Apr. 26, 1826 Worcester Worcester County Massachusetts, USA
Jul. 3, 1863 Gettysburg Adams County Pennsylvania, USA
Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. Commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the 15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry on July 24, 1861, he rose to Colonel and commander of the unit when Colonel Charles Devens was promoted to Brigadier General in April 1862. He was mortally wounded on the second day of the Battle of Gettysburg when his brigade was trying to stem the Confederate attack. He died the next day in a Union Field Hospital. On March 13, 1865 he was posthumously brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunters for "galant and meritorious services in the battle of Ball's Bluff, Va., Oct. 21, 1861, and in the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., where killed". In 1886, surviving members of his regiment erected a small monument to him on the spot where he was wounded. It now stands in the fields just North of the Codori House in the Gettysburg National Military Park. (bio by: Russ Dodge)
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General thank you for your service to our country during our American Civil War. I have been to your monument on the field at Gettysburg a few times. May you rest in peace, sir. -
Daniel Moran Added: Apr. 26, 2016