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Col Joseph W Vance
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1809
Death: Apr. 8, 1864

Col. Vance moved to Mount Vernon in 1840. He was admitted to the bar in 1842 and rose rapidly in his profession and soon attained a high position as an advocate. He was elected Mayor of Mount Vernon in 1852. In August 1862, he was commissioned Colonel of the Ninety-sixth Ohio Volunteer infantry. He was in several battles before he fell, mortally wounded, in the battle of Sabine Cross roads on April 8, 1864. (Source: Mound View Cemetery Self-Guided Walking Tour doc.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah A White Vance (1810 - 1876)*
 
 Children:
  John White Vance (1839 - 1856)*
  A. Ella Vance (1845 - 1909)*
  Walter L Vance (1847 - 1909)*
  Nannie Vance Whitcher (1849 - 1904)*
  Harriet T Vance (1851 - 1852)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Mound View Cemetery
Mount Vernon
Knox County
Ohio, USA
Plot: Lot 175, Section 16, Gr. 1
 
Created by: Stephen Kronberg
Record added: Jun 24, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 54072986
Col Joseph W Vance
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Col Joseph W Vance
Added by: Todd James Dean
 
Col Joseph W Vance
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Colonel Vance rose from the sick bed of his ambulance to rally his troops during the debacle at Sabine Cross-roads. He was shot and killed when he refused to be captured.
- Michael Brewer
 Added: Sep. 1, 2014

- Todd James Dean
 Added: Apr. 12, 2012
Thanks for your Civil War service.
- Stephen
 Added: Jun. 24, 2010
 
 
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