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Henry Lawrence Burnett
Birth: Dec. 26, 1838
Death: Jan. 4, 1916

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, he was admitted to the bar in 1859 and established a law practice in Warren, Ohio. When the Civil War began, he enlisted and was commissioned a Captain in Company C, 2nd Ohio Cavalry, Union Army. With the 2nd Ohio, he saw actions in Missouri and the campaigns in Southern Kentucky. In 1863, he was assigned as a Major, judge-advocate of the Department of the Ohio and in 1864, he was sent to Indiana as a prosecutor on the military commission, serving until the end of the war. For distinguished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General of US Volunteers on March 13, 1865. After the war, he served as Special Judge Advocate for the Lincoln Assassination Trial. In 1872, he moved to New York practiced law and was appointed Federal District Attorney, southern district of New York by President William McKinley in 1898. After this term expired he retired to his Hillside Farm, Goshen, New York. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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  Henry Lawrence Burnett (1883 - 1918)*
 
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Cause of death: Pneumonia
 
Burial:
Slate Hill Cemetery
Goshen
Orange County
New York, USA
Plot: Plot 38
 
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Record added: Sep 21, 1998
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 21, 2012
Thanks for serving sir!!!!
- karl anglin
 Added: Dec. 4, 2012
Thank you Sir.
- caroline
 Added: Jun. 4, 2011
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