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    Civil War Dispatches of Union General Napoleon Dana. There are over sixty dispatches, general orders and letters written or signed by Union Major General Napoleon Dana in this archive. Most are dated during the Civil War as General Dana commanded a brigade in Sedgwick's Division on an expedition to Texas chasing Confederates and then with 13th Army Corps he commanded in the District of Vicksburg. The dispatches give vivid details of General Dana's travels through the war.

    Napoleon T. J. Dana was born April 15, 1822 and was graduated from West Point in 1842. He served bravely in the Mexican War being severely wounded at Cerro Gordo. He tried banking in Minnesota in the late 1850s but became a brigadier general in the state militia before the war. He raised and commanded the 1st Minnesota Infantry at the outbreak of the war.

    The archive is written on several different sizes of paper and all the letters are in good condition. A few of the letters are post war and were written while Dana served as a railroad executive.


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