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Gen Lionel Allen Sheldon
Birth: Aug. 30, 1831
Worcester
Otsego County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 17, 1917
Pasadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Civil War officer, lawyer, and politican. When the Civil War broke out, Ohio Governor Dennison offered him a commission and asked him to raise troops; he raised five companies in six days. He was mustered in as Lt. Colonel of the 42nd Ohio Infantry, the regiment that Col. James A. Garfield, later to become President, was commanding. A year later, he was promoted to Colonel and took command of the regiment. During the war, he fought in the battles of Middle Creek, the capture of Cumberland Gap, Chickaway Bayou, Arkansas Post. Under General Grant he participated in the attack on Port Gibson, Mississippi, and saw action during the assault on Thompsonís Hill. Wounded in the hand by a musket ball, Sheldon stayed at his post, leading two gallant charges on the enemy position. During the engagements at Raymond, Jackson, and Black River Bridge, Sheldon followed his regiment in an ambulance but recuperated in time to participate in the siege of Vicksburg. He was breveted a Brigadier General of volunteers on March 13, 1865. In the years following the war, he represented Louisiana in the 41st and 43rd Congresses (1869 to 1875) and was appointed by President Garfield to serve as Governor of the Territory of New Mexico from 1881-1885. Sheldon and his wife, the former Mary Greene Miles of Elyria, Ohio, lived in Pasadena for 30 years. (bio by: Shiver) 
 
Burial:
Mountain View Cemetery and Mausoleum
Altadena
Los Angeles County
California, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Shiver
Record added: Jun 14, 2003
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Gen Lionel Allen Sheldon
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- Warren C. Sheldon
 Added: Jul. 22, 2014

- DELETED ACCOUNT
 Added: Jan. 16, 2014
Thank you sir for your service and rest well.
- luvshistory
 Added: Jan. 18, 2011
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