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William Snyder Truex
Birth: Oct. 2, 1819
Death: Sep. 5, 1889

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Served in the Civil War as an officer in 3 New Jersey Infantry regiments, becoming Colonel and commander of the 14th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry in 1862. He commanded a brigade in the Army of the Potomac's VI Corps later in the war, and lead it in the 1864 Battle of Monocacy. His unit helped to delay theadvancing rebels under Confederate General Jubal Early, who were intent on capturing Washington DC in July 1864. Union troops stopped the force for 24 hours, which allowed Washingon defenses to be reinforced, and eventually repulse the Confederates. Colonel Truex later came in conflict with General Philip Sheridan, and was dismissed from the Army despite an outstanding record of battle leadership. He gained a measure of satisfaction on March 13, 1865, when he received a brevet promotion to Brigadier General, US Volunteers in recognition of his services. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Ellen E Truex (____ - 1914)*
 
 Children:
  William S Truex (____ - 1904)*
 
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Burial:
Riverview Cemetery
Trenton
Mercer County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section N, Lot 429
 
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Record added: Aug 22, 1999
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William Snyder Truex
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William Snyder Truex
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