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James Craig

Born: Feb 28, 1818

Death: Oct 22, 1888

Nationality: United States

James Craig

Date of Birth : Feb 28, 1818
Date of Death : Oct 22, 1888

James Craig was an American lawyer and politician from Saint Joseph, Missouri. He represented Missouri in the U.S. House from 1857 until 1861. He also served as an army Captain in the Mexican-American War. During the American Civil War, Craig served as a brigadier general of U.S. volunteers. From April to November 1862, Craig was the military commander in charge of the overland mail routes in Kansas and Nebraska. On November 2, 1862 he assumed command of the District of Nebraska Territory and commanded until May 5, 1863 when he resigned. Craig again served as a brigadier general, this time in the Missouri State militia, in 1864 and 1865. He is buried in Mount Mora Cemetery. James Craig is the namesake of Craig, Missouri.

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