Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949

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Mahone, William

Mahone, William, a Senator from Virginia; born in Southampton County, Va., December 1, 1826; was graduated from the Virginia Military Institute at Lexington in 1847; taught two years at the Rappahannock Military Academy; became a civil engineer and constructor of the Norfolk & Petersburg Railroad; participated in the Civil War and took part in the capture of Norfolk Navy Yard; raised and commanded the Sixth Virginia Regiment; was engaged in most of the battles of the Peninsular campaign, those on the Rappahannock, and those around Petersburg; was commissioned brigadier general and major general in 1864 and afterward commanded a corps in Hill’s division; at the close of the Civil War returned to railroad engineering, and later became president of a trunk line from Norfolk into Tennessee; served in the State senate 1863-1865; elected to the United States Senate as a Readjuster and served from March 4, 1881, until March 3, 1887; unsuccessful candidate for reelection in 1887; died in Washington, D.C., October 8, 1895; interment in Blandford Cemetery, Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Va.

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Chicago: U.S. Congress, "Mahone, William," Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949 in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1494 Original Sources, accessed August 14, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AKH9JJW577HGVN.

MLA: U.S. Congress. "Mahone, William." Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949, in U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1494, Original Sources. 14 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AKH9JJW577HGVN.

Harvard: U.S. Congress, 'Mahone, William' in Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774-1949. cited in , U.S. Congress, Biographical Directory of the American Congress, 1774–1949 (Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office, 1950), P.1494. Original Sources, retrieved 14 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=4AKH9JJW577HGVN.