made brigadier-general early in 1862; was active throughout the whole campaign on the Peninsula, participating in all the battles; and at Antietam commanded a brigade, and was wounded. A few weeks later he was promoted to major-general of volunteers; was with the Army of the Gulf in 1863; commanded the 13th Army Corps a while; and had charge of the district of Vicksburg and west Tennessee in 1864. From December, 1864, to May, 1865, he was in command of the Department of the Mississippi. He resigned in 1865, and was reappointed to the army with the rank of captain, and retired in 1894.