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Black, John C. - Gen.
General John C. Black
CHICAGO, Aug. 17.---General John C. Black, Civil War veteran, former Congressman and former United States Commissioner of Pensions, died suddenly today in his room at a local hotel.
General Black was a member of the United States Civil War Service Commission. He enlisted at the outbreak of the Civil War as a private and was breveted[sic] brigadier general in April, 1865, for "gallant services" in assault on Fort Blakely, Alabama. He was commander in chief of the G. A. R. in 1903.
The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 18 Aug 1915