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PEASE, Phineas, soldier, born in Somers, Connecticut, 16 April, 1826. He was educated in the common schools, and subsequently was employed on railroads in Illinois. He became lieutenant-colonel of the 49th Illinois infantry at the beginning of the civil war, was severely wounded at Shiloh, participated in the battle of Corinth, commanded a brigade at Du Glaise, Louisiana, Little Rock. Ark., and Franklin, Missouri, and was at the battle of Nashville, and numerous subsequent small engagements. In March, 1865, he received the brevet of brigadier-general of volunteers. He became general superintendent of the Indiana, Bloomington, and Western railroad in 1875, and superintendent of the Ohio Central railroad in 1880, and in 1885 became receiver and general manager of the Cleveland and Marietta railroad.
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