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John Schofield

Noted Soldier Dies.

Gen. Schofield, Last army Commander during Civil War, Passes Away In St. Augustine, Fla.

   St. Augustinge, Fla., March 5.---Lieut.-Gen John M. Schofield, U.S.A., retired, former head of the army, died at 8:20 o'clock last night. He was attacked Sunday morning with cerebral hemorrhage. His wife and young daughter were with him. With the death of Gen. Schofield, the last surviving army commander during the civil war has passed away. The funeral services will be held at the residence in time for the body to leave on a train for Washington this afternoon at 5:55 o'clock.


   Washington, March 5.---Gen. John M. Schofield, who died last night at St. Augustine, Fla., was secretary of war during 1868-69, and his career was marked by a continuous service in the army from the time he entered West Point in 1849 until he retired Sept. 29, 1895, with the rank of lieutenant-general, the highest military honor then permitted by law of congress. His command of the army extended form 1888 to 1895.

   Since his retirement from the army, he has made frequent visits to Washington, though he made it a pratice each year to spend his winter in Florida and the summer in the east. He was a well known member of the Loyal Legion, and for two terms was its commander-in-chief. He was 74 years of age.

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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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January 2005
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