Major General N.J.T. Dana named as the commander of the defenses of Philadelphia

Union Major General Darius Couch, commanding the Department of the Susquehanna, ordered Major General Napoleon Dana to take command of the militia and defenses of Philadelphia in the face of the Confederate invasion of Pennsylvania.  Dana immediately named Lieutenant Colonel William Whipple as his chief of staff.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation
"Philadelphia," New York Times, June 28, 1863, p. 1. 
Date Certainty
Exact
Type
Battles/Soldiers
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