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James Vote Bomford
Birth: Oct. 5, 1811
Governors Island
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 1892
Union County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1832, placing 34th out of 45. He then fought in the Mexican War (earning two brevet promotions for gallantry) and on the Frontier against the Plains Indians. When the Civil War started, he was serving in Texas as Major of the 6th United States Regular Infantry, and was captured by Confederate Forces in May 1861 when General David Twiggs surrendered all of the United States Army forces in the state to the Confederacy. He was held as a prisoner for almost a year, being exchanged in April 1862, having been promoted to Lieutenant Colonel of the newly-raised 16th United States Regular Infantry while in captivity. During the October 1862 Perryville campaign, he served as Major General Alexander McCooks Chief of Staff. From January 1863 to the end of the war, he saw no further field combat service, subsequently serving first as the Acting Assistant Provost Marshal General for Western Pennsylvania, then as commander of Fort Columbus, New York. In May 1864 he was promoted to Colonel and commander of the 8th United States Regular Infantry, although he never saw combat with the unit. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Regular Army on March 13, 1865 for faithful and efficient services. He remained in the Army until his retirement at his Colonels rank in 1874. He was the son of noted Army ordnance officer George Bomford. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
Family links: 
  George Bomford (1780 - 1848)
  Clara Baldwin Bomford (1785 - 1856)
  George Newman Bomford (1841 - 1897)*
  James Vote Bomford (1811 - 1892)
  Louisa Sophia Bomford Derby (1813 - 1864)**
  Henry Baldwin Bomford (1824 - 1845)*
*Calculated relationship
Evergreen Cemetery
Union County
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Section G, Lot 67
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Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Apr 06, 2002
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James Vote Bomford
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