David Ramsay Clendenin

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David Ramsay Clendenin (June 24, 1830 – March 5, 1895)[1] was an American Union brevet brigadier general during the period of the American Civil War. He served with the 8th Illinois Cavalry.[2]

He received his appointment as brevet brigadier general dated to February 20, 1865.[3] He retired in 1891 at the rank of colonel.[4]

Clendenin was one of 9 members of the military commission that tried and convicted the Lincoln conspirators.

He is buried at Oneida Cemetery in Oneida, Illinois.[5]


  1. ^ "David Ramsay Clendenin (1830-1895)". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  2. ^ "8th Illinois Cavalry in the American Civil War". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  3. ^ The Photographic History of the Civil War: Three Volumes in One. New York: Random House Value Publishing, Inc. 1983. p. 308. 0-517-20155-0. 
  4. ^ "David Ramsay R Clendenin". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 
  5. ^ "Brevet Brigadier General David R. Clendenin Grave". Retrieved 2012-04-30. 

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