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Francis Laurens Vinton
Birth: Jun. 1, 1835
Death: Oct. 6, 1879

Civil War Union Brigadier General. At the start of the Civil War, New York Governor Edwin Denison Morgan appointed him Colonel in command of the 43rd New York Infantry. Vinton's 43rd New York was assigned to the Army of the Potomac, participated in the siege of Yorktown and at the Seven Days' Battles. Promoted Brigadier General in July 1862, he took part in the battles of Antietam, Fredericksburg and the Chancellorsville Campaign. He commanded the 43rd New York at Gettysburg in 1863, the Wilderness Campaign and in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864. In April 1865, he was in the final Battle of Sailor's Creek and was present at the surrender of General Lee's Army at Appomattox. After station duty at Danville, Virginia, he was honorably discharged and mustered out in June, 1865. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Parents:
  John Rogers Vinton (1801 - 1847)
  Lucretia Dutton Parker Vinton (1810 - 1858)
 
 Sibling:
  Louise Claire Vinton Hoppin (1832 - 1891)*
  Francis Laurens Vinton (1835 - 1879)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Swan Point Cemetery
Providence
Providence County
Rhode Island, USA
Plot: Group 267
GPS (lat/lon): 41.85036, -71.38184
 
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Record added: Oct 27, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5897082
Francis Laurens Vinton
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- Rebecca Marden
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- Rebecca Marden
 Added: Dec. 17, 2012
Thanks for serving sir!
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