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Henry Van Ness Boynton
Birth: Jul. 22, 1835
West Stockbridge
Berkshire County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Jun. 3, 1905
Atlantic City
Atlantic County
New Jersey, USA

Civil War Union Brevet Brigadier General, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. HE served in the Civil War in the 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, rising to Lieutenant Colonel and commander of the regiment. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery at the Battle of Missionary Ridge, Tennessee on November 25, 1863. His citation reads "Led his regiment in the face of a severe fire of the enemy; was severely wounded". His Medal was issued on November 15, 1893. He was brevetted Brigadier General, US Volunteers on March 13, 1865 for "good conduct at the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge". After the War he became a well-known journalist, served as Chairman of the Chattanooga and Chickamauga National Military Park Commission, and as a Brigadier General of Volunteers during the Spanish-American War. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
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  Helen Mason Boynton (____ - 1922)*
 
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Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Section 2, Site 1096
GPS (lat/lon): 38.88025, -77.07196
 
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Record added: Oct 10, 2000
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Henry Van Ness Boynton
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Henry Van Ness Boynton
Added by: Russ Dodge
 
Henry Van Ness Boynton
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