Henry was born on 2 Mar 1842 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, the son of John Gage and Portia Kellogg.
He died on 7 May 1911 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois.
His wife was Mary Clara Ballard, who he married on 27 Jun 1872 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Their five known children were Edward Ballard (1873-?), Henry Lowellyn (1875-1876), Stanley Kellogg (1877-1904), Lloyd Harrison (1879-?) and Portia (1882-?).
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David Sloane Stanley (June 1, 1828 – March 13, 1902) was a Union Army officer during the American Civil War and a recipient of America's highest military decoration, the Medal of Honor, for his actions at the Battle of Franklin.
Major General David S. Stanley
Place of birth: Cedar Valley, Wayne County, Ohio
Place of death: Washington, D.C.
Place of burial: United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery
Allegiance: United States of America, Union
Service/branch: U.S. Army Rank: Major General
Commands held: IV Corps
Battles/wars: American Civil War ▪ Battle of Franklin
Awards - Medal of Honor
Stanley was born in Cedar Valley, Wayne County, Ohio. He graduated from West Point in 1852 and went to the Western frontier to survey railroad routes. He engaged in Indian fighting and was promoted to captain shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. Stanley was on duty at Fort Washita in Indian Territory when war broke out. He led his men to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
He fought at several battles in Missouri, including the Battle of Wilson's Creek, where he guarded the supply trains. He quickly rose in rank to brigadier general by September 1861. Fighting in the Western Theater, he participated the operations against New Madrid, Missouri and the Battle of Island Number Ten. He was involved in numerous major battles, including the Second Battle of Corinth, where he commanded a division of infantry of the Army of the Mississippi, and the Battle of Stones River, in which he led the cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland. Stanley also led the Union cavalry in the Tullahoma Campaign. He fell ill late in 1863 and missed Chickamauga. In 1864, he fought under William Tecumseh Sherman as a division commander in the IV Corps of the Army of the Cumberland during the Atlanta Campaign, and he was promoted to command of the corps when Maj. Gen. Oliver O. Howard was named commander of the Army of the Tennessee. After the capture of the city, instead of employing him marching to the sea, Sherman dispatched Stanley and his IV Corps to Tennessee to help protect the state from invasion by John Bell Hood's Army of Tennessee.
For leading one of his brigades in a successful counterattack during a critical moment in the fighting at the Battle of Franklin on November 30, 1864, the United States Congress presented him with the Medal of Honor on March 29, 1893. Two of his divisions having been re-assigned to the defensive lines of the XXIII Corps before the battle, Stanley had no actual command. Two brigades of the remaining division, under Brig. Gen. George D. Wagner, were overwhelmed by the initial Confederate assault, having been left in an exposed position. It was for his role in the counterattack by the 3rd Brigade of Wagner's division that Stanley was awarded the medal. He was wounded in the neck at the same time and had his horse shot out from under him. Maj. Gen. Jacob Cox, commanding the defenses, provided Stanley a remount with which to seek medical attention, and Stanley did not participate further in the battle. He returned to corps only command only after the Battle of Nashville.
After the war, Stanley was appointed colonel of the 22nd U.S. Infantry, primarily serving in the Dakota Territory until 1874. He commanded the Yellowstone Expedition of 1873, successfully conducting his troops through several unmapped areas, and his favorable reports on the country led to subsequent settlement of the region. In 1879, Stanley and his regiment were reassigned to Texas to suppress Indian raids in the western portion of the state. He was ordered to Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1882, and placed in command of the District of New Mexico. In March 1884, he was appointed a brigadier general in the regular army, and assigned command of the Department of Texas.
Stanley was interred at the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home National Cemetery in Washington, D.C. - Plot: Section O-20.
His son-in-law, Willard Ames Holbrook, also served as a major general in the U.S. Army. His grandson, Willard Ames Holbrook, Jr., served as a brigadier general.
Medal of Honor citation
Rank and Organization:
Major General, U.S. Volunteers. Place and Date: At Franklin, Tenn., November 30, 1864. Entered Service At: Congress, Wayne County, Ohio. Born: June 1, 1828, Cedar Valley, Ohio. Date of Issue: March 29, 1893.
At a critical moment rode to the front of one of his brigades, reestablished its lines, and gallantly led it In a successful assault.
David S. Stanley
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S. Stanley was a military leader in the Army of the United States for much of the last half of the nineteenth century.
David Sloan Stanley was born on June 1, 1828, in Wayne County, Ohio. In 1848, he received an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Stanley graduated in 1852 and spent the years before the American Civil War in the western part of the United States. He battled Native Americans and surveyed a transcontinental railroad route. He also tried to maintain peace during the civil unrest over slavery in what came to be called "Bleeding Kansas."
When the Civil War began in April 1861, Stanley was stationed at Fort Smith, Arkansas. He held the rank of captain and commanded the Fourth United States Cavalry. Once Arkansas seceded from the United States, Stanley and his men went to Kansas. He spent the remainder of 1861 battling Confederate soldiers in Missouri. Stanley attained the rank of brigadier-general in November 1861.
During 1862, Stanley was involved in numerous battles along the Mississippi River and in Tennessee, including the Battles of New Madrid, Island No. 10, and Corinth. He served in the Army of the Tennessee, under General Ulysses S. Grant, and commanded the cavalry of the Army of the Cumberland, under General William S. Rosecrans. Stanley played an important role during 1863 as the Army of the Cumberland attempted to free Tennessee from Confederate troops. Stanley participated in the Battles of Stone River and Chickamauga, before taking sick-leave for two months.
In 1864, Stanley participated in General William T. Sherman's campaign to capture Atlanta, Georgia. Stanley did not accompany Sherman on the March to the Sea, staying behind in Georgia, Alabama, and Tennessee to prevent General John Bell Hood's Confederate army from capturing Nashville, Tennessee. He was wounded during the Battle of Franklin in November 1864, but Stanley returned to duty in January 1865. In July 1865, he was assigned to command all soldiers located in the Middle District of Texas. He remained in the military after the Civil War, battling Native Americans and exploring the West.
In 1884, Stanley was promoted to brigadier-general in the regular army. He retired from the army in June 1892. After retirement, Stanley became the governor of the soldier's home in Washington, DC. He died in the capital on March 13, 1902.
The United States presented Stanley with the Congressional Medal of Honor on March 29, 1893, for his courage at the Battle of Franklin. The citation read, "At a critical moment rode to the front of one of his brigades, reestablished its lines, and gallantly led it in a successful assault."
▪ American Civil War
▪ Battle of Chickamauga
▪ Bleeding Kansas
▪ Ulysses S. Grant
▪ William S. Rosecrans
▪ Sherman's March to the Sea
▪ William T. Sherman
▪ Wayne County
References and Suggested Reading
• Official Roster of the Soldiers of the State of Ohio in the War of Rebellion, 1861-1866. Akron, OH: The Werner Company, 1893.
• Dee, Christine, ed. Ohio's War: The Civil War in Documents. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2007. - Available from Amazon.com
• Reid, Whitelaw. Ohio in the War: Her Statesmen, Generals and Soldiers. Cincinnati, OH: Clarke, 1895.
• Roseboom, Eugene H. The Civil War Era: 1850-1873. Columbus: Ohio State Archaeological and Historical Society, 1944.
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