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John Peter Cleaver Shanks
Birth: Jun. 17, 1826
Martinsburg
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jan. 23, 1901
Portland
Jay County
Indiana, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, US Congressman. Prior the Civil War, he was a prosecuting attorney and a member of the Indiana State House of Representatives. At the start of the Civil War, he was elected as a Republican to the Thirty-seventh Congress, serving 1861 to 1863. An unsuccessful candidate for reelection, he served in the Union Army as a Colonel and aide-de-camp to the 119th Regiment, 7th Indiana Calvary. For his duty to the Union, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers. After the war, he was elected to the Fortieth Congress and to the three succeeding Congresses, serving 1867 to 1875. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Green Park Cemetery
Portland
Jay County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Section 10, Lot 7
 
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Record added: Nov 25, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5996345
John Peter Cleaver Shanks
Added by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
 
John Peter Cleaver Shanks
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John Peter Cleaver Shanks
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'Colonel Shanks', our grt-grndfthr. William Montgomery Ware, served with you in the 7th Indiana Cavalry during the War, including your gallant sabre' charge on Feb. 22, 1864 at Okolona, Miss.
- t. garlow
 Added: Feb. 5, 2016
Congressman, thank you for your service both the United States Congress as well as your service in the field to our great country during our American Civil War. Rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jan. 23, 2016

- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Jan. 23, 2015
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