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Henry Warner Slocum
Birth: Sep. 24, 1827
Delphi Falls
Onondaga County
New York, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 1894
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA

Civil War Union Major General, US Congressman. He was admitted to the bar in 1858, practiced law in Syracuse, New York and was elected to the State Assembly in 1859. At the outbreak of the Civil War, he was appointed Colonel of the 27th New York Infantry and led the regiment at the First Bull Run. Promoted Brigadier General in August, 1861, he commanded brigades at the Peninsula Campaign and distinguished himself at the Battle of Gains' Mill. In July, 1862, he was promoted Major General in command of the 1st Division, seeing action at the Second Bull Run and Chancellorsville. At the Battle of Gettysburg, he commanded the XII Corps and after Gettysburg, he was sent to Tennessee to command the XI and XII Corps. In 1864, his Army engaged in the Carolina Campaign and after the Confederate surrender, he commanded the Department of the Mississippi before resigning from the Army in September, 1865. In 1869, he was elected as a Democrat to the 41st and 42n Congresses, serving until 1873. He was again elected as a Representative at Large to the 48th Congress, serving 1883 to 1885. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  Matthew Barnard Slocum (1788 - 1853)
  Mary Lowell Ostrander Slocum (1791 - 1865)
 
 Spouse:
  Clara Rice Slocum (1830 - 1899)*
 
 Children:
  Florence Elizabeth Slocum Kingsbury (1859 - 1939)*
  Clarence Rice Slocum (1871 - 1912)*
 
 Siblings:
  Elizabeth Coggeshall Slocum Morgan (1815 - 1892)*
  John Ostrander Slocum (1820 - 1885)*
  Barnard Slocum (1822 - 1862)*
  George Engs Slocum (1824 - 1906)*
  Henry Warner Slocum (1827 - 1894)
  Avis Slocum Bailey (1831 - 1865)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 139, Lot 28760
 
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Record added: Aug 02, 1998
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Honoring the man for whom Fort Slocum, NY, was named.
- Jay Wright
 Added: May. 31, 2014

- Jerry Clark
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014
Companion #00949 - Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the U.S.
- Jeffry Burden
 Added: Mar. 6, 2013
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