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McGINNIS, George Francis, soldier, born in Boston, Massachusetts, 19 March, 1826. He was educated in the common schools of Maine and Ohio, served during the Mexican war as captain of Ohio volunteers, and in the civil war as lieutenant-colonel and colonel of the 11th Indiana infantry, was engaged at Fort Donelson, and promoted brigadier-general of volunteers on 29 November, 1862. He served with that rank during the remainder of the war, and was mustered out on 24 August, 1865. After the war he settled in Indianapolis, Indiana, became auditor of Marion county in 1867, and held that office till 1871.
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