|John Daniel Imboden
b. February 16, 1823, Staunton, Va.
d. August 15, 1895, Damascus, Va.
Imboden taught school, practiced law, and served 2 terms in the state legislature before the war. At the onset of the war, he organized the Staunton Artillery to support the Confederacy and led them to Harper's Ferry where they took possession of the U.S. arsenal there. Imboden fought at the Battle of Bull Run and served under Gen. Stonewall Jackson in his Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1862. After he was promoted to brigadier general in January of 1863, he led the "Imboden Raid" where he helped disrupt the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad lines. He fought at Gettysburg and was even part of the unsuccessful attempt to take Washington, D.C. However, in 1864 he suffered from typhoid fever and spent the rest of the war doing administrative duty. After the war, he worked in the mining and mineral business promoting the resources of Virginia.
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