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John L. Gardner
John L Gardner 1844.jpg
1844 photo of Gardner taken by Mathew Brady
Daguerreotype collection (Library of Congress)
Born (1793-08-01)August 1, 1793
Boston
Died February 18, 1869(1869-02-18) (aged 75)
Wilmington, Delaware
Place of burial
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch  United States Army
Years of service 1812–1865
Rank Union Army colonel rank insignia.png Colonel
Union Army brigadier general rank insignia.svg Brevet Brigadier General
Unit 4th U.S. Infantry
7th U.S. Infantry
Commands held 4th U.S. Artillery
Battles/wars

John Lane Gardner (1793–1869) served in the U.S. Army eventually achieving the rank of brevet Brigadier General after serving in the American Civil War having also served in the War of 1812, the Second Seminole War and the Mexican–American War. After Gardner retired from military service he devoted time to recruiting for the Army.

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