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DeWitt Clinton Baxter
Birth: Mar. 9, 1829
Dorchester
Suffolk County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: May 9, 1881
Philadelphia
Philadelphia County
Pennsylvania, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served as Lieutenant Colonel of the 19th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, then as Colonel and commander of the 72nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, a unit that was part of the famed "Philadelphia Brigade" and was known as "Baxter's Fire Zouaves". He had recruited the regiment himself, and nearly every man came from Philadelphia's Fire departments. Led the regiment at the Battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg and the Wilderness. He was wounded at Gettysburg during the Philadelphia Brigade's famed defense of the Angle during Pickett's Charge. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "bravery at the battles of Gettysburg and the Wilderness". Originally buried in Monument Cemetery in Philadelphia, he was reinterred in Lawnview in 1956. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Lawnview Cemetery
Rockledge
Montgomery County
Pennsylvania, USA
Plot: Broad Lawn, Range 14, Grave 84
 
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Record added: Dec 19, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 19054
DeWitt Clinton Baxter
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DeWitt Clinton Baxter
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