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William Henry Raynor
Birth: Apr. 4, 1834
Death: Dec. 20, 1912
Toledo
Lucas County
Ohio, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. He enlisted in the 1st Ohio Volunteer Infanty right after the the Civil War on April 16, 1861, and was commissioned as a 1st Lieutenant. At the first Battle of Bull Run in July 1861 he was taken prisoner and sent to Libbey Prison in Richmond, Virginia. After seventeen days he escaped and was spotted by a southern soldier who was going to shoot him, but whe he saw his Masonic pin he then allowed him to escape. When he reached home he then organized the 56th Ohio Volunteer Infantry and was made it's Colonel and commander on April 2, 1863. He was wounded at Snaggy Point Red River Landing near Vicksurg on May 5, 1864. He was then decorated for bravery and was discharged on October 27, 1864. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "distinguished and gallant services". (bio by: Gregory Speciale) 
 
Burial:
Woodlawn Cemetery
Toledo
Lucas County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Sewction 29, Lot 115
 
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Originally Created by: Gregory Speciale
Record added: Mar 05, 2004
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May GOD Bless You! Gen. William Henry Raynor !A Mason. ::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::::It is on Major General Benjamin Butler's in Lowell, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, the monument reads."the true touchstone of civil liberty is not that all me...(Read more)
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