Connor, Patrick Edward b. March 17, 1820 d. December 17, 1891 Civil War Union Brevet Major General. At outbreak of the Civil War, he commanded the Stockton Blues of the California Militia and was appointed Colonel. In the fall of 1861, his regiment was ordered to Utah Territory to protect the Overland Stage and Pacific Telegraph against the Confederacy. In 1862, he established Fort Douglas Utah, secured the impending Confederate threats and incursive Indians. In March 1863, he was promoted Brigadier General in command of Utah Military and led the Powder...[Read More] (Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) Fort Douglas Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Crandal, Frederick Mortimer b. May 12, 1831 d. February 19, 1911 Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, he became adjutant of the 33rd Illinois Infantry under General Charles E. Hovey. When the 48th United States Colored Infantry unit was established from the 10th Louisiana Infantry in March of 1864, he became its colonel. He led his unit in the assault and capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama in early April of 1865. At the end of the Civil War, he was named Brevet Brigadier General "for gallant and meritorious services."
Doty, James Duane b. November 5, 1799 d. June 13, 1865 Territorial Governor. He was appointed a federal judge by President Monroe in 1823 for what is now the state of Wisconsin and the upper peninsula of Michigan, and served in that capacity until 1832. As a member of the Michigan territorial council in the early 1830s, he argued for the partition of Michigan to give adequate representation to the area west of Lake Michigan. His efforts came to fruition in 1836 when Michigan was divided and the territories of Wisconsin and Iowa were created. He...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Fort Douglas Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Johnson, John Neely b. August 2, 1825 d. August 31, 1872 California Governor. A member of the American or "Know-Nothing" party, he was elected the fourth Governor of California in 1855. During his administration, California's first railroad was completed and the first wagon road over the Sierra Nevada Mountains was opened. Johnson provided funding for the new State Capital but had difficulty controlling the San Francisco Vigilance Committee, which summarily lynched suspected wrongdoers. He was not a candidate for re-election in 1857, and left...[Read More] (Bio by: Thomas Fisher) Fort Douglas Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA