Obits - NJ - 1901 - General Stewart Van Vliet

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Obits - NJ - 1901 - General Stewart Van Vliet

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General Van Vliet

He Was a Summer Resident of Shrewsbury and Served With Gret Valor in Several of His Country's Wars

General Stewart Van Vliet, a summer resident of Shrewsbury, died at Washington last Thursday, aged 86 years. He had been a prominent figure in the United States army records for many years. He graduated from West Point and served in the Seminole war, the Mexican war and the civil war. In the Mexican war he led the famous charge which won the battle of Monterey, which has become celebrated in song and story. He was engaged in several of the minor Indian wars of the West, and he also took part in the fight against the Mormons, when they revolted against the United States government. He was a man of unquestioned bravery and of high morals.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, Apr 3, 1901

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