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Cannon, William Laws

William Laws Cannon, detail
William Laws Cannon was born on April 6, 1839 at Bridgeville, Delaware and graduated from Dickinson College in 1860. He obtained a position at the Census Bureau in Washington, D.C. Cannon became a captain of the 1st Delaware cavalry in the Army of the Potomac and was placed in command of Company B of that unit. While Cannon fought during the occupation of Bel Air, Maryland, he contracted typhoid fever and died on August 18, 1863. (By John Osborne and Leigh Oczkowski)
Life span: 
04/06/1839 to 08/18/1863
Dickinson Connection: 
Class of 1860

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