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Henry Martyn Cist
Birth: Feb. 20, 1839
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 16, 1902
Rome
Provincia di Roma
Lazio, Italy

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He was the son of a Russian immigrant and graduated from Farmers College in 1858 to became a lawyer in Cincinnati, Ohio. When the Civil War began, he enlisted in the Union Army as a Private and was mustered in with Company A, known as the Guthrie Grays, of the 6th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was transferred to the 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and commissioned as 1st Lieutenant and Adjutant. He was transferred again and briefly assigned to Camp Chase Prison in Columbus, Ohio as its Post-Adjutant. He was then commissioned as the acting brigade Adjutant-General during the Tullahoma, Chickamauga, and Eastport Campaigns. He eventually served on the staffs of Major Generals William Rosecrans and George Henry Thomas. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "gallant and meritorious conduct in the Battle of Stones River, and in the campaign under General Rosecrans, terminating in the Battle of Chicakamuaga, and for meritorious services generally throughout the war for the suppression of the rebellion". He resumed his law practice in Cincinnati, Ohio after the war and was elected as the corresponding secretary of the Society of 618 "Ciudad Real" in 1869. He authored "The Army of the Cumberland", a popular essay, published in 1887. He died from pneumonia while visiting Italy when he was 63 years old. (bio by: K Guy) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Mary Eliza Morris Cist (1845 - 1876)*
  Jennie E Bare Cist (1848 - 1921)*
 
 Children:
  Gertrude Morris Cist (1869 - 1952)*
  Bertha A. Cist (1871 - 1966)*
  Edith Cist LaBoiteaux (1873 - 1934)*
  Helen L. Cist Barker (1875 - 1959)*
  Letitia Holmes Cist Arnold (1883 - 1964)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Spring Grove Cemetery
Cincinnati
Hamilton County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Section 54, Lot 116, Grave 9
 
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Record added: Feb 21, 1999
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