David Johnston Craigie
Brigadier General, United States Army
|David Johnston Craigie
Appointe from Iowa, First Lieutenant, 8th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, 12 September 1861 to 25 July 1864
Captain, Addistant Adjutant General of U. S. Volunteers, 2 July 1864
Honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, 19 September 1865
Second Lieutenant, 12th U. S. Infantry, 11 May 1866
First Lieutenant, 17 October 1867
Regimental Adjutant, 1 December 1866 to 31 October 1869
Regimental Quartermaster, 1 March 1871 to 31 January 1876
Captain, 16 December 1880
Major, 25th U. S. Infantry, 26 April 1898
Lieutenant Colonel, 8th U. S. Infantry, 17 January 1901
Colonel, 11th U. S. Infantry, 14 April 1902
Transferred to the 17th U. S. Infantry, 24March 1903
Breveted First Lieutenant, 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious service in the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee
Brevetted Captain, 2 March 1867 for gallant and meritorious services in the battle of Iuka, Mississippi
David Johnston Craigie, Brigadier General, United States Army, was born at Broomieaide, Scotland, December 6, 1840. He was educated at various schools and with private teachers. He married Florence Mortimer, April 1869.
He served as First Lieutenant, 5th Iowa Volunteer Infantry, September 12, 1861-July 25, 1864, as Captain, Assistant Adjutant General of Volunteers, from July 2, 1864. He was honorably mustered out of the volunteer service, September 13, 1865.
He was appointed Second Lieutenant, United States Army, May 11, 1866, and advanced through the grades to Brigadier General, August 12, 1903. He retired from the regular service on August 13, 1903.
He was breveted First Lieutenant, United States Volunteers, March 2, 1867, for the battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, Captain, United States Volunteers, March 2, 1867, for the battle of Iuka, Mississippi.
He served in the Philippines, 1901- 03.
He made his home in Oska, Iowa, where he died December 14, 1913. He was buried with full military honors in Section 1 (Grave 307) of Arlington National Cemetery. His stone there says "I have finished the work which thou gavest me to do, when I awake I am still with thee."
His wife, Florence Mortimer Craigie (April 29, 1852-December 24, 1921), is buried with him.
His apparent son, William MacDonald Craigie, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army, and his wife, Irene Hall Craigie, are also buried in this plot.
WASHINGTON, December 15, 1913 - Brigadier General David Johnson Craigie, USA, was was in the Civil War and in the Cuban and Philippine campaigns, died here yesterday, aged 73 years.
CRAIGIE, D J
CRAIGIE, FLORENCE MORTIMER W/O DAVID J
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