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Capt James W. Lingenfelter
Birth: Oct. 17, 1836
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1861
Fairfax County
Virginia, USA

First Oregonian to die in the Civil War. Lingenfelter was a graduate of New York University but moved to California and then to Jacksonville, Oregon where he practiced law and was known as one of the great Republican orators of the region.
Ligenfelter joined Oregon Sen. Edward D. Baker when Baker formed the 1st California Regiment at the start of the Civil War (later re-designated the 71st Pennsylvania Infantry). Lingenfelter was the captain of Company B and was shot in the head by a Confederate sharpshooter while on picket duty.
Caughnawaga Cemetery
Montgomery County
New York, USA
Created by: Randy Fletcher
Record added: Sep 12, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29757427
Capt James W. Lingenfelter
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Capt James W. Lingenfelter
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Capt James W. Lingenfelter
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- June Faulkner Crossman-Battisti
 Added: Oct. 21, 2016
One hundred and fifty-one years marks your untimely death, Capt Lingenfelter, at the hands of a Confederate soldier on the 21st of September, 1861. Oregon honors your memory today, and can only speculate on how, if you had survived the war, the young stat...(Read more)
- Oregon Civil War 150th
 Added: Sep. 22, 2012
May Oregonians and the nation never forget your patriotism, Captain Lingenfelter, as 150 years ago today, you made the ultimate sacrifice in the defense of the Union. We salute you, and honor you on the sesquicentennial of your death by a sniper's bullet.
- K.C.Piccard
 Added: Sep. 21, 2011
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