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Joseph Horace Eaton
Birth: Oct. 12, 1815
Salem
Essex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jan. 20, 1896
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. An 1835 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York, during the Mexican War he was an aide to General Zachary Taylor and was twice promoted and cited for gallantry, first at the Battle of Monterey and then at the Battle of Buena Vista. Following the Mexican War, he was stationed on the frontier where he painted a series of landscapes in New Mexico in the 1850's. Eaton's paintings are highly sought after by art collectors and museums today and even Eaton's autograph is sold at auction. Among his most important watercolors are Don Fernandez de Taos and Canocito Bonito. During the Civil War he was stationed in Washington D.C. where he was assistant United States Army Paymaster. He was promoted to Brevet Brigadier General in 1865. After the Civil War he was assigned to Oregon where he was the army's Chief Paymaster of the Department of the Columbia until his retirement in 1881. (bio by: Randy Fletcher) 
 
Burial:
River View Cemetery
Portland
Multnomah County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Section 15, Lot 279, Space 1
 
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Originally Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Dec 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23471468
Joseph Horace Eaton
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Joseph Horace Eaton
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Joseph Horace Eaton
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