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VEATCH, James Clifford (veech), soldier, born near Elizabethtown, Harrison County, Indiana, 19 December, 1819. He was educated in common schools and under private tutors, was admitted to the bar, practised for many years, and was auditor of Spencer county, Indiana, from 1841 till 1855. He was in the legislature in 1861-'2, became colonel of the 25th regiment of Indiana volunteers, 9 August, 1861, brigadier-general of volunteers, 28 April, 1862, and brevet major-general in August, 1865, at which time he retired from the army. He was engaged at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, the sieges of Corinth and Vicksburg, the Atlanta campaign, the siege and capture of Mobile, and many other actions during the civil war. He became adjutant-general of Indiana in 1869, and was collector of internal revenue from April, 1870, till August, 1883.
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