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J. Wilson Shaffer
Original name: John Wilson Shaffer
Birth: Jul. 5, 1827
Lewisburg
Union County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Oct. 31, 1870
Salt Lake City
Salt Lake County
Utah, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Utah Governor. Prior to the Civil War, he was active in Republican politics in Illinois, when commissioned an officer in the Union Army. For his war service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers in March, 1865. After the war, President Ulysses S. Grant appointed him the Governor of the Utah Territory in 1870 and he died while in office. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Freeport City Cemetery
Freeport
Stephenson County
Illinois, USA
Plot: NE Section - Row 17
 
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Record added: Nov 25, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5996343
J. Wilson Shaffer
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
J. Wilson Shaffer
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J. Wilson Shaffer
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Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jul. 5, 2016

- Mellissa Lake Co. Illinois
 Added: Jul. 5, 2016

- Sherry Goolsby, Genealogical Research
 Added: Dec. 28, 2013
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