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Col Prentiss Ingraham
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Birth: Dec. 28, 1843
Death: Aug. 16, 1904

Prentiss Ingraham

Residence was not listed;
Enlisted as a 1st Lieutenant (date unknown)
"K" Co. MS 1st Light Artillery
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Born near Natchez on December 28, 1843, he was the only son of Reverend Joseph Holt Ingraham and his wife, Mary Brooks Ingraham.

He was educated by private tutors and then attended St. Timothy's Military Academy in Maryland, where he was a classmate of John Wilkes Booth, who later became the assassin of President Lincoln.

Next he attended Jefferson College in Washington, Mississippi, just outside of Natchez, and, at the outbreak of the War Between the States, he was attending the Mobile Medical College in Alabama.

Prentiss Ingraham enlisted in Company D of Withers' First Mississippi Light Artillery as a private, reaching the grade of Ordnance Sergeant by July, 1863, when he was captured at Port Hudson, Louisiana.

He received a wound in his foot, which troubled him the remainder of his life. He was paroled and exchanged, although, according to some accounts, he escaped from his captors.

In October, 1864, he was listed as absent "on detached service." He reportedly served as an officer of scouts in Ross' Brigade of Texas Cavalry. This may have been true, although no record of such service exists. It is certain, however, that he was a Confederate colonel.

After the war, he became a soldier of fortune, serving in Mexico under Juarez against Maximilian and the French.

In the Austro-Prussian War of 1866, he served on General Hoffman's staff in the Austrian army at the Battle of Sadowa.

He fought on the island of Crete with the Greeks against the Turks, and, for a time, in the army of the Khedive of Egypt.

His literary career began in London, where he wrote articles, essays, and poems for British periodicals.

When he returned to the United States, he became involved in the Cuban Revolution as a Cuban navy captain and made several trips to Cuba in the Hornet before he was captured by the Spaniards.

He was also a Cuban army colonel, which gave him the rank he used later in life.

Ingraham lived most of his life in New York, where he married Rose Langle.
In Graham's literary career began in London in 1869. The author of The Masked Spy (1872) and is best known for his Buffalo Bill series. Other major works include the Buck Taylor series, Merle Monte series, and Dick Doom series. Ingraham claimed in 1900 to have written over 600 novels.

Ingraham moved to the West where he met up with Buffalo Bill. Ingraham soon worked as an advance agent for Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show.

Ingraham became a victim of Bright's disease and traveled to the home for Confederate soldiers at Beauvoir, where he was admitted on August 12, 1904.

He died four days later.



 
 
Burial:
Beauvoir Confederate Cemetery
Biloxi
Harrison County
Mississippi, USA
Plot: Grave #62
 
Maintained by: Ancestral Sleuth
Originally Created by: Bev
Record added: Apr 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18999984
Col Prentiss Ingraham
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Col Prentiss Ingraham
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