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Wherry, William M. 1836-

Military officer; born in St. Louis, Mo., Sept. 13, 1836; received a public school education, and studied law; served through the Civil War; took part in the battles of Wilson's Creek, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Atlanta, Jonesboro, Franklin, Nashville, and others; aide-de-camp to General Schofield in 1862-66 and 1867-85; served in Cuba during the American-Spanish War, taking part in the battle at San Juan Hill and in the capture of Santiago; was promoted brigadier-general, United States army, Jan. 7, 1899, and retired at his own request, Jan. 18, 1899. He is the author of Battle of Wilson's Creek, Mo.; Death of General Lyon; Battles and leaders of the Civil War; and Lyon's campaign in Missouri in the Journal of the Ohio Commandery, Loyal Legion, vol. III., 1896-97.

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