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John Frederick Hartranft

(1830—1889)


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ˈhärtrænft

(1830–89) Union army officer, born near Pottstown, Pennsylvania. Hartranft was recognized for his heroism at Spotsylvania and Petersburg (both 1864). After the war he was active in Republican politics in Pennsylvania, serving two terms as governor (elected 1872).

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