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David Hunter Strother
Birth: Sep. 26, 1816
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1888
Charles Town
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Artist, Author. Born Martinsburg, Virginia. (now West Virginia), he was a nationally known artist and author before the Civil War, working under the nom-de-plume "Porte Crayon". He began his Civil War service as an Assistant Adjutant General on the Staff of Major General Nathaniel P. Banks. Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel, he then served as a Topographical Engineer (where his skills as an artist were utilized) on the staff of Major General John Pope. When General Pope was reassigned to the West following the disaster at Second Bull Run, David Strother became an Aide-de-Camp on the staff of Army of the Potomac commander Major General George B. McClellan before receiving a commission as Colonel and commander of the 3rd West Virginia Volunteer Infantry. His subsequent career as a staff officer, serving as an Assistant Inspector General to Brigadier General Benjamin F. Kelley, as an Acting Aide-de-Camp to Major General Franz Sigel, and finally as the Chief of Staff of Major General David Hunter, who was his cousin. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on August 23, 1865 for "faithful and meritorious services during the war". From 1879 to 1885 he held the post of United States Consul General in Mexico City, Mexico. He was the subject of the 1960 biography by Cecil Eby, Jr., titled "Porte Crayon, The Life of David Hunter Strother". (bio by: Steve Dunn) 
Family links: 
  John Strother (1782 - 1862)
  Elizabeth Pendleton Hunter Strother (1796 - 1861)
  Anne Doyne Wolff Strother (1830 - 1859)*
  Mary J. Elliott Hunter Strother (1832 - 1914)*
  David Hunter Strother (1866 - 1871)*
  John Strother (1868 - 1923)*
  Sons Strother*
  David Hunter Strother (1816 - 1888)
  Emily Strother Randolph (1820 - 1904)*
*Calculated relationship
Green Hill Cemetery
Berkeley County
West Virginia, USA
Plot: Lot 136
GPS (lat/lon): 39.45312, -77.95544
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Originally Created by: Steve Dunn
Record added: May 04, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7412147
David Hunter Strother
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David Hunter Strother
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General David H. StrotherStrother, General David H. was born at Martinsburg, Virginia, in 1816, and there he spent his boyhood. He was graduated from Washington College, Pennsylvania, and soon after went to Europe, spending two years as a student of art ...(Read more)
- Karen Ferency Baker
 Added: Sep. 26, 2017

- Tweety
 Added: Apr. 4, 2017
Thank you, General for your service to our country during our American Civil War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Mar. 8, 2017
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