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Ward Benjamin Burnett
Birth: 1810
Death: Jun. 24, 1884
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

Mexican War US Army Brevet Brigadier General. Born in Pennsylvania, he graduated from West Point in 1832, served as an expedition officer at Fort Jackson, Louisiana and as Assistant Instructor of Infantry Tactics at West Point. After he resigned from the Army in 1836 and became a civil engineer. At the start of the Mexican War in 1846, he reenlisted in the Army and was commissioned Colonel in command of the 1st New York Volunteer Infantry. He engaged with his regiment at the Siege of Vera Cruz, Battle of Cerro Gordo, Battle of Contreras and Battle of Churubusco, where he was severely wounded. For gallant and distinguished service, he was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers in August 1848. After the war, he was chief-engineer of the Brooklyn Water-works and served as United States Surveyor-General of Kansas and Nebraska Territories. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Emily Watson Ward Burnett (1821 - 1881)*
 
 Children:
  Marie Louise Burnett Stanton (1842 - 1926)*
  Aaron Ward (1851 - 1918)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Green-Wood Cemetery
Brooklyn
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Plot: Section 62, Lot 6548
 
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Record added: Nov 07, 1998
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General thank you for your service to our country during the Mexican War. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Jun. 24, 2016

- Christina Ray-Duncan
 Added: Dec. 21, 2015

- Bling Blinky of Texas
 Added: Jan. 7, 2015
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