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George Randolph Snowden
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Birth: Feb. 12, 1841
Franklin
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1932
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Attorney and National Guard Major General. He studied law and was admitted to the bar in 1862. He joined the Union Army for the Civil War, attaining the rank of Captain in the 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry, and taking part in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg. In 1874 he moved to Philadelphia. Snowden continued his military service with the Pennsylvania National Guard, serving as commander of the 3rd Infantry Regiment with the rank of Colonel during the labor unrest in Pittsburgh in 1877. In 1878 he was promoted to Brigadier General as commander of the 1st Brigade. In 1880 he was an unsuccessful Democratic candidate for Congress, and he later served on Philadelphia's Select Council. He also worked as an Appraiser in the Philadelphia Customs House and Chief Clerk at the Philadelphia Mint. In 1890 he was promoted to Major General as commander of the Pennsylvania National Guard Division, consisting of three brigades and separate units. He commanded the National Guard during the Homestead Strike in July, 1892. Snowden retired from the military in 1900, and in his later years he was one of Philadelphia's Real Estate Assessors. Excerpts of his Civil War diary were published in 1971 as "Home to Franklin! Excerpts from the Civil War Diary of George Randolph Snowden." 
 
Burial:
Franklin Cemetery
Franklin
Venango County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Section D, Lot 19
 
Created by: Bill McKern
Record added: Mar 08, 2014
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George Randolph Snowden
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George Randolph Snowden
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George Randolph Snowden
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