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Charles Henry DeGroat
Birth: Apr. 3, 1838
Cortland
Cortland County
New York, USA
Death: Aug. 15, 1904
Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General. When the Civil War broke out, DeGroat joined the 1st Wisconsin volunteer infantry and quickly rose through the ranks. With the formation of the 32nd Wisconsin infantry in September of 1862, he was selected to be a captain in company A. The unit moved through Mississippi on General Grant's central Mississippu campaign and continued through Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. DeGroat continued to be promoted and to assume more responsibility of command. On July 24, 1864, as the unit was about to begin the Atlanta campaign, he was appointed colonel of the 32nd. He led the unit during the seige of Atlanta, the march to the sea, the battle of Bentonville, and the surrender of General Johnston. On March 13, 1865, he was made brevet brigadier general "for gallant and meritorious services during the recent campaign in Georgia and the Carolinas." After the war, he was a manufacturer of engines, mill machinery, and farm equipment. (bio by: Thomas Fisher) 
 
Burial:
Rienzi Cemetery
Fond du Lac
Fond du Lac County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: Section F, Lot 21
GPS (lat/lon): 43.76164, -88.38365
 
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Originally Created by: Thomas Fisher
Record added: Jun 30, 2009
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Charles Henry DeGroat
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Charles Henry DeGroat
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