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David S. Stanley

Born: Jun 1, 1828

Death: Mar 13, 1902

Birthplace: Wayne County

Nationality: United States

David S. Stanley

Date of Birth : Jun 1, 1828
Date of Death : Mar 13, 1902
Birth Place : Wayne County

David Sloane Stanley was a Union Army general during the American Civil War. After taking part in the liberation of the Upper Mississippi, and serving at Corinth and Stones River, he was made a corps commander under Sherman and sent to Tennessee to oppose John Bell Hood. At a critical moment in the Battle of Franklin, he saved part of George D. Wagner’s division from destruction, earning America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor. Later he explored the Yellowstone River, and his favourable reports encouraged settlement of this region.

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