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Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Mayo, William Kennon 1829- (search)
Mayo, William Kennon 1829- Naval officer; born in Drummondtown, Va., May 29, 1829; entered the navy in 1841; and served in the Mexican War. In July, 1861, when the Virginia convention met, he was declared an alien enemy, and forever banished from that State because of his adhesion to the Union. His service during the Civil War was marked with skill and bravery. He was promoted commodore in 1882, and retired after forty-five years service in 1886. He died in Washington, D. C., April 10, 1900.
Harper's Encyclopedia of United States History (ed. Benson Lossing), Minty, Robert Horatio George 1831- (search)
Minty, Robert Horatio George 1831- Mili tary officer; born in County Mayo, Ire land, Dec. 4, 1831; served in the British army from 1849 to 1853; removed to Michigan; and was made lieutenant-colonel of the 3d Michigan Cavalry in 1861. He distinguished himself in battles in the West and South, notably at Stone River, Chickamauga, and in the Atlanta campaign, raiding with Kilpatrick in Georgia; was promoted brigadier-general of volunteers in 1864; and at the close of the war was brevetted major-general.