James Blair Steedman - Toledo OH
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe
N 41° 40.878 W 083° 34.721
17T E 285369 N 4617605
Quick Description: Civil War Union Major General. He fought at the Battle of Chickamauga. Promoted Major General, he took part in the Atlanta Campaign, Battle of Nashville. In May 1883 he was appointed the Chief of Police in Toledo, a post he held until his death.
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 7/25/2020 8:32:11 PM
Waymark Code: WM12WCZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Alfouine
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Long Description:
He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Section 41, Lot 190.
From Find A Grave-Civil War Union Major General. At the start of the Civil War, he was Editor of the Toledo Times, when commissioned Colonel of the 14th Ohio Regiment. He remained with the 14th Regiment until promoted Brigadier General in July, 1862 and led his Brigade at Perryville, Kentucky. He took part in the Tullahoma campaign, was assigned command of the 1st Division of the Reserve Corps in July, 1863 and fought at the Battle of Chickamauga. Promoted Major General, he took part in the Atlanta Campaign, Battle of Nashville and was Military Commander of the State of Georgia. After the war, he was appointed Collector of Internal Revenue for the New Orleans District, resigning the office in 1869. Returning to Ohio, he was appointed Chief Justice of the United States and served as Chief of Toledo Police.

Date of birth: 7/29/1817

Date of death: 10/18/1883

Area of notoriety: Military

Marker Type: Monument

Setting: Outdoor

Fee required?: No

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